Emmanuel Bach (violin) and Jenny Stern (piano)
Beethoven Sonata No.7 in C minor, Op.30 No.2
Grieg Sonata No.2 in G major for Violin and Piano, Op. 13
André Previn Sonata No. 1 for Violin and Piano ‘Vineyard’
Paganini Variations on ‘Di Tanti Palpiti’ from Rossini’s ‘Tancredi’, Op. 13
Emmanuel Bach, Violin
Emmanuel Bach won the 2018 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition and was an Artist on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, 2017–20.
He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues such as Wigmore Hall, St George’s Bristol, St Martin-in-the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and Queen Elizabeth Hall. Emmanuel has played concertos including Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paganini No.1 and Tchaikovsky. In 2017, he played in a live-streamed masterclass conducted by Maxim Vengerov, on the Brahms Concerto. He was invited to play as a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach’s Double Concerto.
As a chamber musician, he was a Fellow on the Yale Summer School 2016, USA, working with the Artis, Brentano and Emerson String Quartets. From 2013-15, he held a Leverhulme Fellowship at Pro Corda Chamber Music Academy, coaching young musicians. He also lead the Bach Quartet, whose performances include playing on Radio 3 Music Day 2017.
He has benefitted from masterclasses with musicians including Miriam Fried, Dong-Suk Kang, Shlomo Mintz, Cho-Liang Lin and Hugh Maguire. He also attended the Academié Riviera 2018 with Pierre Amoyal.
Emmanuel read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining a double First. He studied with Natasha Boyarsky, receiving his Masters from the Royal College of Music. He completed an Artist Diploma in 2018 at the RCM with Radu Blidar. Alongside solo and chamber playing, he played on orchestral schemes with the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras. He is grateful for support from the RCM, HR Taylor Trust, Drapers’ Company, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, English-Speaking Union and Tompkins Tate Trust.
Jenny Stern studied at the Royal College of Music under the late Lamar Crowson and subsequently at the University of Natal, South Africa. On graduating, she was awarded the prestigious Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship, enabling her to return to London for further study where she now lives.
Jenny has extensive experience teaching at all levels, and currently holds positions at Eton College and RCM Junior Department. Many of her pupils have won important prizes and gone on to have successful musical careers.
Jenny is active as a performer, having appeared widely in South Africa and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician, and is an experienced accompanist. She is regularly invited to adjudicate festivals and competitions.