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Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist, composer and record producer. 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'. 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.

Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist, composer and record producer. 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'. 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.
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Robert Emery is a conductor, pianist, composer and record producer. 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'. 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.

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English

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Episodes

#11. Behind the scenes with Cassidy Janson: How I persuaded Carole King to give me an unreleased song for my album

7/19/2019
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"There's never one big break, that's such a myth - there's degrees of getting recognised" Robert Emery talks to Cassidy Janson, actress and now singer/songwriter best known for playing the lead in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and joining Beverley Knight and Amber Riley to form the trio; The Leading Ladies. Cassidy talks about the challenges of being a musical theatre actress, the struggle to record her debut album, and what it's like to be a standby Elphaba in London's West End. And of...

Duration:00:52:48

#12. Behind the scenes with Il Divo's David Miller: Classical music has an impact on the brain

7/18/2019
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"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...

Duration:00:56:27

#10. Behind the scenes with Peter Polycarpou: Madonna wanted to do a bit off-camera with me

6/19/2019
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Robert Emery talks to Peter Polycarpou, British stage, TV and film actor best known playing Chris Theodopolopodous in the hit TV series 'Birds Of A Feather'. Peter talks about his approach to work, tells some incredible stories on what happens behind the scenes in the world of theatre, and answers a quick-fire round of questions culminating in the big question; Les Mis or Miss Saigon? Since becoming a household name in TV, Peter has gone on to forge an incredible career in theatre and film....

Duration:01:02:41

#9. Classical music is dead - long live the dead.

6/5/2019
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"For me, music is about moving other people. I don't just want to move myself; I want to pass on my emotion and my feelings to an audience." - Robert Emery In this special episode of the 'Backstage with Robert Emery' podcast, RDCE discusses if the genre of classical music is alive and kicking, or if it's as dead as the press would like you to believe. What actually is classical music? Has classical music ever been popular? What can we do to change the image of the stuffy concert hall?...

Duration:00:40:03

#8. Behind the scenes with Jumoké Fashola: The Condition of Being A Woman

5/22/2019
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Robert Emery talks to Jumoké Fashola, the broadcaster, journalist, vocalist and live literature curator. Jumoké talks about how she began in TV and radio, her love of music from Gershwin to Gospel and Handel to Hamilton, and how poetry has been a constant in her life. A truly remarkable woman who has successfully created a career as a Jazz and Classical musician, a radio presenter, a stage and television actress, and the founder of London’s longest running Jazz/Poetry gig - currently...

Duration:01:13:32

#7. Why is learning a musical instrument so hard - and how to solve it.

5/7/2019
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"The emerging picture is that ten thousand hours of practice is required to achieve the level of mastery associated with being a world-class expert—in anything" - neurologist Daniel Levitin In this special episode of the 'Backstage with Robert Emery' podcast, RDCE discusses the reason learning a musical instrument is so hard, and how to overcome these issues. Covering the skillsets needed to play an instrument, techniques to keep playing, the differences between adult and child learning...

Duration:00:20:37

#6. Behind the scenes with Willemijn Verkaik: It’s about believing in yourself

4/24/2019
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Robert Emery talks to Willemijn Verkaik, the singer and actress best known for her stage role in Wicked and singing the voice of Elsa for the German and Dutch versions of Disney's Frozen. Willemijn talks about how she keeps on top form, her experience of playing Elphaba on Broadway, the West-End, in Germany and in the Netherlands, and how her stage confidence doesn't always translate to real life. A true leading-lady, Willemijn is the only person in the world to have performed Wicked in 4...

Duration:01:02:38

#5. Behind the scenes - What does a Musical Director actually do?

4/10/2019
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"During a preview, I had the assistant director run up to me whilst I was conducting and said "you do know we cancelled the next piece for tonight?" And I thought, you've got to be joking..." - Robert Emery In this special episode of the ‘Backstage with Robert Emery’ podcast, RDCE takes you through what a Musical Director actually does; and it involves a lot more than arm waving... Discussing everything from conducting technique through to some scary real life stories in theatre; he covers...

Duration:00:40:24

#4. Behind the scenes with Sarah Miles: I've got quite a few odd stories - Part I

3/27/2019
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"The only person that knew (about her affair with with Laurence Olivier) was my Mother, as she caught us together." - Sarah Miles Robert Emery talks to Sarah Miles, the English theatre and film actress who was nominated for four BAFTA's, two Golden Globes and an Oscar. Sarah talks about her biological connection with the British Royal family, finishing RADA and going straight into the West-End where Sir John Gielgud famously said "Did you know you have a bottom just like a boy? Two...

Duration:01:08:06

#3. Behind the scenes: The secrets of making an album - Part II

3/13/2019
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In part II, this special episode of the ‘Backstage with Robert Emery’ podcast tries to discover and delve into the secrets to making a number one album. To turn things on their head a little, he has swapped seats and is being interviewed by the soprano, Joanna Forest. Working closely with RDCE for a few years, Joanna works hard to find out exactly how he produced her two albums and made the first one go straight to number one. Discussing everything from money and mixing through to...

Duration:00:51:37

#2. Behind the scenes: The secrets of making an album - Part I

3/1/2019
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"This is where the journey starts in producing an album; concepts don't happen by accident." - Robert Emery In this special episode of the ‘Backstage with Robert Emery’ podcast, RDCE discovers the secrets of making a number one album. To turn things on their head a little, he has swapped seats and is being interviewed by the soprano, Joanna Forest. Working closely with RDCE for a few years, Joanna works hard to find out exactly how he produced her two albums and made the first one go...

Duration:01:10:23

#1. Behind the scenes with Stewart Copeland: Why dumb shit makes me happy

2/6/2019
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"If the only reason humans pro-create is Vivaldi, we would all be fucked…" - Stewart Copeland Robert Emery talks to Stewart Copeland, the founder and drummer of the British rock band 'The Police'. Stewart talks about why he attributes studying 'Mass Communication & Public Policy' to becoming one of the worlds most famous drummers, why one of his balls is called Ben Hur, and how he grew up not knowing his Father was a spy. Stewart is an American musician and composer. Apart from his...

Duration:00:53:26