2022 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.
2022 Finals will be held at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center Recital Hall at 1:00pm on Thursday, December 1, and will be streamed by The Violin Channel.
- Applications accepted beginning August 1, 2022
- Submission Deadline: October 7, 2022
- Finalists announced: November 12, 2022
Grand Prize: $5000
The Grand Prize Winner will be the featured soloist at the Island Symphony Bach Festival which will be held at 2:00pm on Sunday, January 29, 2022 at St. Peter’s By-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Bay Shore, New York. (Snow Date: February 5, 2023)
The winner will receive an additional fee of $1500. for this performance.
Second Place Prize: $1000
The Grand Prize Winner will be invited to participate in a master class conducted by acclaimed baroque violinist, Rachel Podger, which will be held at the Staller Center Recital Hall at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 1.
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.