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The Connecticut Bach Festival 2018


The Connecticut Bach Festival 2017

University of Connecticut, Department of Music
Sunday, November 5, 2017

Dr. Angelina Gadeliya, Artistic Director

Festival Coordinators:
Elaine Silbereis, Laura Richling, Victoria Reeve

2017 CBF Guest Artist:
Arthur Haas
, faculty at The Juilliard School, Mannes College of Music, Yale School of Music, and Stony Brook University.

The CBF is a piano competition whose purpose is to encourage the study, teaching and performance of the immense Clavier repertoire composed by J. S. Bach.

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017, 11:00 am to 6:00 pm

University of Connecticut at Storrs
School of Fine Arts, Music Building
1295 Storrs Rd.
Storrs, CT 06269

Deadline to Enter:  Postmarked by October 7, 2017
Divisions and Eligibility:

Open to students studying with a teacher in Connecticut

  • Elementary Division (Grades K to 3)
  • Junior Division (Grades 4 to 8)
  • Youth Division (Grades 9 to12)
  • Collegiate Division (Undergraduate & Graduate)
Application Guidelines
  • The Bach Festival committee reserves the right to limit the number of participants for each division.  Early submission of applications is encouraged.
  • All participants must submit a fully completed application form.
  • The application deadline is October 7 (postmarked).  Applications received after this stipulated deadline will not be accepted.
  • A non-refundable application fee of $35 must be included with the application form.
  • Make checks payable to:  The Connecticut Bach Festival

Mail the completed application form, and application fee check to:

Elaine Silbereis, CBF Coordinator
338 Ridgewood Road, West Hartford, CT 06107

Rules and Regulations
  • Open to students studying with a teacher in Connecticut.
  • The CBF is an all-day event (11:00 to 6:00). Plan accordingly.
  • Every student will receive comment sheets from a three-judge panel.
  • All repertoire must be from the provided list of works for Clavier by J.S. Bach.
  • Transcriptions are not accepted, unless by J.S. Bach himself.
  • Repertoire from the Anna Magdalena Notebook, and Miscellaneous Works list is acceptable in the Elementary Division (K to Grade 3) only. More than one work from these collections may be performed. Consult the repertoire list provided below.
  • Multiple pieces may be performed in all divisions, but they must be from the same work or collection as categorized in the provided list of Clavier Works by J.S. Bach. For example: French Suite in E flat: Allemande, Sarabande, Gigue; Two Part Inventions in C Major and A Minor, etc.
  • All pieces must be identified with an Anhang No. or a BWV No. on the application form.
  • Time limits:
    Elementary Division/Grades K to 3  (5 minutes)
    Junior Division/Grades 4 to 8  (8 minutes)
    Youth Division/Grades 9 to12  (8 minutes)
    Collegiate Division  (12 minutes)
  • Performances will not be stopped.
  • Repeats are encouraged but are left to the discretion of the performer, considering musical reasons such as ornamentation.
  • All repertoire must be performed by memory.
  • Performers must supply the judges with one original score. Measure numbers should be clearly marked.  Photocopied music is not acceptable.
  • Participants may not reveal their name, or their teacher’s name to the judges.
  • Judges’ decisions are final.
  • Appropriate recital dress is expected, both for the Preliminary Round and the Final Round.
The Preliminary Round and Final Round
  • In the Preliminary Round (11:30 to 1:30), up to 50% of the competitors will be chosen by the judges to perform in the Final Round at 5:00 pm.
  • The Final Round competitors will perform in a recital setting at 5:00. The judges will identify a 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winner in each division. Honorable Mentions will be chosen at the discretion of the judges. The Final Round winners will be announced at the conclusion of the recital, and all awards will be presented.
  • The Preliminary and Final Rounds are open to the public. All are invited to attend.
The Awards
  • Cash awards (TBD) will be presented.
  • All festival participants will receive the Connecticut Bach Festival medal with the mongogram of J. S. Bach.
  • To receive their medals and awards, all CBF participants must be present at the awards ceremony concluding the Final Round Recital.
List of works for Clavier by Johann Sebastian Bach

Elementary Level:

Anna Magdalena Bach Notebook Pieces (Elementary Division only)
Minutes from BWV 822,
Three Menuets from W. F. Bach Notebook, BWV 841, 842, 843
Bourree from Suite in E Minor, BWV 996
Minuet in F major, BWV Anh. 113
Minuet in G major, BWV Anh. 116
Polonaise in F major, BWV Anh. 117a
Polonaise in F major, BWV Anh. 117b
Minuet in B-flat major, BWV Anh. 118
Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 119
Minuet in A minor, BWV Anh. 120
Minuet in C minor, BWV Anh. 121
March in D major, BWV Anh. 122
Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 123
March in G major, BWV Anh. 124
Polonaise in G minor, BWV Anh. 125
Musette in D major, BWV Anh. 126
March in E-flat major, BWV Anh. 127
Polonaise in D minor, BWV Anh. 128
Misc. Eligible Works (Elementary Division only)
Junior/Youth/Collegiate Divisions:

Suite in G Minor, BWV 822
Three Menuets from W. F. Bach Notebook, BWV 841, 842, 843
Bourree from Suite in E Minor, BWV 996
Little Preludes and Fugues
Two-part Inventions
Three-part Inventions
French Suites and Misc. Suites
English Suites
French Overture
Well Tempered Clavier Bk. I
Well Tempered Clavier Bk. II
Toccatas (These can be separated into sections)
Italian Concerto
Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue
Fantasies & Fantasies and Fugues
Aria Variata in Italian Style (a mini Goldberg)
Goldberg Variations
Misc. Fugues

Thank you for your participation!

Angelina Gadeliya, CBF Artistic Director

CBF Coordinators:

Vicky Reeve,

Laura Richling,

Elaine Silbereis,