The Lillian and Maurice Barbash
J.S. Bach Competition
The 2020 Competition will be moving Online due to ongoing Coronavirus precautions. Additional details will be coming soon.
The Lillian and Maurice Barbash J. S. Bach Competition
This competition is for string players between 16 and 30 years of age. For the initial screening round, candidates perform two contrasting movements, with all repeats, of any piece composed by Bach for unaccompanied string instrument. (Partitas, Sonatas or Suites)
2020 competition details are still being finalized to guarantee the safety of everyone involved. Please check back soon for more information.
Finalists perform complete works with all repeats.
- Submission deadline: October 11, 2020
- Finalists announced: November, 8 2020
- Finals: December 1, 2020
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.