The Lillian and Maurice Barbash
J.S. Bach Competition
The 2024 Season
Applications accepted beginning APRIL 1
Submission Fee: $50
Check back Feb 1 for requirements
and March 1 for submission form.
Submission deadline JUNE 15
Finalists Announced SEPTEMBER 4
Must confirm participation by Sept 8
Finals will be held OCTOBER 17
1:00 PM EDT
2024 Competition Details
The competition is for string players ages 16-30, performing works (Partitas, Sonatas, Suites) by J.S. Bach for unaccompanied bowed string instruments. Modern and baroque bowed instruments are eligible.
Grand Prize: $5000
Second Place Prize: $1000
Lillian and Maurice Barbash
This competition honors Lillian and Maurice Barbash for their lifelong support of the arts on Long Island. No couple took more joy or was more devoted to promoting classical music.
We are sad to announce the passing of Lillian Barbash.
“Long Island’s First Lady of the Arts, she led the Islip Arts Council for 31 years, building it into a world-class presenter of classical music. Tens of thousands attended her free New York Philharmonic park concert every summer.....”
Honor Murray and Lillian by becoming a Legacy Donor and support young musicians and their enrichment of our communities.