Emmanuel Bach – violin,
Jenny Stern – piano
Sonata for Violin and Piano, FP 119
1. Allegro con fuoco
3. Presto tragico
Souvenir d’un lieu cher, Op 42
Winner of the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition, violinist Emmanuel Bach has performed as a co-soloist in Bach’s Double Concerto with Anne-Sophie Mutter, toured South Africa and broadcast as a soloist and chamber musician on BBC Radio 3. Maxim Vengerov described his playing of the Brahms Concerto as ‘a superb rendition…a very deep and emotional performance’.
Emmanuel was a Countess of Munster Trust Recital Scheme Artist 2017–20 and is currently supported by Talent Unlimited. A dedicated chamber musician, Emmanuel attended the Yale Summer School of Chamber Music. He has also coached young musicians at Pro Corda Chamber Music Academy, as a Leverhulme Fellow. Emmanuel studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining a double First. He then took a Master’s and Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, studying with Natasha Boyarsky and Radu Blidar.
Emmanuel is grateful for support from the HR Taylor Trust, Drapers’ Company and Tompkins Tate Trust. A forthcoming recital CD is planned in collaboration with Willowhayne Records.
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 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 has been invited to give masterclasses at venues including Dartington Summer School of Music and Euro Music Academy in Vienna. She has given over 500 concerts and workshops at universities and schools. She currently teaches at Eton College and the Royal College of Music, Junior Department.
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