Music Diplomacy

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


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

EMMA for Peace at the European Economic and Social Committee

  EMMA for Peace at the conference of the EESC – European Economic and Social Committee, Brussels. A HOPE FOR EUROPE! CULTURE, CITIES AND NEW NARRATIVES A conference to explore how culture can be a vehicle for economic growth, a tool for integration and inclusiveness. In the evening of June 20th, EMMA for Peace organized a concert at the EESC, demonstrating how music can become a global instrument of dialogue, understanding and peace-building, with a performance by the Damascus String Quintet  of the Syrian Expat Philharmonic Orchestra – SEPO.  ... read more

EMMA for Peace in UAE

Official launching event in the UAE of EMMA for Peace at the Nobel Museum in Dubai, in collaboration with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation. Paolo Petrocelli,Founder and President of the Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy for Peace, appointed Khaled Habeeb AlAttar as a member of the international executive board and the Middle East regional director of EMMA for Peace, while Adeeb Albalooshi was appointed as the international ambassador of Education and Peace of EMMA for Peace, during the official inauguration ceremony attended by His Excellency Liborio Stellino, the Ambassador of Italy to United Arab Emirates.... read more

EMMA for Peace in Cyprus

Piano Recital with Elisso Bolkvadze  Wednesday 13 April 2016 The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8.30pm The Pharos Arts Foundation, in collaboration with EMMA for Peace, presents a recital with the remarkable Georgian pianist Elisso Bolkvadze. A superstar in her home country, Elisso was awarded the “Medal of Georgian Government” – one of the most prestigious national honours. She has won numerous international piano competitions such as Van Cliburn Competition (USA), Vianna da Motta (Lisbon), Axa International Piano Competition (Dublin), Marguerite Long Competition (Paris) and she is regularly invited to perform with the world’s most renowned orchestras. A UNESCO Artist For Peace, she has become the first Georgian personality to hold this prestigious title, and she has recently received the prestigious distinction of Chevalier des Arts et Lettres by the French government. For her recital in Cyprus, which will take place on Wednesday 13 April 2016 at The Shoe Factory, Nicosia / 8:30pm, Elisso Bolkvadze will perform works by Schubert, Chopin, Debussy and Prokofiev. Programme:    SCHUBERT Impromtus D899 (Nos.2,3,4) CHOPIN Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brilliante, Op. 22 DEBUSSY “L’isle joyeuse” PROKOFIEV Sonata No.2, Op.14... read more

Music Diplomacy in Vietnam

  Paolo Petrocelli, Founder and President of EMMA for Peace, will give a talk on “Music and Diplomacy” at the Hanoi University on February 29th at 9.30 am and at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities of Ho Chi Minh City  on March 1st at 9.00 am.... read more