Finalists Announced at New York’s Barbash Bach String Competition

This year's final round will be held online from Stony Brook University, on December 1st at 1:00 PM (EST), and streamed live on The Violin Channel


New York’s Barbash Bach String Competition at Stony Brook University announced their 5 finalists.

The 2020 finalists are:

  • Violinist, Dongyoung Jake Shim
  • Violinist, Claire Bourg
  • Violinist, Celina Bethoux
  • Cellist, Maxime Quennesson
  • Cellist, Geirþrúður Anna Guðmundsdóttir

Open to international string players 16 to 30 years of age, the 1st prize winner will receive $5000, plus a performance invitation to the Island Symphony Bach Festival.

The jury will comprise: Stephanie Chase, Stanley Ritchie, Tanya Tomkins, Philip Setzer and Colin Carr.

Previous 1st prize winners include, baroque violinist Rachell Ellen Wong.

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