Early Music Youth Orchestra in London
ABOUT US

At EMAE we believe that irrespective of age, background and training, the study of Early Music has the potential to transform individual lives through the acquisition of specialised knowledge and skills, and the development of cultural, social and economic relations.

EMAE is a private limited company and a registered charity based in Liverpool that promotes the cultural, social and economic value of Early Music through regular educational, recreational and scholarly activities.

At EMAE we believe that irrespective of age, background and training, the study of Early Music has the potential to transform individual lives through the acquisition of specialised knowledge and skills, and the development of cultural, social and economic relations.

 
 

Our Vision

Opportunity

EMAE works with young people from a wide variety of social and educational backgrounds. By challenging perceived cultural barriers, it fosters participation and confidence. It also provides the opportunity for recognition for those young people who do not thrive in the traditional routes in our region, i.e. through sporting or mainstream cultural success.

Excellence

EMAE focuses on smaller groups of young people and unashamedly drives them to a very high standard of musical performance comparable to that of the best schools and youth ensembles in the world. Unlike other similar organisations, however, EMAE provides its students with tutorials, classes, seminars, music scores, copies of historical instruments and a whole range of learning experiences at no cost.

Cohesion

EMAE delivers wider personal development and growth alongside increased musical skills. As social opportunity often comes from work and recreation together, EMAE gathers young people from different backgrounds in weekly tutorials and classes, regular seminars and international residencies.

 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES 

Dr. Alberto Sanna Co-Founder & Director of EMAE

Dr Alberto Sanna

Co-Founder & Director

Renowned violinist, musicologist and educator; expertise in Early Music and international outreach.

Mark Feeny Co-Founder and Chairman of EMAE

Mark Feeny

Co-Founder and Chairman

Solicitor in Liverpool and partner at Brabners LLP; expert on tax planning, trusts and wills, and estates.

Our Team

Dr Frank Cottrell-Boyce Adviser & Trustee EMAE

Dr Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Adviser & Trustee

Internationally renowned, Liverpool-based screenwriter and novelist; co-creator of the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.

Paola Nieddu Adviser & Trustee EMAE

Paola Nieddu

Adviser & Trustee

Project Management Officer at Fora, London; formerly Event Manager and Administrator of the Cornerstone Arts Festival in Liverpool.

Revd Dr Crispin Pailing Adviser & Trustee EMAE

Revd Dr Crispin Pailing

Adviser & Trustee

Rector of Liverpool and key figure in the civic life of the city; involved across the charitable and voluntary sector of Merseyside.

 
Janet Pickavance Adviser & Trustee EMAE

Janet Pickavance

Adviser & Trustee

Formerly Chief Executive Officer at Brabners LLP; expert in financial management and business planning.

Prof Jan Smaczny Adviser & Trustee EMAE

Prof Jan Smaczny

Adviser & Trustee

Musicologist; Emeritus Professor at Queens University Belfast; authority on nineteenth-century music.

Tutors
Marino Capulli Violin Tutor at EMAE

Marino Capulli

Violin

Marino is a violinist, teacher and experienced chamber musician who has performed internationally with renowned Italian orchestras and ensembles.

Elizabeth Elliott Violoncello Tutor EMAE

Elizabeth Elliott

Violoncello

Lizzie is a freelance cellist, passionate chamber musician and teacher. She is completing a Master’s degree at The Royal Academy of Music.

Donatella Paiano Violin & Viola Tutor EMAE

Donatella Paiano

Violin & Viola

Donatella is a well-established violin and viola player and teacher. She has a PhD in Music and is a professional Suzuki and amateur Kodaly practitioner.

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Awen Blandford

Violoncello

Awen is a freelance cellist, singer and teacher. A graduate of the RNCM, she has toured internationally with a variety of bands and ensembles. 

Partners and Donors

The late

Mrs Diane Tod

(private donor)

The Ravensdale Trust

National Museums

Liverpool

The Hemby Trust

Philip Bates Trust

 

 

 Arts Friends Merseyside

The Harding Trust

The Rushworth Trust

 

 Liverpool Parish Church

Edwards Family

Charitable Trust

Brabners LLP

   

Pauline Martine

Trust

Our Vision

Virginie Keuleyan Charitable Trust

 

 

Cecil Pilkington

Charitable Trust 

Price Parry Trust

Rimmer Charitable Trust

Frohlich Estate 

Eleanor Rathbone Trust