FREE Lunchtime Concert: Emmanuel Bach (Violin) and Jenny Stern (Piano)
Representing the Royal College of Music
Brahms – Sonata for Violin in A No 2
Janáček – Violin Sonata
Kreisler – Gypsy Caprice
Emmanuel Bach Violin
Jenny Stern Piano
Emmanuel Bach is taking an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, studying with Radu Blidar, as an RCM Award Holder supported by an HR Taylor Trust Award. He previously studied with Natasha Boyarsky, gained his Masters from the Royal College of Music, and read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford. Prizes include winning the Una Clark Competition, and 2nd prize in the Oxford Philomusica Competition.
He has performed at Wigmore Hall, St James’s Piccadilly, and the V&A Museum. In 2015-16, he 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 Norfolk Festival 2016, and a Leverhulme Fellow at Pro Corda Chamber Music Academy. He has received masterclasses from Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Miriam Fried, Peter Herresthal and others. He is grateful to the ESU and Countess of Munster Trust for supporting his studies.
South African born pianist Jenny Stern made her debut 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 Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for further study in the UK.
She has performed in the UK as a soloist, chamber musician and 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 holds teaching posts at Eton College and the Royal College of Music, Junior Department. She has given masterclasses at venues including the Dartington Summer School of Music.
Lunchtime Concerts are FREE, with a suggested donation of £3.50 which goes towards the work of St Martin’s