The Fourth Connecticut Bach Festival will be a digital event. The competition is open to keyboard and string players who live or study in Connecticut.

The Competition Application and Fees are Due on Monday, October 5, 2020

There is no pre-screening round. Participants who apply by October 5 are registered for the Connecticut Bach Festival and Competition. Application fees are non-refundable.

Primary, Elementary, Junior Division Fee: $35

Youth and Young Artist Division Fee: $50

Deadline for Submission of Recording: Monday, October 19, 2020

Each artist must submit a single unedited video recording of their performance. Performing by memory is not required. Videos must be submitted via email to

Up to three finalists will be chosen in each division.

Virtual Concert and Announcement of Winners: Sunday, November 8
The finalists’ videos will be presented in an online concert. The winners will be announced at the end of the concert.




A distinguished panel of out of state judges will determine the winners. Judges’ comment sheets will be provided to each participant. Each participant will receive a certificate of participation.
Cash awards are TBD and will be presented to winners in all divisions.


The Competition includes divisions for pianists and string players from kindergarten thru high school. The Young Artists’ Division competition will include pianists and string performers from the ages of 18-30.

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