Leipzig / Early Music
International Bach Competition

Premiered in 1950, the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition has been held every other year since 1996. In three rotating disciplines the entrants are to demonstrate their “stage-readiness” and experience in the techniques of the stylistic periods covered in the competition programme. And they’re to study the pieces in their Urtext editions.

3 rotating categories
2020: organ, violoncello / baroque violoncello and vocals

13th to 25th July 2020 (biennial)

Prize money
1st prize:  € 10,000 (per category)
2nd prize: €   7,500 (per category)
3rd prize:  €   5,000 (per category)
Plus other prizes

Application deadline
25th February 2020

Bach Competition Leipzig