Wirral Chamber Music Series

classical music, chamber music, liverpool, merseyside, concerts

Monday 29 October 2018 at 7.30pm

Emmanuel Bach & Jenny Stern

Brahms:   Violin Sonata No.2 in A,   Op.100

Claude Pascal:   Violin Sonata No.2

Saint-Saens:   Caprice [arr. Ysaye]

Chausson:   Poeme,   Op.25

Grieg:   Violin Sonata in c minor,   Op.45

Emmanuel Bach is a concert violinist based in London. He has performed duo recitals in Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields, St James's Piccadilly, London School of Economics and University of Edinburgh concert series, and Music Societies and Clubs in England. A dedicated chamber musician, Emmanuel was a Fellow at the Norfolk Festival (USA) working with the Artis, Brentano and Emerson String Quartets. He also held a Leverhulme Fellowship for coaching young musicians at the Pro Corda Chamber Music Academy. He has had coaching from members of the Wihan, Elias, Skampa and Allegri Quartets.

Emmanuel has played concerti by Brahms, Bach, Britten, Bruch, Lalo, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Paganini No.1 and Vivaldi; was a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach's Double Concerto and recently played in a live-streamed masterclass conducted by Maxim Vengerov, on the Brahms Violin Concerto.

Masterclass participation include Miriam Fried, Dong-Suk Kang, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Peter Herresthal, Cho-Liang Lin and Hugh Maguire. He studied Music at Magdalen College, Oxford and completed a Masters in Performance at the Royal College of Music, with Natasha Boyarsky. He is currently undertaking an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, with Radu Blidar.

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.

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