2020 Competition Finals
December 1, 2020 at 1 p.m.
The Competition Finals will be streamed free of charge on The Violin Channel’s Facebook page
The program will be hosted by Mr. Perry Goldstein, Chair of the Stony Brook University Music Department.
Grand Prize: $5000
The winner will receive a cash prize of $5,000. They will also perform the solo Bach work at the second annual Island Symphony Bach Festival which provides a $500 artist fee. The Bach Festival will be held at St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church, Bay Shore, N.Y. in June, 2021 or, if necessary, a later date to be announced.
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 recent 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.