David Greilsammer brings Bach to London

Ahead of Geneva Camerata's London debut, Greilsammer tells Anne-Marie Minhall to be prepared for "a Bach celebration".

David Greilsammer

Pianist, conductor, artistic director… David Greilsammer's many-stringed bow is set to grace London with the debut of his new ensemble, the Geneva Camerata. On a European tour that's seen sold out concerts in Paris and Berlin, their London debut will be a "homage to Bach" at one of the capital's newest venues, Kings Place, tonight (22 November).

Speaking to Anne-Marie Minhall, Greilsammer hinted at what he'll be conducting from the podium tonight:

"We have a programme of pieces only written by the Bach family… Johann Sebastian Bach, two of his sons and a distant cousin Johann Bernard Bach, whose pieces are rarely performed".

Along with the Geneva Camerata is Mandolin player Avi Avital, a musician more than qualified to join Greilsammer's 'Bach celebration'. But what makes Avital's appearance so special? And what exactly is unique about the Geneva Camerata? Find out below...

Listen to Anne-Marie Minhall's interview with David Greilsammer