Gospel Rising Music Festival

Galway May 18th – 20th 2018

Music, workshops & fun for everyone!

Emmanuel Waldron

It was at the age of just six that Emmanuel’s musical journey began when, through private tuition he was introduced to classical music. Over the next 8 years, he’d developed a wealth of understanding in music genres such as Classical, Gospel, Jazz, Blues, R’n’B,  Soul and Folk music. Emmanuel has worked with a wealth of artists and bands and this has enabled him to experiment & develop his improvisation and spontaneity, producing the flair and diversity that have become his hallmark.

Having worked with the likes of Ronan Keating, David & Carrie Grant, Ruby Turner, Doris Troy, London Community Gospel Choir, Steve Brookstein (world’s 1st X-Factor winner), Kenny Thomas, Ola Onabule, Kamelia Todorova and many other artists, Emmanuel has established himself especially in Gospel and Jazz music nationally and internationally.

Emmanuel WaldronEmmanuel Waldron is an award-winning pianist who has played for Her Majesty The Queen & HRH The Duke Of Edinburgh, HRH The Prince Of Wales & the Duchess Of Cornwall, the London Mayor, the Queen Of Jordan and other global dignitaries including the Pope.

Emmanuel is currently working on his fifth album ‘Chaordicism’ (Kay-Ord-Ik-Izm) which is due for release this coming spring. He has also produced several albums including the GEM award winning album ‘Lifter of my Head‘ from talented songwriter & artist Brian Martin. Having featured in theatre productions, Emmanuel had the opportunity to be music director for the musical ‘Simply Heavenly’, which won several awards and was nominated for ‘Outstanding Musical’ at the Laurence Olivier Awards in 2005. Emmanuel was also the pianist at the Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre for the hit show ‘The Frontline‘ in 2008 and again in 2009.

Emmanuel has set up a music school in Norway (where he is currently based) called SKALA (meaning ‘Scales’ in Norwegian). There he teaches and conducts piano/keyboard and band workshops from beginners to advanced musicians. He also performs his own concerts in Norway, the UK and internationally.

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