Bach Double Violin Competition


The 2019 competition will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa, WI.

The annual MSO Bach Double Violin Concerto 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 will be chosen and will be given the opportunity to perform with the MSO at the 3rd Grade ACE concert on March 21, 2019.

To sign up for an audition, please contact Hannah Esch at 414.226.7886 or

Please note: Previous winners must audition on the opposite part. Those who have performed both parts with the MSO are ineligible to apply.


The 2018 Competition was held Saturday, February 10th at the First Congregational Church in Wauwatosa. Congratulations to all our winners and participants!

First Violin:

Hadessa Gilmore
Hannah Van Gelderen
Cecelia Santiago
Alexis Hu 

First Alternate: Ingrid Buschkopf
Second Alternate: Benjamin Stoeckmann

Second Violin:

Amy Koo
Simeon Shoultz
Isobel Teoh
Corona Chen 

First Alternate: Charity Shoultz
Second Alternate: Benyamin Kim


Contact the MSO Education Department:

Phone: 414.226.7886