Paolo Petrocelli nominated European Young Leader

Paolo Petrocelli nominated European Young Leader

The President and Founder of EMMA for Peace nominated European Young Leader 2022 The Italian cultural manager Paolo Petrocelli selected by the prestigious organization Friends of Europe among the 40 most influential young personalities in Europe. Paolo Petrocelli has quickly established himself on the European and international scene as one of the leading cultural managers of his generation. Today it is also recognized by Friends of Europe, one of the most important European think tanks in the world committed to promoting a new vision for a more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive Europe. The organization at the top of which several former Presidents of the European Commission and  Parliament and former Prime Ministers, including Herman Van Rompuy and Jean-Claude Juncker, each year selects 40 of the most influential under-40 personalities in Europe: young leaders who through their civil and professional commitment have managed to establish themselves for their ability to generate a positive impact within the European Union in various fields including: politics, business, science, culture, sport, media. Among the European Young Leaders of 2022 has been nominated Paolo Petrocelli, Italian cultural manager and university professor, currently Director General of the prestigious Stauffer Center for Strings of Cremona, the first international music centre for higher education dedicated entirely to string instruments. A passionate, innovative and dynamic manager with an extensive experience in leadership positions in a variety of organizational settings, Petrocelli is an international relations and global cultural affairs expert. Paolo’s work is driven by the belief that culture, arts and education are a major force for growth, development and change on the global level. He is the Founder and President of EMMA for Peace (Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy), one of the...
EMMA for Peace and International Composers Festival

EMMA for Peace and International Composers Festival

We are proud to announce a partnership with the International Composers Festival to develop join initiatives for the promotion of Music Diplomacy.  ICM is the only festival of its kind in the world, promoting melodic classical music created by living composers. Guided by the commitment to education and training, EMMA continues its global journey promoting understanding and goodwill through community and international...
EMMA for Peace at EXPO Dubai for Aqdar World Summit 2021

EMMA for Peace at EXPO Dubai for Aqdar World Summit 2021

EMMA for Peace is pleased to announce its participation at the Aqdar World Summit 2021, which will take place at the Dubai Exhibition Center, on the occasion of EXPO 2020 Dubai on 24-30 October 2021.  EMMA for Peace will curate the cultural and music program of the Aqdar Art, the artistic platform of the Summit, presenting an exclusive line up of performances: 25th October: Jazz for Peace  Vittorio Cuculo Enrico Mianulli  26th October: Brass Quintet  European Union Youth Orchestra  27th October: Music for a better world  Oliver Poole  Kelly Mathieson  Additional performances with: Bfoory Band, Nagham Band, Abdulla Al Shamsi. 26th October: Talk on Culture and Global Citizenship with Paolo Petrocelli (Founder, EMMA for Peace), Marshall Marcus (EUYO Secretary General), Kelly Mathiesion (Actress and Singer), Oliver Poole (Pianist and Composer). Moderator: Khaled Alattar (Board Member, EMMA for Peace) More info on...
EMMA for Peace at Abu Dhabi Festival for Hekayat

EMMA for Peace at Abu Dhabi Festival for Hekayat

EMMA for Peace is pleased to invite you all to attend a very special event: the world premiere of Hekayat – a project by Emirati composer Ihab Darwish presented with a virtual concert at Abu Dhabi Festival 2021. Hekayat is an excellent example of music diplomacy: a global performance of 13 compositions is played by 128 musicians in 20 different countries. EMMA for Peace contributed to this inspiring initiative through the participation of young talented Italian cellist Erica Piccotti. Don’t miss the World Premiere on March 30th! More info...
United as One: EMMA for Peace & UNRWA

United as One: EMMA for Peace & UNRWA

We are thrilled to finally be able to share the result of a two years collaboration with UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. We release today “United as One”: a song-hymn to hope and brotherhood, composed by a group of 23 young Palestinian refugees, in collaboration with a collective of international songwriters and musicians ( Davide  Dileo, Jordan De Maio, Lydia Lyon, Zeina Barhoum, Amir Issaa), under the artistic leadership of Paolo Petrocelli (Founder and President of EMMA for Peace). The song represents the voices of over half a million Palestine refugee girls and boys studying in more than 700 schools operated by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem. Paolo Petrocelli, Artistic Director and Coordinator of the project, calls the collaboration once-in-a-lifetime experience. “We worked all together, students, musicians, cultural operators as one team for two years. Through music we were able to break down all language barriers and cultural differences. The song we have created is the new anthem of young Palestine refugees: a message of peace and love for the entire humanity. For the first time, living through the COVID-19 pandemic, we too experienced everywhere in the world, for a limited period of time, difficulties in freedom of movement and living under a state of emergency. Although this does not compare to the reality that people in Gaza are living, we were able to gain a glimpse of their suffering. With this song we turned their grief and sense...
Call for papers on Music Diplomacy

Call for papers on Music Diplomacy

CALL FOR PAPERS ON MUSIC DIPLOMACY EMMA for Peace, in collaboration with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, is pulling together a guest edited collection called Music Diplomacy: Stories from the World. Music, a universally spoken language that closes language barriers, a symbol of peace. The book examines the effectiveness of this art form in international affairs, global development, and social justice effort through the stories and insights of international scholars, artists, diplomats and professionals. We would like to invite musicians, scholars, experts, diplomats, activists and journalists working in the field to consider submitting one or more chapters. A Chapter should normally be no longer than 6000 words, and should be original and previously unpublished. If the work has already been published (as a journal article, or in conference proceedings, for example), the Publisher will require evidence that permission to be re-published has been granted. Editor: Paolo Petrocelli Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing Abstract submission deadline: January 31, 2021 Full paper submission deadline: February 28, 2021 More info:...