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RDCE (Robert D.C. Emery) is a conductor, pianist, record producer 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. The Times called him 'the eccentric barefooted maestro' and the Mail quoted that 'the assured baton was controlled by the rather energetic and brilliant conductor'. He has recently released a new podcast, and in this show he digs deep into the psyche of world-class performers, finding out how they went from zero to hero by delving into their path to stardom.
Award-winning Robert D.C. Emery started playing the piano at the age of seven, studied at the Royal College of Music and is a teaching descendant of Liszt, Beethoven and Mozart. Making his highly acclaimed London piano debut when he was only thirteen, he then turned to conducting, ‘trying it out’ for the first time at the age of seventeen with the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra. He now performs around the world, conducting such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Japanese Philharmonic, British Philharmonic, National Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien, Basel Symphony, Singapore Lyric, Australian Metropolitan, Perth Philharmonic, Evergreen Philharmonic and the Central Aichi. He has worked with such diverse musical talent as Sir Simon Rattle through to Russell Watson, Stewart Copeland, Blur/Damon Albarn and Jim Steinman.
As Conductor or Musical Supervisor, Robert has worked on; Bat Out Of Hell - The Musical (London Coliseum and Ed Mirvish Theatre, Toronto), Tanz der Vampire (Theatre des Westerns, Berlin 2016), Jonathan Antoine ‘Believe’ (national tour 2015), Russell Watson world tours (2010-2015), National TV Awards (o2 Arena and live on ITV), Royal Variety Performance (Palladium), Great Festival of Creativity (Shanghai, China), Zorro the Musical (Garrick, West End), the broadway film A Tale of Two Cities (Theatre Royal, Brighton), Songs of my Life (Garrick, West End), Betwixt (Ambassadors West End), Opening of St Pancras International (New London Children’s Choir), Plague Songs with Damon Albarn (Barbican), BBC Christmas Celebration (BBC TV Centre) and Boorskale (Soho Theatre)..
As a producer, he has worked on cross-over artist Russell Watson ‘Anthems’, ‘Only One Man' and the DVD ‘Return of the Voice, Live from the Royal Albert Hall’; filmic album Carly Paoli’s ‘Singing My Dreams’, soul rock artist Seven ‘The Art Is King’ and ‘4Colors’, the Voice winner Angie Ott ‘Every Second’, Olga Thomas’ ‘Royal Platinum Love Song’ -commissioned to celebrate Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh's platinum wedding anniversary. In 2016 he produced and wrote the album for the cross-over artist Joanna Forest ‘Stars Are Rising’ - where Robert was the first producer to take a debut album from a debut artist on an independent record label (Robert’s Arts Records) straight to number one in the charts. He has worked with Joanna again in 2019 producing the highly-acclaimed album, The Rhythm of Life.
As an arranger, orchestrator or conductor, Emery has worked heavily in Europe, including the world premiers of Der Besuch Der Alten Dame, Dallebach Kari das Musical, Gotthelf das Musical. He is also a specialist in fusing rock/pop bands with symphony orchestras, and was the creative force and conductor behind the The Lovebugs/Basel Symphony Orchestra and Seven/21st Century Orchestra; all in Switzerland.
In 2017, Robert composed ‘Anna Göldi - das Musical’, which premiered in Switzerland in September 2017 and had a successful limited run, being seen by over 100,000 people. As the world-wide Music Supervisor and Conductor, he has also been performing with Stewart Copeland (The Police) on the Ben-Hur ‘music to film’ concert with the Sinfonieorchester Basel and in Vienna’s famous concert- house with the Radio-Symphonieorchester Wien.
Robert is an active concert pianist, arranger and composer (currently composing music to all 154 Shakespeare Sonnets and three other musicals). He also runs The Arts Group Limited, where the subsidiaries consist of the UK’s largest national music tuition service, Arts Academy (www.arts-academy.co.uk); a live-event production house, Arts Festivals (www.arts-festivals.co.uk); his own personal orchestra and choir, Arts Symphonic/Arts Voices (www.arts-symphonic.co.uk and www.arts-voices.co.uk); a talent agency, Arts Associates (www.arts-associates.co.uk); a small but perfectly formed record label, Arts Records; and finally a digital production company focused on the producing of arts projects on digital media.