Rising star of piano Emmanuel Vass to play at Buxton Fringe Festival

Charismatic pianist Emmanuel Vass soared into the top ten of the UK classical music chart with his album Sonic Waves.

He was only kept off hitting the top spot by Andre Rieu & Johann Strauss Orchestra and Essential Einaudi by Ludovico Einaudi.

The 26-year-old has been named as ‘one to watch’ by The Independent and ‘rising star’ by BBC Music Magazine and as ‘unsigned artist of the month’ by Yamaha.

Emmanuel will be playing at Buxton Methodist Church on Monday, July 13, at 5pm with tickets priced at £11, £10 and £8.

He launched his first recording From Bach to Bond in 2013 which he followed up with a tour of the same name, reflecting both his eclectic taste in music and his versatility as a pianist.

He is as at one with the challenges of Bach as with the demanding pianistic technique required for his own arrangements - in the manner of Liszt - of the James Bond theme and Bohemian Rhapsody.

Emmanuel’s supreme versatility is also revealed in the calibre and variety of his recent engagements His busy solo recital day has included performances at The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Sheffield Cathedral, Leeds College of Music, the Long Gallery at Castle Howard and Hexham Abbey.