Ensemble ÉMIGRÉ is a professional ensemble that brings together musicians and scholars to create inovative programmes of vocal and instrumental chamber music. It has a special interest in exploring music connected to migration and human mobility.
The ensemble aims to highlight and celebrate transcultural connections between people of different backgrounds and their expression in music. It is closely connected to research at the Royal College of Music and other partner organisations.
The ensemble supports and mentors young professional musicians and provides opportunities for them to work alongside established artists. The ensemble works with artists and academics from different disciplines and aims to commission new work.
The idea for this ensemble has grown from the Singing a Song in a Foreign Land project at the Royal College of Music, which has been exploring and celebrating the work of composers and musicians who fled from the tyranny of National Socialism in Central Europe in the 1930s and 40s.
Artistic Director: Norbert Meyn