Backstage with Robert Emery

Backstage with Robert Emery

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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.


#14. Behind the scenes with John Rutter: I’m 50% songwriter, 50% composer
Oct 24 • 80 min
“I would say to any composer: Talent is important, perseverance is important, hard work is important, but luck is important as well…” - John Rutter Robert Emery talks to John Rutter, composer and conductor best known for his choral compositions, including…
#13. Behind the scenes with Jodie Prenger: Don’t tell Cameron this, but I would have done it for free…
Oct 4 • 42 min
“You don’t strive to push your Gran down the stairs just to get that part“ - Jodie Prenger Robert Emery talks to Jodie Prenger, actress and singer best known for winning the ‘I’d Do Anything’ TV programme in 2008, giving her the opportunity to play Nancy…
#12. Behind the scenes with Il Divo’s David Miller: Classical music has an impact on the brain
Jul 18 • 56 min
“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…
#11. Behind the scenes with Cassidy Janson: How I persuaded Carole King to give me an unreleased song for my album
Jul 17 • 52 min
“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…
#10. Behind the scenes with Peter Polycarpou: Madonna wanted to do a bit off-camera with me
Jun 19 • 62 min
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…
#9. Classical music is dead - long live the dead.
Jun 5 • 40 min
“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…
#8. Behind the scenes with Jumoké Fashola: The Condition of Being A Woman
May 22 • 73 min
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…
#7. Why is learning a musical instrument so hard - and how to solve it.
May 7 • 20 min
“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’…
#6. Behind the scenes with Willemijn Verkaik: It’s about believing in yourself
Apr 24 • 62 min
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…
#5. Behind the scenes - What does a Musical Director actually do?
Apr 10 • 40 min
“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…
#4. Behind the scenes with Sarah Miles: I’ve got quite a few odd stories - Part I
Mar 27 • 68 min
“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…
#3. Behind the scenes: The secrets of making an album - Part II
Mar 13 • 51 min
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,…
#2. Behind the scenes: The secrets of making an album - Part I
Mar 1 • 70 min
“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…
#1. Behind the scenes with Stewart Copeland: Why dumb shit makes me happy
Feb 6 • 59 min
“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…