The Bach Journey Competition

2nd year of an international Bach competition for children and youth

November 5th – 8th 2020

Competition for Children and Young People is intended to be an impetus for young people to realize that Bach‘s music provides broad creative space to all those with the courage to immerse themselves in studying this musical beauty.

A ONE-ROUND INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION MEANT FOR PIANISTS UP TO 17 YEARS OF AGE.

Where
J. S. Bach Music School in Dobřany

Adress:
Stromořadí 439
334 41 Dobřany
Česká republika

 

 

COMPETITION CATEGORIES (AS PER AGE ON 31. Dec 2020)

CATEGORYAGETIME LIMIT
A1up to 9 years (including) 4–8 min.
A2 10–11 years 6–10 min.
A3 12–13 years 9–13 min.
A4 14–15 years 13–17 min.
A5 16–17 years 18–22 min.
B1up to 17 years24 –28 min.

The competition is open in two basic groups: A (five categories) and B (one category). Pupils receiving private tuition and elementary school of arts pupils are in Group A, whereas students of music grammar schools, conservatoires and music academies are in Group B.

COMPETITION REPERTOIRE

1. Compulsory piece – one or more pieces selected from the pre-specified music (see Rules)

The competition programme will include at least one work of music by J. S. Bach selected from the list of compulsory pieces in the given category.

B1 category – 2 compulsory pieces (one of each subcategory)

 

2. One or more pieces of music by J. S. Bach of own choice – it is not permitted to choose compulsory pieces from any lower category.

 

3. One or more pieces from a different musical era from the worldwide repertoire of own choice
(we recommend that you perform a piece originating from your country).

APPLICATIONS

Submit your application >>HERE<< until November 5th 2020

COMPETITION FEE

until November 5th 2020

A1, A2, A3 – CZK 1000

A4, A5, B1 – CZK 1200

Bank transfer:

Raiffeisen BANK

Account number: 673077002/5500

IBAN: CZ8155000000000673077002

SWIFT: RZBCCZPP

Message for the recipient: First Name and Surname of the Contestant.

International Payment: Euro / SEPA payment – cashless payment from abroad, the fees are shared.

A different form of payment – cashless payment from abroad, the fees are payable by the Sender.

The competition fee is not payable by cheque. No competition fee may be paid on site. The competition fee is not returnable.

PRIZES FOR WINNERS

category1st PRIZE2ND PRIZE3RD PRIZE
A1, A2, A3CZK 4000CZK 2500 CZK 1250
A4, A5, B1CZK 6000CZK 4000CZK 2500

ORGANIZER OF THE COMPETITION

Endowment fund „Bachova akademie Dobřany“ in cooperation with 
The J. S. Bach Music School, Dobřany.

COMPETITION JURY:

Christopher Czaja Sager (USA / Germany) Concert pianist

Bernhard Klapprott (Germany) Harpsichordist, organist, conductor, F. Liszt Academy in Weimar/Old Music Institute

Ema Jedlička Gogova (Macedonia / Czechia) Concert pianist, Elementary School of Arts
in Brno – Smetanova 8, Brno Conservatory

Borbála Dobozy (Hungary) Concert harpsichordist, F. Liszt Academy in Budapest

Anna Kašparová (Czechia / Italy) Concert pianist, organist, Randaberg School of Arts, University of Stavanger

Tomasz Ritter (Poland) Concert pianist, keyboard player – hammerklavier, harpsichord

Katarzyna Borowiak (Poland / Great Britain) Concert pianist, Guidhall School of music and drama, University of Cambridge