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Emmanuel Bach, Violin
As a young British-born violinist Emmanuel Bach is gaining increasing recognition. He won the Royal Over-Seas League Strings Competition 2018 and was a Countess of Munster Trust Recital Artist 2017-20.
He has played as co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter in JS Bach's Double Concerto and has performed at Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, De Montfort Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James' Piccadilly and St George's Bristol.
He has given recitals, performed as soloist and played as a chamber musician in the UK, Europe, USA and South Africa, and performed live and been broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He has performed numerous concertos, with Maxim Vengerov describing his playing of the Brahms Concerto as ‘a superb rendition…a deep and emotional performance.’
As a soloist, Emmanuel has worked with conductors including David Hill MBE, Jonathan Willcocks, Maxim Vengerov, Ken Woods, Darrell Davison, Stefan Hofkes, Rob Hodge, Chris Hopkins and Christopher Stark. His prizes include receiving the JS Bach prize and being a semi-finalist in the Premio Rodolfo Lipizer, and the prize for ‘Best Interpretation of a Contemporary Piece’ in the Concours International de Violon de Mirecourt. He was also the recipient of an English-Speaking Union Scholarship.
Emmanuel has performed at festivals including Norfolk Festival (USA), CreArt Box (Spain), IMUSE (Belgium), Johannesburg International Mozart Festival (South Africa), BBC World Music Day and Beaminster Festival.
He has been mentored by musicians such as Boris Berman and Peter Frankl, and worked with the Artis, Brentano, Elias and Emerson Quartets. He has benefitted from masterclasses with eminent violinists such as Maxim Vengerov, Shlomo Mintz, Pierre Amoyal and Miriam Fried.
Emmanuel studied with Natasha Boyarsky, reading Music at Magdalen College Oxford, and then studied at the Royal College of Music, London, receiving a Masters and the Artist Diploma, latterly studying with Radu Blidar. He also studied with Dr Felix Andrievsky.
Emmanuel has recorded three CDs: Bach to the Future (Salon Music, 2015), Musical Mosaics (Willowhayne, 2018) and Lennox In Paris (Willowhayne, 2022), which was described as 'an intense journey through time.' He is supported by Talent Unlimited.