""I would like to send my heartfelt greetings to all the organizers and participants of the Tureck International Bach Competition for Young Pianists. As we all know, Bach is the cornerstone of the classical music who greatly influenced every single composer after him up to this day. Fortunately for us, Bach left a vast legacy of piano music which has been an integral part of every young pianist's education --and at the same time, one of the greatest challenges for most professional pianists. I believe that this Competition is a wonderful undertaking and hope that it will exist for many years to come."
one of the greatest musical artists of the 20th Century. Her brilliant,
dedicated performances of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach were
informed by the depth of her insight. Although she performed Bach on a
wide variety of keyboard instruments —clavichord, harpsichord, organ,
and even the Moog Synthesizer—her trail-blazing performances of Bach on
the piano were an inspiring influence on generations of pianists who
artist, teacher, conductor, author, and scholar, Dr. Tureck founded the
International Bach Society in New York City in 1966 to promote research
and performance of Bach's music. Upon her return to New York in 2001
after a long residence in England, she reconstituted the Institute as
the Tureck Bach Research Institute, Inc. Its purposes include: making
grants and awards for research and performance of the music of J.S.
Bach, promoting the publication of Dr. Tureck's scholarly writings, and
establishing the Tureck International Bach Competition for Young
Pianists, of which this is the fourth.|
Golda Vainberg-Tatz was
appointed by Dr. Tureck to be worldwide director of the Tureck
International Bach Competition for Young Pianists. An international
concert artist, she lives and teaches in New York City and is a former
piano student of Dr. Tureck.
We are grateful to our sponsors, the Augustine Foundation, and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at The Lincoln Center for their generous support.
The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase:
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