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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Upcoming events
  • Bach Competition 2017

    Bach Competition 2017

    25 June 2017, 3pm
    Bach Competition with ABS Encouragement Award at Melbourne Recital Centre. FREE event, ticket required

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  • The Triumph of Telemann

    The Triumph of Telemann

    8 July 2017, 5pm
    at German Lutheran Trinity Church, East Melbourne. A program of German music preceding J.S. Bach presented by tenor Robert Macfarlane accompanied by various other musicians

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Featured artist

Pavel Kohout, world renowned organist

The Czech concert organist Pavel Kohout gained world recognition as a brilliant organ virtuoso for his exceptional sense of music, enormous technique and natural  interpretation. He performs across all of Europe, Russia, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. Pavel graduated from the Prague Conservatory and the Music Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague under the guidance of Jaroslav Tůma. Early on in his career, at the age of 24, he won the prestigious First Prize and the J. S. Bach Prize at one of the world's largest international organ competitions – Musashino, Tokyo (2000).

Early April Pavel delighted audiences with a performance of works by Dietrick Buxtehude, Johann Sebastian Bach (Brandenburg Concerto No. 3) and Czech composers Antonin Dvorak (From the New World) and Petr Eben on the historic organ of the German Church in East Melbourne.

Featured artists

Violinists Friedemann and Alexia Eichhorn, with Dindin Wang

One of Germany's most renowned violin teacher, Prof Friedemann Eichhorn (Hochschule fuer Musik Franz Liszt) made his Melbourne debut in early April at the Medley Hall, The University of Melbourne in Carlton. The program included works from Bach to Bartok and beyond and Friedemann was accompanied by his wife Alexia as well as the Inaugural Winner of the Australian Bach Society Encouragement Award 2016, ten year old Dindin Wang.

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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