Emmanuel Bach violin & Jenny Stern piano
This concert is open to all with a collection on the door.
There is a pre -concert supper available for this evening at 6.00pm , costing just £20.00 which includes a donation towards the recital.
Emmanuel Bach, Violin Emmanuel is pursuing an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, studying with Radu Blidar, supported by an HR Taylor Trust Award. He has performed in England, France, Belgium, Italy, and South Africa, where his concerto performances at the KKNK Arts Festival earned him nominations for the ‘Best Upcoming Artist’ Award.
Jenny Stern, Piano
South African born pianist Jenny Stern has performed widely as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. She made her debut as a child playing Mozart’s Piano Concerto K450, with the conductor Alberto Bolet. Following studies at the Royal College of Music in London with Lamar Crowson, she completed a Masters in South Africa with Isabella Stengel, winning the prestigious Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for further study in the UK
Brahms – Sonata No.2 in A major, Op.100
Janacek – Sonata
Chausson – Poème, Op.25
Prokofiev – Sonata No.2 in D, Op. 94b
Emmanuel has given solo performances at the Wigmore Hall, St James’ Piccadilly, the Victoria and Albert Museum, and St John’s Smith Square. In 2015–16, he played concertos by Tchaikovsky, Vivaldi and Mendelssohn, gave the first UK performance of Lennox Berkeley’s Sonata No. 1, and performed as a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach’s Double Concerto. A dedicated chamber musician, he was a Fellow on the Yale Music Programme at the Norfolk Festival 2016, USA, working with the Artis, Brentano and Emerson String Quartets. From 2013–15, he was a Leverhulme Fellow, coaching chamber music at Pro Corda courses.
Jenny has performed extensively in the UK as a soloist and chamber musician, collaborating with principal players from London orchestras, and also as an instrumental duo partner. In South Africa, major performances include acclaimed radio broadcasts of concertos by Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Grieg, with the orchestras of Cape Town, Natal and Bloemfontein.Jenny has been invited to give masterclasses at venues including the Dartington Summer School of Music and the Euro Music Academy in Vienna