Virtuoso Emmanuel Bach describes his mission as communicating through music and to bring music to wider audiences. He will be doing just that on 22 March when he performs Mendelssohns’s famous Violin Concerto….
Tell us a little about yourself as a musician…
Growing up with music in the home, I found my feet through having a pianist mother, taking lessons with a Russian teacher Natasha Boyarsky, for many years, including studies at Oxford, Royal College London, and later studying with Radu Blidar.
My mission is communicating through music and to bring music to wider audiences. Symphony, opera, chamber music, and other art genres have long brought me interest and helped me to develop as a musician.
What are your career highlights to date?
Winning the Royal Over-Seas League String Competition and working in performances and masterclasses with Anne-Sophie Mutter and Vengerov.
Do you see yourself as a soloist, chamber musician, orchestral musician or all three?
My focus is solo and chamber music, which presently involves performing concertos, giving recitals and playing in duos.
What about your future ambitions in music?
To maintain interest in and support for the arts, by bringing music to wide audiences and communities who can benefit. To that end, I aim to perform more internationally, and hope to support interest in some more unusual composers. I also look forward to more work encouraging music-making in young people and communities here and abroad.
What is the value of London Firebird to younger professional musicians like yourself?
Firebird offers a fantastic opportunity for soloists to play with an orchestra of young professionals and students in a prominent venue, working together to perform for a committed audience.
The First Cuckoo: Nature Unwrapped
Sunday 22 March, 6.30 pm
Kings Place, 90 York Way, London N1 9AG
Delius On Hearing the First Cuckoo
Delius Spring Summer Night on the River
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
Mozart The Queen of the Night Arias: Der Hölle Rache & O zittre nicht (from Magic Flute)
Haydn Symphony no. 83 in G minor, Hob.I:83 (La Poule)
Conductor George Jackson
Violin Emmanuel Bach
Coloratura Samantha Hay
This concert has been organised in collaboration with the London Chamber Music Society