Thank you for your interest in the
Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach Competition
For the initial screening round, candidates will perform two contrasting movements of any piece composed by J. S. Bach for unaccompanied string instrument. (Partitas, Sonatas or Suites) Movements must be performed from memory. All candidates must be at least 16 years old and not more than 30 years old on October 11, 2021.
Performance should be videotaped with a single stationary camera. The musician’s entire body must be visible in the video. Editing of the tape is not permitted. The selected movements will be performed with all repeats.
2021 Finals will be held at Stony Brook University’s Staller Center Recital Hall at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, December 1, and will be streamed by The Violin Channel.
Finalists will perform the same selected work, with all repeats, in its entirety from memory.
All applications must be made using the form available on the Barbash Bach Competition website. No other method of submission will be accepted. A $25 submission fee will be collected at the time of submission. Applications without payment will not be reviewed.
The application forms, including all requested documents and videos/links, must be submitted by the appropriate deadline. (October 11, 2021)
Candidates will be sent an email confirming the formal acceptance of their application.
2021 Competition Application
Thank you for the overwhelming interest in the 2021 competition. We are no longer accepting applications.