Emil Huckle-Kleve

2. Violin

−​ The best thing about working as a musician is being able to share an experience with an audience.

Emil Huckle-Kleve

Emil Huckle-Kleve grew up in Bristol in a musical family - his father is a violinist, and runs the chamber orchestra Bristol Ensemble, and his grandmother was a music teacher. He started playing the violin at four years old.

− My father is probably the one who has influenced me the most directly as a musician, but I have also been inspired by great violinists such as David Oistrakh, Nathan Milstein, Henryk Szeryng and Maxim Vengerov, he says.

Loves chamber music

Emil’s mother is Norwegian, and after studies in London he moved to Oslo in 2012 to study at Barratt Due Music Institute with Stephan Barrett-Due as a teacher. in 2014 he was engaged by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra. The tour to Edinburgh in the autumn of 2015 has been his greatest experience with the orchestra so far.

− The best thing about working as a musician is being able to share an experience with an audience, he says.

Chamber music works sit high on his list of favourites:

− Tchaikovsky’s string sextet Souvenir de Florence and Shostakovich’s Piano Trio are two works I rate highly. Johannes Brahms and Jean Sibelius are also two of my favourite composers.

The violinist’s advice for having a good concert experience is to come with an open mind, and to prepare oneself by reading a little about the music in advance.

When he isn’t playing, Emil enjoys films, playing chess or exercising; either swimming or playing football.