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25 June 2017, 3pm
Bach Competition with ABS Encouragement Award at Melbourne Recital Centre. FREE event, ticket required


This event is FREE however tickets are required. To reserve your tickets please book through the Recital Centre website.

Tickets through 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 Bach Society Encouragement 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.

Dindin (Jingyi) Wang: 2016 winner of the Bach Society Encouragement Award

Dindin (Jingyi) Wang (age 10) is currently studying violin with Fintan Murphy. Dindin has been determined to be a professional violinist since she was six years old.

Bach is Dindin’s favourite composer and she is obsessed with playing his music. Dindin loves performing in public. She has accomplished her Grade 8 AMEB exam with High Distinction and she is working on her A.Mus.A. Dindin is a member of the Melbourne String Ensemble (MSE).

Dindin was superb in her performance of J.S. Bach’s Partita No. 3 in E (BWV 1006), Preludio & Loure at last year's competition and she delighted audiences in April 2017 when she played with Friedemann and Alexia Eichhorn as part of the "Bach to the Future" violin concert organised by ABS.

2016 Winner Din Din Wang with ABS Treasurer Rebecca Nowak | Photo credit: Michael Christian