Music Diplomacy

How notes and sounds can change the world for the better.


EMMA for Peace brings EUYO to Oman

In collaboration with EMMA for Peace, the European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) will perform for the first time in Oman, presenting a special gala concert with Latvian Soprano Kristine Opolais, conducted by Vasily Petrenko, on April 18th 2019 at the Royal Opera House Muscat.  More info and tickets... read more

EMMA for Peace and UNHCR for Syria

We are pleased to announce we just signed an MoU with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. We will be partnering with them for a special event in Milan, Italy on November 28th: a fundraising concert for Syrian refugees, featuring Italian conductor Beatrice Venezi, Syrian conductor Nahel Al Halabi, Damascus String Quintet and Mirna Kassis Join us in Milan! More info and tickets here #WithRefugees #EMMAforPeace... read more

Erasmus plus opens the learning path of non-formal education for EMMA for Peace

In 2018 EMMA for Peace is looking forward to promoting the values of the Erasmus+ Programme by changing the lives and opening the minds of youth workers and youth leaders. EMMA for Peace has been successful in gaining Erasmus+ funding to organize the ‘Innovators’ coaching’ training course starting on the 2ndtill the 9thof November 2018. The project’s reference number is 2018-1-IT03-KA105-013361 and it is funded under Key Action 1 by EU, Mobility projects for young people and youth workers, which provides to the individuals the opportunity to improve their skills, increase their employability and gain cultural awareness. ‘Innovators’ coaching’ is a training course that will reunite partners coming from 6 countries EMMA from Italy, Arabisches Deutsches Center für Dialog – WASLA from Germany, Social Action Academy from Lithuania, World Youth Alliance from Lebanon, Youth Spirit Center from Jordan and Oyoun Masr Association – OMA from Egypt bringing together 27 participants who will be hosted in Rome, Italy. The main objective of the training course is to equip participants with the necessary coaching skills to be able to facilitate projects that include young people who are at risk of being marginalized due to their cultural, social or ethnicity background. This training course will use hands on approach and non-formal methods of education to assist the participants to understand the different types of inclusion and methods of how to deal with them. This will help the participants to understand what the role of a coach within the area of inclusion should be and give them tools to work with when working with young people. The non formal methods of education will be... read more

Peace Drums: EMMA for Peace in Lampedusa

EMMA for Peace is proud to be among the organizers of Peace Drums. PeaceDrums is a concert spread out across the Mediterranean Sea. Thousands of drums exchange beats from coast to coast making the heartbeat into a pulse of peace at the rhythm of music.  All together, on the 23rd of September 2017, we will make one sound resonate: THE WAVE OF PEACE The starting point for communication will be the beach. The rhythm will take us back to the ancestral essence of life: the heartbeat. From a reverse perspective, the beach becomes the symbolic starting point for a dialogue based on the rhythm of music. From Lampedusa to Venice, Istanbul, Smirne, Beirut, Gaza, Tel Aviv, Alexandria, Tunisia, Cyprus, Barcellona, Marseille and more. Music will send a message of peace, bondage and friendship between people facing the same sea. The sea that will be the route for cultural exchanges like it always has. More info... read more

Music Diversity and Diplomacy Symposium

EMMA for Peace is pleased to join the “Music Diversity and Diplomacy” Symposium organized by ICDO(International Cultural Diversity Organization) at the first edition of the Suoni dal Golfo Festival in Lerici, Italy on August 31st. More info on... read more

EMMA for Peace in Nepal

Artists in residence, Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory, Nepal 26th April / 2nd May 2017 In occasion of the forthcoming UNESCO International Jazz Day (30th April), by invitation of the Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory (Nepal) with the support of Fao Mountain Partnership, artists Gianni Denitto and Ivan Bert are going to develop a project that will include charity concerts and workshops. In the one week residency seven Italian artists (five musicians, one choreographer and one documentarist) are going to perform and teach improvisation techniques, dance and jazz music to the Nepalese students. Concerts are scheduled in the NAG orphanage, Kathmandu clubs and UNESCO sites. EMMA for Peace is proud to partner with Kathmandu Jazz Conservatory and support this exciting cultural, educational and social project. Artists invited: Gianni Denitto (alto sax) Ivan Bert (trumpet) Fabio Giachino (piano) Mauro Battisti (double bass) Mattia Barbieri (drums) Valentina Gallo (choreograper, Teatro Orfeo) Paolo Ceretto (documentarist, video... read more

International Series of Concerts for Peace

Under the Patronage of the Italian National Commission for UNESCO, EMMA for Peace is proud to present a new international series of concerts for peace. The project, promoted in collaboration with Emilia Romagna Concerti, Fondazione Italia Giappone, will present in a week 5 concerts in 5 different cities between Italy, Israel and Palestine. Under the baton of the renowned Italian conductor Paolo Olmi,  the Young Musicians European Orchestra, which brings together young talents from all over the world, will perform along three of the greatest young soloists of today, Yury Revich (violin), Jonathan Roozeman (cello), Luis Cabrera (double bass). Here the full calendar: 8th December: Ravenna (Italy), Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista (conductor, Matthieu Mantanus) 9th December: Forlì (Italy), Abbazia di San Mercuriale (conductor, Matthieu Mantanus) 10th  December: Rieti (Italy) 11th December: Rome (Italy), Cappella Paolina, Palazzo del Quirinale (Presidential Palace) 12th December: Jerusalem (Israel), Notre Dame of Jerusalem Center  13th December: Bethlehem (Palestine), Church of the... read more

EMMA for Peace joins Music & Drama Education Expo

EMMA for Peace is proud to serve as Media Partner for Music & Drama Education Expo, Europe’s largest conference and exhibition for music education, which will take place in London on next 9 & 10 February 2017. Completely free to attend, the event features more than 60 CPD seminars, workshops and debates and over 130 exhibitors. New for 2017: bigger venue, free wifi, fire-side chats, department crossover and ‘The Space’.   Find out... read more

EMMA for Peace partner of the World’s Largest Music Competition for Peace

EMMA for Peace is proud to be partner of MasterPeace for the World’s Largest Music Competition for Peace! MasterPeace invites musicians to join world’s largest music competition for peace, using their music with a cause for winning the chance to perform at Europe’s largest music festival! The competition mobilized professional and up & coming artists submitting over 200 songs from more than 68 countries, joining with songs of peace, togetherness, tolerance, change and positivity bringing these most needed values with the power of art and music and partnership with strongest names in the music world! Paolo Petrocelli, Founder and President of EMMA for Peace, will serve as a member of the jury for the final selection of the best song, along with Grammy Award-Winning Composer and Producer, Ricky Kej, and the South Sudanese musician, actor, former child soldier, and political activist, Emmanuel Jal. Submission are still open! send you song for peace now! read more