Robert Emery and Moritz Schneider have not only been working together for the past thirteen years but, crucially for the creation of music, have also been best of friends.
They have toured the world together, and are thrilled and excited to be making music that has a real, tactile effect on human life.
Robert D.C. Emery started playing the piano at the age of seven, studied at the Royal College of Music and is a teaching descendant of Liszt, Beethoven and Mozart. During the ‘lockdown’, he setup The Emery Foundation, a registered charity to aid musicians struggling through the pandemic, he created the worlds largest musical instrument advise website, www.teds-list.com, and filmed a YouTube series called ‘Classical Connections’, which now has over a million views.
He has performed around the world, conducting such orchestras as the London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, Japanese Philharmonic, Vienna ORF Radio Symphonieorchester, Singapore Lyric and Sinfonieorchester Basel. At the age of 23, he was at the time the youngest conductor to work at the Sydney Opera House conducing the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, and at the age of 29, conducted the National Symphony Orchestra of Uzbekistan with Andrea Bocelli as soloist. He is now Music Director of the National Philharmonic Orchestra of Great Britain.
Emery has been Conducting and Producing for Russell Watson for thirteen years, and has also been conducting international projects with Stewart Copeland (founder/drummer of ‘The Police’) since 2015.
In 2017, he composed (with his partner in crime, Moritz Schneider) a musical that premiered in Switzerland called ‘The Witch’, which is now being reworked into English for a UK premier in 2024. He is currently writing a new musical on the life and times of Leonardo da Vinci.
As Musical Supervisor, Emery has worked on: Bat out of Hell the Musical (UK/Broadway/Germany/Australia/New Zealand) with Meatloaf, Tanz der Vampire (Berlin); Der Besuch der alten Dame (Switzerland & Vienna), The Music of John Williams (worldwide), The National Television Awards (O2 Arena, London); Royal Variety Performance; Great Festival of Creativity (Shanghai, personally requested by HRH Prince of Wales); Zorro the Musical; Zola (starring Petula Clark), Llangollen Eisteddfod (National Symphony Orchestra) and the Broadway film A Tale of Two Cities.
As a producer, last year he had four No 1 albums, including Carly Paoli’s ‘Singing My Dreams’ featuring José Carreras, Joanna Forest’s album ‘Stars Are Rising’, soul rock artist Seven ‘4Colors’ and ‘The Art Is King’. He has worked with Russell Watson on three albums and a DVD, and produced the ‘Voice’ winner, Angie Ott, on her debut album ‘Every Second’.
Besides conducting, he runs The Arts Group Ltd, with subsidiaries consisting of a live-event production house, Arts Festivals; a musical website agency, Arts Digital; an meditation music agency, Orchestral Meditations; a music design agency called The Future Of Audio Branding (FAB); and a small record company, Arts Records.
Moritz Schneider has been writing music for feature films, album productions and musicals for over 20 years and has been allowed to realise many award-winning works.
Together with Robert Emery, he runs the company “Arts Festivals” in London and realises projects with symphony orchestras. He is very proud to have had several No.1’s in the UK Classical Charts.
A few years ago, Moritz discovered his great passion for composing meditation music. The music for inner films.
Working with some channelling mediums, he noticed that music is created in a very similar way for him, and comes from the same source. It is a wonderful combination to receive and create music so specifically.