Praised by Vladimir Jurowski as a “highly gifted soloist with a very beautiful tone, an assured technique in connection with intelligent musicianship and real passion and dedication”, Emmanuella Reiter enjoys a varied and international career.
As a concerto soloist she has performed with orchestras in England, Italy, France and the USA. She has recorded for Centaur, Arsis, Hessischer Rundfunk, Jigsaw Live, Terezin Music Anthology and has appeared on Boston’s WGBH classical music radio.
An enthusiastic chamber musician, she has been a member of prizewinning string quartets and has performed with internationally renowned artists. In 2008 Emmanuella founded the highly successful Jigsaw Players’ Concert Series, offering high calibre chamber music and jazz concerts as well as educational projects in Wimbledon and around the borough of Merton.
An experienced orchestral player, Emmanuella has performed with most major London orchestras. After over eight years as member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, in 2017, she joined the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.
For over three years, Emmanuella served as Teaching Assistant to Kim Kashkashian in the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, USA. She later held the position of Visiting Viola Tutor at Birmingham Conservatoire. In 2013, Emmanuella was appointed Viola and Chamber Music Professor at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance which she held until 2020. She has been a guest visitor at Junior Academy and at the Royal College of Music and has given masterclasses in renowned institutions such as Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris, Eastman School of Music and New England Conservatory.
Ms. Reiter’s passion for teaching led her to publish a book entitled Karen Tuttle’s Heritage: the Theory and Practice of Co-ordination. The book expounds a technique developed by the late Karen Tuttle, a former pupil and assistant of William Primrose, of helping to prevent and overcome playing-related injury, as well as dealing with issues of expression, gesture and sonority on the viola.
Born into a family of musicians, Emmanuella began her musical studies at an early age. After lessons in violin and piano at the Conservatoire National de Région de Nice, France, she entered the Longy School of Music in Cambridge, USA. In January 2001, on discovering her passion for the viola, she entered the class of Kim Kashkashian at the New England Conservatory in Boston. There she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees.