The Invest in ME Pre-Conference Dinner 2016

This event will be hosted by Invest in ME Research and will mark the eleventh international ME conference that the charity has organised.

The pre-conference dinner will include invited researchers, clinicians and ME patient group representatives from many different countries.

The evening includes a drinks reception, 3 course dinner and allows networking with a range of people responsible for ME research, treatment and patient support.

This is the charity's additonal feature to encourage international collaboration in research into ME.

This year we are happy to welcome Emanuela Buta who is a a professional violinist. IIMEC11 Pre-conference dinner

Emanuella played at the pre-conference dinner in 2009 which the charity organised for the IIMEC4 conference.

We hope that Emanuella may possibly be accompanied by her husband, Carmine Lauri, another world-famous professional violinist.

Emanuela is from Romania and studiend at Wells Cathedral School on full bursary.

In 2003 she started her BMus(Hons) course at the Royal Northern College of Music where she finished with First Class Honours in July 2007.

She continued her Masters of Arts course at the Royal Academy of Music studying with Prof.Maurice Hasson and other artists like Zvi Zeitlin and Ivry Gitlis, achieving first class in her degree as well as winning the Doris Faulkener solo violin award and the honorary Diploma of RAM.

Emanuela has performed for Prince Paul of Romania and Princess Lia, who supported her studies at RAM.

In between 1999-2001 she won every year consecutively the National Romanian Solo competition and was invited to have solo concerto appearances with the Arad Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania since she was seven.

Emanuela had appearances on National Romanian Television, West TV and BBC1 with the Myrios Quartet. She has toured Europe, Middle East and Far East both as a soloist and chamber musician and has lead on several occasions the Cardiff Sinfonietta and Sinfonia Cymru.

In April 2005 she won the National Youth String Quartet Competition held in London as member of the Azzura String Quartet.

Between 1997-2004 her love for chamber music was nurtured and developed while she attended courses at Pro Corda Academy for Young Chamber Music Players, where she had the privilege to work intensively with many prestigious musicians including the foundationís President Sir Colin Davies. She was invited personally by Gianandrea Noseda, conductor of Israel Philharmonic, to play in his Settimane Musicale orchestra in Stresa, Italy in 2006 and 2008. Emanuela has been a violin and chamber tutor at the RWCMD from 2008-2014 and has recently started teaching at Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Pro Corda.

She currently performs with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Oxford Philomusica and FeMusa Ensemble.

From Emanuella's Linked-In profile


At the pre-conference dinner we also welcome our colleagues from the European ME Alliance who will be present representing their countries.

We hope this event will continue our efforts to build collaboration between researchers and patients.

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