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Robert Emery studied conducting and piano at the Royal College of Music, and is experienced in both orchestral and choral conducting, classical and popular music. His work has taken him all over the world conducting amongst others the British Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Basel Symphony, Arts Symphonic, Birmingham Philharmonic, West London Orchestra and Chorus, Ad-Hoc Orchestra and Choir of Great Britain, and The London Chorus. He has worked with such diverse musical talent as Sir Simon Rattle and Bernard Haitink through to Blur/Damon Albarn, Russell Watson and Katherine Jenkins.
He is the personal Musical Director for Russell Watson and has recently been assistant Musical Director for the West End production of Zorro, Musical Director for the West End production of Betwixt and FIVE TV's production of My First Carol Concert, Associate Musical Supervisor for the world premier of Dallebach Kari das Musikal and Conductor/Arranger/Orchestrator for The Lovebugs/Basel Symphony Orchestra, both in Switzerland.
As musical director or associate, Robert has also worked on; Royal Variety Performance 2010 (Palladium), FIVE TV's My First Carol Concert (UK Tour), the broadway film A Tale of Two Cities (Theatre Royal, Brighton), Betwixt (Ambassadors West End), Variety Club International Awards (Guildhall, London) Opening of St Pancras International (New London Children's Choir), Plague Songs with Damon Albarn (Barbican), BBC Christmas Celebration (BBC TV Centre), Honk! (Trinity College of Music), Red Cross Royal Gala Ball (Mansion House), Celebrating Politics (Westminster Hall), 10 Minute Musical Challenge (Greenwich Theatre), Boorskale (Soho Theatre), And the World Goes Round, Joseph, An Evening with Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bugsy Malone, Rocky Crusades and An Evening of Musicals and Music.
Robert is an active concert pianist, arranger and composer (currently composing music to all 154 Shakespeare Sonnets). He also now has a team that assists in running his national music tuition service, Arts Academy, and a live-event production house. For more information, visit www.robertemery.com or www.arts-group.co.uk.