Now in its ninth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Bach Competition is dedicated to young musicians passionate about J.S. Bach.

The competition repertoire needs to be any work of J.S. Bach not exceeding 10 minutes in total duration. Soloists and ensembles of up to five members who are 17 years of age and under (at 1 January 2018) are welcome to apply. Applications close on Wednesday 9 May 2018 at midnight and the finals will be held at Melbourne Recital Centre on Sunday 17 June 2018.

Cash prizes of up to $2,000 are available to be won. Semi-finalists will also receive free tickets to the Bach Gala Concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre on the evening of Saturday 16 June.

For further entry information and competing guidelines, students can visit –