Founded in 2011, the Australian Bach Society's mission is to cultivate and disseminate a local appreciation of the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, his family and contemporaries, as well as sacred/classical music in general, by arranging performances, lectures and other activities. We invite you to explore this website, attend an event, become a friend and/or donate. We'd love to keep in touch via our newsletter or social media.

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Featured artist

Sarah Grunstein
Praised by The New York Times for her ‘penetrating musical intelligence’, internationally acclaimed Australian pianist Sarah Grunstein performs Bach’s iconic work, the Goldberg Variations. Reviews have likened her performances to those of Dame Myra Hess, Harold Samuel, and Wanda Landowska. She is fervent about historic pianos and Bach improvisation. Sarah has performed in the United States, Austria, Hungary, Italy, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and her homeland. Early in her career, in celebration of the Bach Tercentenary she performed Bach’s complete "Well-Tempered Clavier" in London’s Purcell Room, New York’s Merkin Concert Hall, and the Sydney Opera House, her all-Bach recital in London leading to an invitation to perform at Kensington Palace before His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. More recently her performance of the Goldberg Variations led to her being acclaimed as the “shining light” among the Bach pianists of the generation following Glenn Gould.

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Musical highlights
ABS aims to offer appealing concert programs with musicians from Australia and abroad. We endeavour to support talented young musicians performing works by J.S. Bach and other classical/sacred music. Enjoy a small selection of the many highlights over the years! Details of the clips shown here can be found here.

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You can put a smile on Bach's face (and yours!) and attend one the many events in this year's series. Secure your ticket(s) by booking online

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