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Emmanuel Bach - Violin


As a young British-born soloist, Emmanuel is already gaining recognition in the UK and abroad. As soloist, he has shared the stage with Anne-Sophie Mutter in a performance of JS Bach's Double Concerto, played solo concertos in the UK and abroad, including Brahms Bruch No.1 and Scottish Fantasy, Mendelssohn, Tchaikovsky, Sibelius, Paganini No.1, Lalo. He has performed in a live-streamed masterclass for Medici TV on the Brahms Concerto, with Maxim Vengerov conducting. Other awards include: winner Una Clark Competition 2011, winner Newbury Young Musician 2012, JS Bach prize winner and semi-finalist in the 38th Premio Lipizer in 2019, winner ‘Best Interpretation of a Contemporary Work (Boulez Anthemes I) at the Mirecourt Competition 2016, two nominations for Best Upcoming Artist at the South African National Arts KKNK Festival, and an English-Speaking Union Scholarship. His playing has also been broadcast on BBC Radio 3 In Tune and broadcast live on performed live on Radio 3’s World Music Day.

He has given recitals across the UK, as a Countess of Munster Musical Trust Artist 2017-20, and performed as a soloist at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Wigmore Hall, St Martin-in-the-Fields, St James's Piccadilly and St George's Hall, Bristol. As soloist, he has worked with conductors including: David Hill MBE, Jonathan Willcocks, Maxim Vengerov, Darrell Davison, Roy Stratford, Eric Rycroft, Rob Hodge and Peter Dunkley. As a chamber musician, he was a Fellow on Yale Summer School at Norfolk Festival, USA, in 2016, working with musicians including the Emerson, Artist and Brentano Quartets. He has played alongside musicians including Yuri Zhislin, Natalia Lomeiko, members of the Elias Quartet (Marie Bittloch, Donald Grant), Matt Jones, Bartosz Woroch, members of the Castalian Quartet – Charlotte Bonneton, Christopher Graves, Daniel Roberts, Ben Baker and Misha Gurevich.

Emmanuel has benefitted from masterclasses with Pierre Amoyal, Miriam Fried, Jan Repko, Shlomo Mintz, Dong-Suk Kang, Cho-Liang Lin, Alina Ibragimova, James Boyd and Catherine Manson. His playing has taken him as far afield as South Africa, touring there several times, China, Italy, Scotland, France, Belgium, Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Emmanuel has played with the London Symphony and BBC Symphony Orchestras, working under conductors including Bernard Haitink, Michael Tilson-Thomas, Sir Mark Elder, Sakari Oramo, Rumon Gamba, Robert Trevino, Misha Damov, Michael Seal, Andrew Gourlay, Ben Palmer. His teacher was Natasha Boyarsky, with whom he studied while reading Music at Magdalen College, Oxford, gaining a Double First, and for a Masters as a scholar at the Royal College of Music, then taking an Artist Diploma studying with Radu Blidar. He has also studied with Felix Andrievsky and Ben Sayevich. His CD of encores and transcriptions 'Musical Mosaics' was released in 2018, with a favourable review in the Strad magazine. He is grateful for support from the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, Talent Unlimited, the Tompkins Tate Trust, Woking Young Musicians’ Trust, Joan Conway Bursary, HR Taylor Trust, Worshipful Company of Drapers, and the Peter Bond Prize.


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updated December 2020