St Bride's: Music - Emmanuel Bach – violin, Jenny Stern – piano

St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Emmanuel Bach – violin, Jenny Stern – piano

Tuesday, 7 January at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Emmanuel Bach – violin, Jenny Stern – piano

W A Mozart

Sonata in Bb K. 454

H Wieniawski

'Fantaisie brillante' on Gounod's Faust, op. 20

Emmanuel Bach won the Royal Overseas League String Competition 2018 and is gaining growing recognition as a soloist and chamber musician. He has performed at venues such as Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields, St James's Piccadilly and St George's Bristol. Concertos he has performed include those by Bruch, Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Tchaikovsky, Glazunov and Sibelius. Notable performances include a live-streamed masterclass on the Brahms Concerto conducted by Maxim Vengerov, and playing as co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach's Double Concerto. He is currently an Artist on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme. He was awarded an English-Speaking Union Scholarship and won a Fellowship to attend the Yale Summer School of Chamber Music, where he worked with the Emerson, Artis and Brentano Quartets, Peter Frankl and Boris Berman. He has coached young musicians at Pro Corda Chamber Music Academy, through a Leverhulme Fellowship. He has received masterclasses with musicians including Miriam Fried, Shlomo Mintz, Dong-Suk Kang and Pierre Amoyal. Emmanuel read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining a double First. He studied with Natasha Boyarsky, taking a Master's at the Royal College of Music. He recently completed an Artist Diploma there with Radu Blidar. He was recently was selected for Talent Unlimited. He is grateful for support from the RCM, HR Taylor Trust, Drapers' Company, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, English-Speaking Union and the Tompkins Tate Trust.

Maxim Vengerov (violinist): 'Your technique is excellent - I have nothing to change. Musically, you feel everything in the music. Continue the way you are!'
Review of Brahms Concerto performance (East Devon Press): 'A beautifully crafted, well-balanced presentation...he played with considerable care to articulation, and projection of excellent tone quality. Emmanuel has the potential of a great career ahead of him.'

South African born pianist Jenny Stern has recorded for radio and television in Europe and her home country. She made her debut playing Mozart's Piano Concerto K450, with the conductor Alberto Bolet. Following studies at the Royal College of Music with Lamar Crowson, she completed a Master's in South Africa, winning the prestigious Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for further study. She has performed extensively in the UK and abroad as a chamber musician, collaborating with principal players from orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra and Royal Opera House Orchestra. In South Africa, her major performances include acclaimed live broadcasts of Rachmaninoff's First Piano Concerto and the Grieg Piano Concerto, and concertos with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Natal Philharmonic and Bloemfontein Symphony Orchestra.

Jenny currently holds posts at Eton College and the Royal College of Music, Junior Department. She has been invited to give masterclasses in the UK and abroad, at venues including the Dartington Summer School of Music and the Euro Music Academy in Vienna. She is also dedicated to bringing music to a wide range of people, and has given over 500 concerts and workshops at universities and schools.

Emmanuel Bach won the Royal Overseas League String Competition 2018 and is gaining growing recognition as a soloist and chamber musician. Notable performances include a live-streamed masterclass on the Brahms Concerto conducted by Maxim Vengerov, and playing as co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach's Double Concerto. South African born pianist Jenny Stern has recorded for radio and television in Europe and her home country. She made her debut playing Mozart's Piano Concerto K450, with the conductor Alberto Bolet. She is dedicated to bringing music to a wide range of people, and has given over 500 concerts and workshops at universities and schools.