2016 Bach Performance Opportunities for Young Artists
Bach Performance Skills Workshop for Young Regional Musicians
Sunday 17 April, 1pm – 4pm
Music students and music teachers from around Victoria are invited to participate in the Centre’s inaugural Bach Performance Skills Workshop supported by Newsboys Foundation. This workshop will be held in the Salon on Sunday 17 April from 1 to 4 pm. Young regional musicians will have a unique opportunity to hear from expert musicians and develop Baroque performance skills.
Students will experience harmony singing with Choral and Voice specialist Dermot Tutty, and lecture and performance demonstrations by Howard Penny (strings), Philip Arkinstall (winds), and Timothy Young (piano & harpsichord). The workshop will conclude with a chamber ensemble reading by all participants.
We hope the workshop will ignite a passion for Bach that leads participants to enter the Center’s 2016 Bach Competition.
The inaugural Bach Performance Skills Workshop for Young Regional Musicians is supported by the Newsboys Foundation.
Sunday 26 June, 3.00 pm
Melbourne Recital Centre’s annual Bach Competition is dedicated to young musicians passionate about the music of J.S. Bach. Entrants will compete for the Richard Mills Prize of $2000, the Australian Bach Sociaety Award of $1500, two Encouragement Prizes of $1,000 and the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award which includes travel, accommodation, tuition, concert tickets and mentoring opportunities.
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 26 June 2016. This event is free with general admission, however, tickets will be required for entry.
To discover more about the Bach Competition and how to submit an application, click here.
The 2016 Bach Competition is supported by Richard Mills AM, Australian Bach Society, Newsboys Foundation, Melbourne Recital Centre and an anonymous donor.