2021 Competition Details
This competition is for string players age 16-30, performing works by Bach for unaccompanied string instrument. Modern and baroque bowed instruments are eligible.
2021 Finals will be held at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center Recital Hall at 1:00pm on Wednesday, December 1, and will be streamed by The Violin Channel.
- Applications accepted beginning July 1, 2021
- Submission Deadline: October 11, 2021
- Finalists announced: November 12, 2021
Grand Prize: $5000
The Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash award of $5000 and will be the featured guest artist at the Island Symphony Bach Festival, held at St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Bay Shore, N.Y. on January 30, 2022
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.