Bach Competition 2017: The Bach Cello Suites
Updated: The Winner of the 2017 International Bach Competition is Eva Lymenstull. Congratulations to Eva and all of the finalists.
Complete Information and application here:
First Round applications due May 19th, 2017
Finals: Live performance at the Boston Early Music Festival, Friday, June 16th, 2017, 1-3 pm
Next season, the Early Music ensemble Voices of Music will film all of the Bach Cello Suites. Five of the best cellists in the world have already been selected; the sixth spot will be awarded to the winner of our 2017 Bach Competition. The suites will be filmed and audio recorded using our proprietary, 4K ultra high definition format; our videos are viewed by millions of people around the world on our digital media channels.
The competition is open to any musician who is starting out on her or his career. You must be enrolled in College or a Graduate program, or have finished your studies no earlier than July, 2014 (three years prior to the competition). Preference will be given to musicians starting out on their careers. The first round is by online video submission, and all applications, without exception, are due May 19th, 2017. The finalists will appear at the Boston Early Music Festival, Friday, June 16th, 2017 from 1-3 pm, when the competition winner will be selected by a panel of experts in the field.
The winner of the competition will appear in concert in the San Francisco Bay Area where the film will be made. A venue in Europe may be provided if it is more convenient for all parties. The winner will receive a concert and recording fee of $1500, only payable at the completion of the project, as well as a travel allowance not exceeding $500. Finalists are responsible for their own travel to the Boston Early Music Festival for the final round.