Emmanuel Bach – violin
Jenny Stern – piano

Tuesday 4th June, 2024, at 1:15 pm

Retiring Collection

The Programme

Emmanuel Bach – violin
Jenny Stern – piano

Ernest Bloch

Sonata No 2 ‘Poème mystique’ (1924)

Fritz Kreisler

Slavonic Fantasie (on themes of Dvorák)

Camille Saint-Saëns

Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso, Op 28

The Artists

Emmanuel Bach won the Royal Over-Seas League Strings Competition and has performed as soloist and chamber musician at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, De Montfort Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, St John’s Smith Square and St George’s Bristol. Maxim Vengerov described his playing of the Brahms Concerto as ‘a superb rendition…a very deep and emotional performance.’ He has performed as co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in JS Bach’s Double Concerto, performed live and been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, and toured South Africa several times. Classical Music Daily praised his ‘deeply thoughtful musicianship.’ Emmanuel has performed numerous concerti in the UK and abroad with conductors including David Hill MBE, Jonathan Willcocks, Maxim Vengerov and Ken Woods. As a chamber musician, he has performed at festivals in the USA, South Africa, Europe and UK. Emmanuel studied at Magdalen College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Music with Natasha Boyarsky and Radu Blidar, and has also studied with Dr Felix Andrievsky. His album ‘Lennox In Paris’ was described by Pizzicato as ‘an intense journey through time’.

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 and soloist in the UK and abroad. In South Africa, her major performances include acclaimed 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 teaches at Eton College and the Royal College of Music, Junior Department. Jenny performs regularly with violinist Emmanuel Bach. Their most recent album ‘Lennox In Paris’ was released by Willowhayne Records in 2022. Photo: Chris Christodoulou

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