“Young Stars”

Our next Bach Club will be in the LBS annual Bachfest and take place on Friday 11 November, 7.45pm at China Exchange, 32A Gerrard Street London W1.

Like to hear some Bach played on recorder and marimba?  Then Bach Club is not to be missed. 

Tickets are free for 18-30s £10 (Others) and should be booked -even the free ones – from  or at the door from 7pm

Ke Ma  Ke Ma

Here is the programme (so far)

Ke Ma piano  plays  Bach’s 4th Partita (Suite of Dances) for keyboard and some Schubert-Liszt Song Transcriptions for piano. 

Chinese-born, Ke studies at the Royal Academy of Music and is a multi-prize winner. In 2015 she won the Princes Prize named after the Prince of Wales and awarded by the Worshipful Company of Musicians

Tabea & Oliver Tabea Debus and Oliver Pooley

Tabea Debus recorder & Oliver Pooley marimba  German-born Tabea Debus is a St John’s Smith Square Young Artist, having studied at the Royal Academy of Music. Specially for Bach Club she has made some arrangements of Bach’s music for recorder and marimba and added two exciting contemporary pieces that she will play with Oliver Pooley.  Here is Tabea’s and Oliver’s programme: -

  • BACH: Inventio No 11 (BWV 782) arranged for recorder and marima
  • OLE BUCK: Gymel (1983) arranged for sopranino recorder and percussiom
  • BACH: Inventio No 6 (BWV 777)
  • OLIVIER TRUAN  The chase arranged for recorder and marimba

IMG_1468  Jobine Siekman

Jobine Siekman  cello

  • BACH: Suite No 1 in G major BWV 1007

Dutch-born Jobine Siekman is studying at the Royal College of Music with Melissa Phelps and completing her Bachelor of Music degree. She is a prizewinner and has taken part in numerous Master Classes given by distinguished professors including Anna Bilsma.

The 18-30 Bach Club 

Our Inspiration “Little Paris” was how Leipzig in the economic boom of the early 18th century was known. Coffee houses sprang up forming new social arenas; new fashions and social conventions were forumulated, and, with the shift in perspective, a new and exciting platform for the arts was made, meaning NEW MUSIC.

New to the town, in his first secular position as Director of Music of Leipzig University Students’ Musical Society (1729-42) J S Bach was already at the forefront of artistic life. In Zimmermann’s coffee house on Leipzig’s fashionable Katharinenstrasse, he headed friday night meetings – exchanges of new ideas and music – which would eventually immortalise Leipzig’s musical aesthetic and push tonal harmony and form into areas the world had never seen before.

For Bach, the concerts provided a change from the formality of his services to the city as a church musician and his students created an opportunity for him to produce new works and adapt existing ones, performing them with Leipzig’s latest talent. At Zimmermann’s, music by Telemann and Handel was approached with energy, enthusiasm and an attitude of exploration. HIs famous ‘Coffee Cantata’ received its world première, and the concertos for one, two, three and four harpsichords were among other works played, with Bach, his sons and pupils probably as soloists.

What we are creating with the LBS Bach Club

The LBS Bach Club aims to create a similar platform for young artists and musicians today. Reflecting the Leipzig students’ Friday gatherings, we aim to create a contemporary forum for 18-30s to come and share ideas, make contacts and appreciate Bach’s music in an informal atmosphere. FREE TICKETS are issued for each meeting, where a mix of special guests from the world of professional music and those at the beginning of their careers will apperar on the Bill – a launch pad for some, as well as a showcase for the best in Bach. We are aiming to commission works for a première in the 2012 meeting, and are always looking for new and exciting performers; get in touch!

Some of our recent concerts 

February 2015  -   Bach Club at the Gresham Centre in the City of London and plays music by Bach at Leipzig.  BBC Radio 3 Breakfast gives the concert a promo…

November 2015 – Bach Club at BachfestProgramme curated and organised by Satoko Doi-Luck and Mirjam-Luise Münzel and included a performance of Bach’s amusing ‘Coffee Cantata’.

November 2016 - Bach Club goes to China Exchange for a special at Bachfest.


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