The Backstage with Robert Emery Podcast

Seeding young minds with classical music is a bit of an emotional crusade
— David Miller

Robert Emery talks to David Miller, American Tenor who is a member of the successful classical crossover group Il Divo, who has sold over 28 million copies worldwide. David talks about the challenges of being on tour, recording albums and how he believes that living 'in the now' is the biggest factor of his success and happiness. And of course, he answers a quick-fire round of questions culminating in the big question; The White House or Buckingham Palace?

Since his Broadway role as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann’s version of Puccini’s La Boheme, David's career has skyrocketed like most musicians could only dream of. This chat is an excellent, in depth conversation which covers much more than the music industry.

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  • Working with Il Divo [01:26]

  • Being in the now [04.52]

  • Background [05:20]

  • Classical Music [09:35]

  • Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème on Broadway[14:25]

  • Videography [22.06]

  • Vibrations and energy [34.16]

  • Il Divo [40:40]

  • What’s next for David Miller?[41:18]

  • Being in the now [42:35]

  • Tips and tricks to be ultra-productive [46:03]

  • Predictions of the business in 20 years [47:22]

  • Quick fire questions [50:11]

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About RDCE

RDCE (Robert D.C. Emery) is a conductor, pianist and serial entrepreneur.

He is lucky enough to travel the world; ranging from performances in London's Royal Albert Hall, through to the Sydney Opera House, RDCE has seen them all.

Besides music, RDCE is the Founder & Director of The Arts Group; one of the most diverse entertainment companies in the UK. Within the portfolio is a national music tuition agency, symphony orchestra, choir, artist agency, record label and production company.

Aside from that, he lives in London and Cambridge, has a wife (Mrs E), a toddler (Master T) and 4 cats.



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