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Thursday, March 24, 2022


(Jenny Stern & Emmanuel Bach)

Friends of Music will present Emmanuel Bach (violin) accompanied by Jenny Stern (piano) on April 3, 2022.

Emmanuel Bach is a British-born violinist and chamber musician who is fast gaining recognition in the UK and abroad. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at venues such as Wigmore Hall, St George’s Bristol, St Martin-in-the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly and Queen Elizabeth Hall.

His playing has taken him to Italy, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Africa. He has played concertos including Brahms, Mendelssohn, Paganini No.1 and Tchaikovsky.

Bach read Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining a double First. He received his Masters from the Royal College of Music and completed an Artist Diploma in 2018 also at the RCM. Alongside solo and chamber playing, he played on orchestral schemes with the BBC and London Symphony Orchestras.

Jenny Stern was born in South Africa. She has performed widely as a soloist, chamber musician and accompanist. Following studies at the Royal College of Music she completed a Masters in South Africa, winning the prestigious Emma Smith Overseas Scholarship for further study abroad. Major performances include concertos by Rachmaninoff, Mozart and Grieg, with the orchestras of Cape Town, KZN and Bloemfontein. As a teacher, she holds posts at Eton College and the Junior Department of the Royal College of Music.



Franz Schubert: Rondo Brilliant in B minor, D.895, Op.70

Edward Elgar: Sonata in E minor for Violin and Piano, Op.82 (1918)

Francis Poulenc: Sonata for Violin and Piano FP 119 (1942-3, rev. 1949)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky: Valse-Scherzo, Op.34

Niccolò Paganini: Variations on 'Di Tanti Palpiti', from Rossini's Tancredi, Op.13


Tickets R140 (FOM members R120) You may pre-book via or by phoning Bernice (0832537935) or Keith (0715051021) Tickets will also be available at the door.

The concert takes place at 15h00 on April 3 at the Durban Jewish Centre, 44 KE Masinga Road.

All Covid protocols will be observed