Friday 2nd July – Emmanuel Bach (violin) and Jenny Stern (piano)

This recital pairs Beethoven’s spirited E-flat Sonata with Poulenc’s turbulent, highly emotional Sonata. These works are followed by light-hearted works from the latter composer, with a completely different work by Bazzini to finish.

Winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Strings Competition, violinist Emmanuel Bach is gaining increasing renown. He has performed as a co-soloist with Anne-Sophie Mutter and his playing of Brahms’s Concerto was described by Vengerov as ‘a superb rendition’. South-African pianist Jenny Stern has played on radio in South Africa and Britain. Their recital CD will be released by Willowhayne Records.