Emmanuel Bach (violin)
Jenny Stern (piano)
Willowhayne Records presents the debut CD from violinist Emmanuel Bach in a delightful programme of original works and arrangements from great violinists of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Fritz Kreisler, Jascha Heifetz, Leopold Auer and Joseph Joachim.
Royal Overseas League String Competition winner Emmanuel Bach has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St George's Bristol, St Martin-in-the-Fields and St James's Piccadilly.
Fritz Kreisler: Variations on a Theme by Corelli in the style of Tartini)
Manuel Ponce, trans. Jascha Heifetz: Estrellita (My Little Star): Mexican Serenade
Johannes Brahms, transcr. Joseph Joachim: Hungarian Dance No.17
Claude Debussy, transcr. Léon Roques: La plus que lente
Isaac Albéniz, transcr. Jascha Heifetz: Sevilla (No.3 from Suite Espagnola No.1)
Riccardo Drigo, transcr. Leopold Auer: Valse bluette (No.2 from 4 Airs de Ballet)
Reinhold Glière: Romance, Op.3
Fritz Kreisler: Caprice Viennois
Leopold Godowsky, transcr. Jascha Heifetz: Alt-Wien (No.11 from Triakontameron)
Claude Debussy, transcr. Gaston Choisnel: En Bateau (No.1 from Petite Suite)
Fritz Kreisler: La Gitana
Joseph Achron, transcr. Leopold Auer: Hebrew Melody
Richard Wagner, transcr. August Wilhelmj: Albumblatt
Manuel de Falla, transcr. Paul Kochanski: Nana (No.2 from Suite populaire Espagnole)
Fritz Kreisler: Slavonic Fantasy (on themes by Dvořák)
Jean Sibelius: Nocturne, Op.51 No.2
Darius Milhaud, transcr. Claude Lévy: Tijuca (No.8 from Saudades do Brasil, Op.67)
Fritz Kreisler: Gypsy Caprice
Johannes Brahms, transcr. Jascha Heifetz: Contemplation
Henryk Wieniawaki: Polonaise de concert, Op.4
Recorded in Turner Sims Concert Hall, University of Southampton, UK on 14th & 15th August 2017
Front Cover Photograph: Alexa Kidd-May (www.alexakidd-may.com)
Booklet design: Willowhayne Records
Recording Engineers: Mark Hartt-Palmer & John Balsdon
Recording Production: John Balsdon & Mark Hartt-Palmer
Total Time: 75.10
Release Date: August 2018
Emmanuel Bach has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues including Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, St George’s Bristol, St Martin-in-the Fields and St James’s Piccadilly. He won the 2018 Royal Overseas League String Competition. He has performed in the UK and abroad, playing concertos by Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paganini, Tchaikovsky and others. In 2017, he played in a live-streamed masterclass conducted by Maxim Vengerov, on the Brahms Concerto. He was notably invited to play as a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in Bach’s Double Concerto. He is an Artist on the Countess of Munster Recital Scheme, 2017-19.
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 plays with the Bach Quartet, whose performances have included playing on BBC Radio 3’s Music Day 2017.
He has benefitted from masterclasses with musicians including Miriam Fried, Dong-Suk Kang, Shlomo Mintz, Cho-Liang Lin and Hugh Maguire. Previously, he studied with Natasha Boyarsky, and read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining a double First-class. He is taking an Artist Diploma with Radu Blidar at the Royal College of Music, as a Drapers Music Scholar. He has played on orchestral schemes with the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras. He is grateful for support from the RCM, HR Taylor Trust, Countess of Munster Musical Trust, English-Speaking Union and Tompkins Tate Trust.
South African born pianist Jenny Stern has recorded for radio and television in Europe and her home country. 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, she 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 chamber musician and duo pianist, collaborating with principal players from orchestras such as the English Chamber Orchestra and the Royal Opera House Orchestra. In South Africa, her major performances include radio broadcasts of Rachmaninov’s First Piano Concerto and the Grieg Piano Concerto, and concertos with the Cape Town Symphony Orchestra, Natal Philharmonic and Bloemfontein Symphony Orchestra.
She has been invited to give masterclasses at venues including Dartington Summer School of Music and Euro Music Academy in Vienna. She has also given over 500 concerts and workshops at universities and schools. Jenny currently teaches at Eton College and the Royal College of Music, Junior Department.
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