ON Friday, Emma made her third appearance at a recital organised by the Classical Music Society, the 27th in the Young Musicians Recitals series.

She impressed everyone on her previous appearances, the first at 14, and the second on her 18th birthday, but now plays with added maturity.

Emma interpreted well each of the sections of Bach's Partita no 1 in B flat major, which ranged from the exciting Allemande to a serene Sarabande.

Then, the piece de resistance - a thrilling performance of Beethoven's Waldstein Sonata, Emma cap- tured the varying moods superbly, from the bright opening, through a sensitive rendering of the adagio and ending with the stormy rondo.

Emma kept the audience spellbound with Schumann's Humoreske, played with great expression.

To end the recital were Liszt's flamboyant Transcendental Studies, numbers 10 and 11 Emma brought out the drama of number 10, but was equally at home with the harmonies of number 11.

This was an evening to remember. VJS