"When the music speaks, everybody understands".

Violinist Tasmin Little is among the artists supporting a new organization being launched this month to promote  music education and cultural dialogue across the Mediterranean and the Middle East.


Founder and director Paolo Petrocelli previously worked for UNESCO. He said: ‘I believe that music can be a positive force for change in our world. Music, education and culture can be the instrument of understanding, awareness and collaboration towards a peaceful future for all.’


‘It is a great pleasure for me to be associated with EMMA for peace,’ said Little. ‘Music is one of the highest forms of communication, crossing the boundary of spoken language and transcending barriers of prejudice, racism, division and fear. It is universal, international, non-political and non-racial – it is the perfect way to unite us all as human beings, inspiring us towards the most worthy and noble aims.’

EMMA for Peace, or the Euro Mediterranean Music Academy, is supported by UNESCO and aims to create a network of institutions, universities and philanthropic foundations, focusing in these regions but not only. Violinist Little, cellist Gautier Capuçon and pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque will perform in concert, masterclasses and workshops, seeking to bring together and unite people of different cultures and backgrounds. 


EMMA for Peace will launch at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Warsaw, Poland, on 21–23 October.


See the official site at: www.emmaforpeace.org