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Emmanuel Bach, Violin

Musical training

  • 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, and is supported by the HR Taylor Trust, RCM, English-Speaking Union and Countess of Munster Musical Trust.

Musical achievements

Emmanuel has gained recognition as a chamber musician and soloist in the UK, France, Italy, Germany and South Africa.

  • Duo recitals: He has performed duo recitals in well-respected musical venues including Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the Fields, St James’s Piccadilly, London School of Economics and University of Edinburgh concert series, Church and College concerts in Oxford, Cambridge, and for music Societies and Clubs in England. One of the highlights was playing the UK premiere of Lennox Berkeley’s Sonata No. 1 for the Berkeley Society with pianist Jenny Stern.

  • Trio and quartet recitals. A dedicated chamber musician, Emmanuel was a Fellow on the Norfolk Festival (USA) working with the Artis, Brentano and Emerson String Quartets. He also held a Leverhulme Fellowship at the Pro Corda Chamber Music Academy, for coaching young musicians. He has had coaching from members of the Wihan, Elias, Skampa and Allegri Quartets.

  • Soloist: Emmanuel has played the 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 and Hugh Maguire.

Awards and Recognition

  • Emmanuel's awards include: Music and Academic Scholarships at Magdalen College, a Joan Conway bursary, support from the Charles Dale Memorial Fund, Peter Bond Prize and H R Taylor Trust.

  • He has also  

    • won the Una Clark Competition and Newbury Young Musician Competition.

    • held an Edison Research Fellowship at the British Library.

    • won prizes at the 2017 Royal Overseas League String Competition, and the Mirecourt International Violin Competition 2016.




Emmanuel Bach
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