Bach Competition 2019

Bach Competition


Victoria’s best young performers.

Now in its tenth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition is dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach.

Come and listen to an array of budding young performers battle it out on stage and enjoy an afternoon of the Baroque genius.

Please see above tab for entry information, competing guidelines and an application form.

The 2019 Bach Competition is supported by Richard Mills AM, Martine Letts, Australian Bach Society, Newsboys Foundation, Melbourne Recital Centre and Vivienne Ritchie.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


Melbourne Recital Centre’s 2019 Bach Competition, dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach, will soon be open for entries.

Entrants will compete for the Richard Mills Prize of $4000 plus additional encouragement prizes.

This competition is open to any instrument/s soloists, duos or small ensembles (five or less) 17 years of age and under (at 1 January 2019). A minimum performance level of AMEB Grade 5 or equivalent is expected.

Competition repertoire will consist of any works of J.S. Bach not exceeding 10 minutes in total duration. The Competition Final will be held at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 16 June 2019. This event is free and general admission, however tickets will be required for entry.

Competition applications close Wednesday 8 May 2019 at midnight.

Please download competition guidelines for further application information and complete the online registration.

For all other enquiries please contact 03 9699 2228 during business hours or email