St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Emmanuel Bach – violin, and Jenny Stern – piano

Friday, 20 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Emmanuel Bach – violin, and Jenny Stern – piano

J S Bach

Partita no. 3 for Solo Violin BWV 1006

 ii. Loure

iii. Gavotte

N Paganini

Caprices 4 and 10 from op.1

L Janáček

Sonata for Violin and Piano

1. Con moto

2. Ballada

3. Allegretto

4. Adagio

R Drigo arr. Jascha Heifetz

Valse Bluette (Air de Ballet)

Emmanuel Bach is a a soloist and chamber musician, performing at venues including Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields, St James's Piccadilly and the V&A Museum. He has performed in the UK and abroad, playing concertos by Brahms, Britten, Bruch, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, and others. He was a prizewinner at the 2017 Royal Overseas League Competition, and the Mirecourt International Violin Competition 2016. He also won the Una Clark and Newbury/Southern Sinfonia Competitions. In 2017 he played in a live-streamed masterclass, conducted by Maxim Vengerov, on the Brahms Violin Concerto. He was also notably invited to play as a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach's Double Concerto, and gave the UK premiere performance of Lennox Berkeley's Sonata No. 1.

As a dedicated chamber musician, he was a Fellow on the Yale Summer School at the Norfolk Festival 2016 (USA) working with the Artis, Brentano and Emerson String Quartets. From 2013-15, he held a Leverhulme Fellowship at the Pro Corda Chamber Music Academy, coaching young musicians. He also performs with the Bach String Quartet, which included appearing on BBC Radio 3's Music Day 2017. Previously, he studied with Natasha Boyarsky, reading Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining double first-class honours. He completed his Masters at the Royal College of Music, where he is taking an Artist Diploma with Radu Blidar. He has benefitted from masterclasses with eminent musicians including Miriam Fried, Dong-Suk Kang, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Peter Herresthal and Hugh Maguire. He is grateful for support from the HR Taylor Trust, RCM, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, and the English Speaking Union.

South African born pianist Jenny Stern has recorded for radio and television in Europe and South Africa. 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, Jenny completed a Masters in South Africa, winning the prestigious Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for further study.

She has performed extensively in the UK as a soloist and chamber musician, collaborating with principal players from orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Opera House Orchestra. In South Africa, her major performances include highly acclaimed live broadcasts of Rachmaninoff's First Piano Concerto and the Grieg Piano Concerto, and concerto with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Natal Philharmonic and Bloemfontein Symphony Orchestra. She performs regularly with violinist Emmanuel Bach, with whom she gave the UK premiere of Lennox Berkeley's Sonata No. 1.

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 has played at venues including Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields and St James's Piccadilly. He has performed concertos and recitals in the UK and abroad, and was a Fellow on Norfolk Festival 2016, USA. In 2017, he was a prizewinner at the ROSL Competition, and played in a masterclass conducted by Maxim Vengerov on the Brahms Concerto. He studied with Natasha Boyarsky, graduating from Magdalen College, Oxford, and the Royal College of Music, where he is now taking an Artist Diploma with Radu Blidar. He is grateful for support from the HR Taylor Trust, ESU and Countess of Munster Trust.

South-African born pianist Jenny Stern has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in the UK and abroad. She studied at the Royal College of Music with Lamar Crowson, and completed a Masters in South Africa with Isabella Stengel, winning the prestigious Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship. Notable performances include acclaimed radio broadcasts of concertos by Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Grieg, with the orchestras of Cape Town, Natal and Bloemfontein. She has been invited to give numerous workshops, including at Dartington Summer School. She currently teaches at Eton College and the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music.