2018 Bach Competition Winners

Dandan (Jingfei) Wang wins Melbourne Recital Centre’s prestigious Bach Competition.

Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition is dedicated to young musicians passionate about German composer J.S. Bach. On Sunday 17 June 2018, ten talented young finalists took to the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage to compete for a range of cash prizes and learning opportunities.

Dandan (Jingfei) Wang (violin) won the $2000 Richard Mills first prize while the two encouragement awards were awarded to Dindin (Jingji) Wang (violin) and Zhihan Jiang (piano). The Australian Bach Society Award went to Marcus Michelson (violin), and Patricia Thompson (trumpet) was presented with the Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award valued at $5000, which includes travel, accommodation, specialist tuition, concert tickets and mentoring opportunities.

Richard Mills Prize
Dandan (Jingfei) Wang (violin)

Encouragement Awards
Dindin (Jingji) Wang (violin)
Zhihan Jiang (piano)

Australian Bach Society Award
Marcus Michelson (violin)

Newsboys Foundation Regional Music Award
Patricia Thompson (trumpet)

To discover more about the winners and finalists, read the Program Notes at the top of the page.

The 2018 Bach Competition was recorded for Facebook Live. You can watch the performance at the top of this page or by clicking here.

The 2018 Bach Competition is proudly supported by Richard Mills AM, Newsboys Foundation, Australian Bach Society, Melbourne Recital Centre and Vivienne Ritchie.