"Abbate breathes life into piano-writing that is frequently sparse but in which every shift of rhythm or colour speaks volumes."
"... complete assurance and clear dedication"
International Record Review
Described as 'an amazingly talented pianist' by Musica, Emma Abbate performs with many of the leading singers and instrumentalists of her generation.
Emma's latest release is Tournament for Twenty Fingers featuring piano duets by 20th-century British composers together with Julian Perkins for BIS Records - the disc has been chosen as Scala Radio's Album of the Weekend.
Emma has also made a series of recordings devoted to Italian vocal chamber music, the latest of which is the world-première Sera d'inverno: Songs by Ildebrando Pizzetti with mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp on Resonus Classics. She previously recorded the world-première disc Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco: Shakespeare Sonnets with bass-baritone Ashley Riches, also on Resonus Classics.
Based in London, Emma is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and has taught at the Verbier Festival Academy.full biography »
NEW DISC OUT NOW
Album of the Weekend – Scala Radio
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – BBC Music Magazine
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – Het Nieuwsblad
BIS Records - Tournament for Twenty Fingers - piano duets
Read about the genesis of this project in Classical Music Magazine here.