Emil Huckle-Kleve

Emil Huckle-Kleve is about to embark on a Masters degree at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo, having just completed his Bachelor’s degree at the Royal Academy of Music, London. His endeavours at RAM led to winning the solo Bach prize, reaching the final of their annual concerto competition.

Emil started playing the violin aged 4 and was taught by his father, Roger Huckle (founder and director of the Bristol Ensemble). He grew up in Bristol and throughout his development has given many recitals, chamber concerts and solo performances. As a young boy he entertained a number of local
old people’s homes and social clubs. Solo appearances included unaccompanied recitals in festivals and several concertos with both semi-professional and professional orchestras. His early achievements include winning the Bristol Rotary Young Musician of the Year in 2005, Bath Young Musician of the Year and semi-finalist of the strings in the BBC Young Musician of the Year. He also took part in the BBC competition Classical Star where he reached the last eighteen instrumentalists.


Emil now appears regularly as soloist with the Bristol Ensemble, Stroud Symphony Orchestra, Bristol Metropolitan Orchestra and Capriol Chamber Orchestra, performing a vast repertoire of concertos and other works. He has also performed the complete Bach solo sonatas and partitas in the Frome Festival. He has strong interests in chamber music being a founding member of the Chokara Piano Trio and Duo Caprice formed at RAM.