AN UPDATE ON THE 2021 BACH DOUBLE COMPETITION
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our 2021 Bach Double Competition has been cancelled. The health, safety, and well-being of our community is our top priority. While we regret not being able to offer this opportunity this season, we look forward to the return of the Bach Double Competition in 2022.
The annual MSO Bach Double Violin Competition is open to all violinists in 8th grade and younger. Violinists must perform either part one or part two of the first movement of J.S. Bach’s Concerto in D minor, BWV 1043. An accompanist is provided by the MSO. Four to eight winners are chosen and give the opportunity to perform with the Milwaukee Symphony at the 3rd Grade ACE concert.
BACH DOUBLE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE 2020
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!
Double Violin Concerto in D minor BWV 1043, First Movement
2020 COMPETITION WINNERS
The 2020 Competition was held on February 1, 2020 at the First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa. Congratulations to all our winners and participants!
First Alternate: Zaara Bonilla
Second Alternate: Charity Shoultz
Hannah Lynn Van Gelderen
First Alternate: Isabelle Tadda
Second Alternate: Hadessa Gillmore