International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition 2021
The XXII International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition Leipzig 2020 has been postponed to new dates in 2021.
Young musicians numbering 222, from 36 countries, had applied to take part. In the pre-selection rounds, a total of 114 of the candidates were admitted to the competition. All the candidates have been preparing for the competition for months, rehearsing the programmes required for the individual rounds. We are devastated and disappointed that this year we will not to be able to offer a magnificent and inspiring backdrop against which these talented musicians can meet.
The XXIInd International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition will be held in the following disciplines: Organ, Voice, Violoncello/Baroque violoncello. The Competition is open to the public.
The International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition expects participants to meet very high standards. They should have a confident stage manner and be experienced at performing in the historical style required in the Competition programme. It is expected that candidates use urtext editions. A great number of manuscripts of Bach’s works can be found at www.bachdigital.de.
The Competition is open to soloists of any nationality who are at least 16 years old and who accept the Competition Rules. The participants must have been born after July 25, 1987.