Manny Vass – piano ‘From Bach to Bond’


“This recital is dedicated to the loving memory of Corazon Atienza, who grew up in Manila during the Second World War Japanese occupation of the Philippines. May Filipino-Japanese relations continue to flourish and progress as we forgive but never forget.”

Boogie Woogie Etude – Morton Gould (1913-1996)

Italian Concerto in F major BWV 971 – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
(i) Allegro
(ii) Andante
(iii) Presto

2 Nocturnes, Op. 27 – Frederic Chopin (1810-1849)
(i) No. 1 in C sharp minor
(ii) No. 2 in D flat major

“I got rhythm” and “Love Walked In” (arranged Percy Grainger) George Gershwin (1898-1837)

Malagueña from “Suite Espagnole” – Lecuona (1895-1963)

Pagodes, from “Estampes” – Debussy (1862-1918)

James Bond Concert Etude – John Barry (1933-2011) and Monty Norman (1928-), (arranged Emmanuel Vass)

Artist info:
Named as ‘One to watch’ by The Independent newspaper in April 2013, 24 year old Emmanuel Vass is rapidly establishing himself as one of the most charismatic pianists on the contemporary scene. 2013 has already seen the launch of his first CD – From Bach to Bond – and his first UK recital tour under the same heading. The tour, which took in seven venues across the North of England and culminated in his London debut at Steinway Hall and St James’s Piccadilly, attracted considerable media interest, including a live broadcast on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune.

This supreme versatility is also revealed in the calibre and variety of his recent engagements. Manny’s busy solo recital diary has included performances at The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Sheffield Cathedral, Leeds College of Music, the Long Gallery at Castle Howard and Hexham Abbey, as well as at the prestigious London venues Steinway Hall, St Lawrence Jewry and St James’s Piccadilly. He has performed for Lord Levy and the Russian ambassador in the Golden Room in Kensington Palace Gardens and for the French ambassador at The Lowry Theatre. At the Variety Club Jubilee Ball he played for the Prince and Princess of Monaco on the same programme as international artists The Manfreds, the boy band Blake, and Lulu.
Emmanuel Vass was born in Manila, the Philippines and grew up in East Yorkshire. He graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2011 as a Leverhulme Scholar. For more information visit

Date: Wed Jul 10th 2013, 1:10–2:00 pm
Venue: St. Sepulchre, the Musicians Church, Holborn Viaduct, London EC1A 2DG

Organiser: The Anglo-Japanese Society of Wessex

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