Introduction

Emmanuel Joseph Bishop is an international self-advocate speaker who has delivered keynote speeches in four languages across three continents and has had the honor to play the violin at 12 Basilicas and Cathedrals.

Emmanuel has performed worldwide with symphony orchestras, string quartets/quintets, and youth orchestras, received in 2015 and 2017 the Ruby's Rainbow Scholarship, the 2015 National Down Syndrome Society Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund for Postsecondary Education, the Down Syndrome International 2017 World Down Syndrome Day Award for outstanding self-advocacy and the XVII Edizione 2018 Premio Internazionale Giuseppe Sciacca for music. Emmanuel performs on a Georges Mougenot violin (Belgium, 1896) and a Vector Prodigy Pro 4 string electric violin by Nick Tipney (Canada, 2016).

Emmanuel set six World Junior Down Syndrome swimming records, has had two holes-in-one in golf, performed with the Manhasset Strings at the 10th Annual Young Musician Series and won in 2018 the Solo Violin Special Florida Keys International Music Competition for Young Talents First Prize accompanied by Matt Bell at Carnegie Hall.


Countries traveled to:
  1. Mexico (1999, 2002, 14, 16-8)
  2. Honduras (2001)
  3. Canada (2003, 16)
  4. USA (2003, 09-10, 12, 17-9)
  5. Ireland (2009)
  6. France (2009)
  7. Turkey (2012-3)
  8. Nicaragua (2014)
  9. Argentina (2015)
  10. India (2015)
  11. Albania (2015)
  12. Vatican (2015, 18)
  13. Italy (2015, 18)
  14. Korea (2016)
  15. Bolivia (2016)
  16. Macau, China (2017)
  17. Hong Kong (2017)
  18. Thailand (2017)
  19. Cambodia (2017)
  20. Israel (2017)
  21. Palestine (2017)
  22. Jordan (2017)
  23. Greece (2018)
  24. Trinidad and Tobago (2019)
  25. Ecuador (2019)