Thursday 9 August 11:00

Violin - Emmanuel Bach

Piano - Jenny Stern

Emmanuel Bach returns to Brooklyn Theatre once again! His stupendous renditions of both the Paganini Violin Concerto no. 1 and the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto with the GPO lingers fondly in our memory. This time round he will perform the immortal Sibelius Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47 and round off his visit with a recital, accompanied by Jenny Stern. For this concert, patrons can look forward to a fabulous compilation of well known violin showpieces by Mozart, Kreisler and of course the timeless César Franck Violin Sonata.

Recital, Brooklyn Theatre, 9 August

  • Mozart Sonata in G, K.301
  • César Franck - Violin Sonata in A
  • Interval
  • Saint-Saëns/Ysaÿe – Caprice d’après L’Etude en Forme de Valse
  • Debussy En Bateau (arr. Gaston Choisnel)
  • Debussy Beau Soir (arr. Jascha Heifetz)
  • Kreisler La Gitana
  • Kreisler Liebesleid
  • Frolov Concert Fantasy on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess

Ticket sales:

Thursday, 9 August 11:00

Block A (Adult) - R170   Block B (Adult) - R150
Block A (Senior) - R150   Block B (Senior)- R130
Children/Students/Scholars - R120  


Brooklyn Theatre (012 460 6033)
Greenlyn Village Centre
C/o Thomas Edison and 13th Streets
Menlo Park

About the artists

Emmanuel Bach 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.