The Neapolitan pianist Emma Abbate enjoys a demanding career as a piano accompanist and chamber musician. Described as ‘an amazingly talented pianist’ by the leading Italian magazine Musica, she features regularly on BBC Radio 3 and has performed in duo recitals for international festivals and concert societies in Austria, Portugal, Italy, Poland and USA, and at numerous UK venues including the Wigmore Hall, Southbank Centre and Aldeburgh Festival. She has been involved with a number of acclaimed projects devoted to twentieth-century Italian vocal chamber music with various international artists including mezzo-soprano Hanna Hipp and baritone Ashley Riches. A keen advocate of contemporary music, Emma Abbate has also devoted much attention to the music of Stephen Dodgson, for instance his piano quintets with the Tippett Quartet. Other ventures include works for cello and piano by Algernon Ashton and Krzysztof Meyer with Evva Mizerska. Based in London, she is a professor at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and a staff coach at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden.