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".
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...