Bach Compeititon


As part of our Exceptional Young Artists program, the Centre offers a range of opportunities to support and inspire the next generation of talented musicians, including annual competitions that showcase tomorrow’s music leaders on the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage.

Baroque Competition

For gifted musicians under the age of 18, the Baroque Competition encourages young performers to explore the works of hundreds of composers in this rich musical period. Formerly the Bach Competition, this event dates back to the year Melbourne Recital Centre opened, and is supported by Martine Letts, Vivienne Ritchie, and Maria Johnson on behalf of the Late Harry Johnson.

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Great Romantics Competition

Providing a platform for emerging artists between 18-25 years across Australia, these young musicians have the opportunity to woo audiences with the works of Romantic composers such as Brahms, Liszt and Schumann. With the chance to win a combination of cash, and performance opportunities, the Great Romantics Competition is supported by Annamila Pty Ltd and Mrs. Margaret S. Ross AM & Dr. Ian C Ross.

Melbourne Recital Centre Competitions are presented in association with 3MBS Melbourne.