Past events

25 June 2017, 3pm
Bach Competition with ABS Award at Melbourne Recital Centre

About the competition

‘There is no better education for a young musician than to study and play his work. Bach’s music is a life-long source of joy and spiritual nourishment, continually enriching all who take the time and effort to discover its enduring value', said composer and conductor Dr. Richard Mills AM about the Annual Bach Competition at Melbourne Recital Centre.

Now in its 8th year, the Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition is dedicated to young musicians who are aged 17 years or under with a passion of music of J.S. Bach. Due to the foresight of Richard Mills AM in supporting the main award the Competition is now a key event in the life of young musicians in Victoria.

Further details for entrants and competition guidelines are available at the Recital Centre website.

About the Australian Bach Society Award

One of the Australian Bach Society’s objectives is to ‘support talented young musicians in various ways’. we are therefore delighted to announce we will be joining this wonderful initiative by donating the Bach Society Encouragement Award carrying a cash prize of $500 plus a concert engagement within our Annual Concert Series.

Dandan (Jingfei) Wang: 2017 winner of the Australian Bach Society Award

11-year-old Dandan (Jingfei) Wang commenced her violin study at the age of three and she has been a student of Fintan Murphy since 2014. She joined the Melbourne String Ensemble in 2015 and has played solo Mozart Concerto with the Ensemble at its annual Concerto Concert in 2016, Dandan also enjoys performing chamber music. She was a finalist at the Melbourne Recital Centre 2016 Bach Competition.

Dandan's winning performance was Violin Partita No.3 in E, BWV 1006, I Preludio and III Gavotte en Rondeau.

Winners in other categories are listed on the Melbourne Recital Centre website.

2017 Winner Dandan Wang with ABS President Hans Schroeder  | Photo credit: Michael Christian