Joint-1st Prizes at the 2021 Barbash Bach String Competition
Applications are open to the 2022 edition and are to be received by October 7, 2022
Open to international string players 16 to 30 years of age, the Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach String Competition is focused entirely on the unaccompanied string Partitas, Sonatas, and Suites of J.S. Bach. Applications are to be received by October 7, 2022, for the 2022 edition. To apply, click here.
Chinese violinists Lun Li and Tianyou Ma were awarded joint first prize at the 2021 Lillian and Maurice Barbash J.S. Bach String Competition in Stony Brook, Long Island.
LUN LI | BACH | SONATA NO. 1 IN G MINOR | 2021 LILLIAN & MAURICE BABASH J.S. BACH COMPETITION
Lun is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studied with Ida Kavafian, and is a current post-graduate violin student of Joseph Lin and Catherine Cho at The Juilliard School. He was also announced as one of four winners at the 2021 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.
TIANYOU MA | BACH | SONATA NO. 3 IN C MAJOR | 2021 LILLIAN & MAURICE BABASH J.S. BACH COMPETITION
A student of Pamela Frank and Shmuel Ashkenasi at the Curtis Institute of Music, Tianyou is a former prize winner at the awarded prizes at the Menuhin and Postacchini International Violin Competitions.
The 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.
The 2022 Grand Prize Winner will receive $5,000, plus a number of performance invitations. They 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. The winner will receive an additional fee of $1,500 for this performance.
They will also be invited to participate in a master class conducted by baroque violinist, Rachel Podger, which will be held at the Staller Center Recital Hall at 7:00pm on Thursday, December 1.
The second prize winner will receive $1,000.
The jury will comprise Robert Mealy, Colin Carr, Phoebe Carrai, Arthur Haas, and Ida Kavafian.