Our annual Bach Double Competition for violinists in 8th grade or younger occurred back in February 2020. The winners would have performed on the 3rd Grade ACE Concert in April, but COVID-19 intervened. We still wanted to create an opportunity for young musicians to perform this great piece “together”, so with the help of Resident Conductor Yaniv Dinur and some of our MSO violinists the Bach Double Virtual Challenge was born!  Now you can enjoy the performance of the students who accepted the challenge!


Bach Double Challenge: Virtual Performance

Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043, First Movement

Questions? Contact the MSO Education Department at or 414-226-7886.



The 2020 Competition was held on February 1, 2020 at the First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa. Congratulations to all our winners and participants!

First Violin:
Annie Ladd
Brynn Nelson
Avi Calloway
Linnea Gillmore

First Alternate: Zaara Bonilla
Second Alternate: Charity Shoultz

Second Violin:
Jehee Lee
Hannah Lynn Van Gelderen
Sophia Shoultz
Jane Story

First Alternate: Isabelle Tadda
Second Alternate: Hadessa Gillmore