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Third Annual Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition announced

June 9, 2021 | By Cathy Barbash
President, Barbash Arts Consulting Services

For Immediate Release

From: Susan Barbash, Competition Coordinator

info@jsbachcompetition.org  516-639-8575

Re: Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition

Submissions to the third annual Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition  will be accepted beginning July 1, 2021.  The deadline is midnight October 11, 2021.

This competition is for string players ages 16-30, performing works by Bach for unaccompanied string instruments (Partitas, Sonatas, and Suites).  Modern and Baroque bowed instruments are eligible.

The Finals will be held at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center Recital Hall at 1:00pm on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 and will be streamed by The Violin Channel.  This annual competition was established to honor the memory of Long Island arts patrons Lillian and Maurice Barbash.

Applications will be accepted beginning July 1, 2021.

Submission Deadline: October 11, 2021
Submission form and requirements can be viewed at https://jsbachcompetition.org/
Finalists Announced: November 12, 2021

The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash award of $5000 and be the featured guest artist at the Island Symphony Bach Festival, which will be held at St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Bay Shore, N.Y. on January 30, 2022. Second Prize Winner will receive a cash award of $1000. 

Jurors for the 2021 Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition are violinists Robert Mealy, Marilyn McDonald, and Eugene Drucker; harpsichordist Arthur Haas; and cellist Colin Carr. For jurors’ bios visit https://jsbachcompetition.org/

What they are saying:

“The Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition has been such an important event for the development of my career. Through the pandemic until now, it has provided me many performance opportunities, and has placed me in front of many esteemed musicians. I am glad I entered the competition in 2019, and am grateful to the Barbash family for being such a supportive presence in my life. “

          -- Rachell Ellen Wong, inaugural winner of the Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition and first baroque artist to be awarded an Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Music lovers are invited to attend the December 1st Bach Competition Finals, as well a free series of related programs presented by the Stony Brook Music Department. On Sunday, November 21, 3:00 PM, the Stony Brook Baroque Players will present a concert celebrating the 300th anniversary of the dedication of Bach’s first Brandenburg Concerto. The program will feature performances of all six Brandenburg Concerti. Other free programs include an all-Bach concert featuring performances by Competition jurors cellist, Colin Carr, and harpsichordist, Arthur Haas on November 30, 7:00 PM; and a Public Master Class on baroque technique featuring Stony Brook graduate students on December 2, time TBA.

All events are free.

For more information on Stony Brook’s Bach Festival, visit: https://www.stonybrook.edu/commcms/music/events/bach_festival.php

For more information on the Lillian and Maurice J.S. Bach Competition, visit https://jsbachcompetition.org/

For additional information contact: Susan Barbash, Competition Coordinator info@jsbachcompetition.org  516-639-8575

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