This will be the début CD of virtuoso violinist Emmanuel Bach, with pianist Jenny Stern. They will be performing a programme of violin 'miniatures that will demonstrate the musicality and virtuosity of this duo:
Wagner: Albumblatt (arr. Wilhelmj)
Kreisler: Variations on a Theme of Corelli, in the style of Tartini
Debussy: En Bateau (arr. Choisnel)
Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.17 (arr. Joachim)
Kreisler: Slavonic Fantasy (on themes by Dvorak)
Achron: Hebrew Melody
Brahms: Contemplation (arr. Heifetz)
Kreisler: La Gitana
Debussy: La plus que lent (arr. Roques)
Kreisler: Caprice Viennois
Albéniz: Sevilla (arr. Heifetz)
Godowski: Alt-Wien (arr. Heifetz)
Kreisler: Gypsy Caprice
Ponce: Estrellita (arr. Heifetz)
de Falla: Nana (arr. Kochanski)
Drigo: Valse Bluette (arr. Heifetz)
Sibelius: Nocturne, Op.51 No.3
Milhand: Tijuca (arr. Levy)
Wieniawski: Polonaise No.1
The disc will be recorded in the Turner Sims Concert Hall in the University of Southampton on 14th & 15th August 2017.
Any money pledged will be put towards the costs of recording and production (i.e. venue hire, piano hire and tuning, CD production costs etc.).
About the artists
has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields and St James’s Piccadilly. He was a prizewinner at the 2017 ROSL (Royal Overseas League) String Competition, and Mirecourt International Violin Competition 2016. Recently, he played in a live-streamed masterclass conducted by Maxim Vengerov, on the Brahms Violin Concerto. He is a selected artist on the Countess of Munster
Recital scheme 2017-18.
As a chamber musician, he was a Fellow on 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. Recently, he performed with the Bach String Quartet on BBC Radio 3's Music Day. He has benefitted from masterclasses with musicians including Miriam Fried, Dong-Suk Kang, Shlomo Mintz, Maxim Vengerov, Peter Herresthal and Hugh Maguire. He studied with Natasha Boyarsky, reading Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, taking a Masters at the Royal College of Music. He is taking an Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music, with Radu Blidar, supported by the HR Taylor Trust. He is grateful for support from the English-Speaking Union, RCM and Countess of Munster Musical Trust.
South African born pianist Jenny Stern has performed widely as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. She 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 prestigious Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for further study abroad. Major performances include acclaimed radio broadcasts of concertos by Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Grieg, with the orchestras of Cape Town, Natal and Bloemfontein. Recent performances have included duo recitals at Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields and other UK venues. She has given masterclasses at venues including Dartington Summer School of Music. As a teacher, she holds posts at Eton College and the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music.