Christa Bach-Marschall Foundation

Christa Bach during the Prize Giving ceremony in 2014

The Bach Archive Leipzig has losed Christa Bach (4. Mai 1934 – 15. Mai 2018), an enthusiastic supporter of Bach’s heritage. It was her wish to help young musicians to fulfill their potential. The Christa Bach Marschall Foundation awards grants since the Bach Competition in 2006. We gratefully remember her support.

Prof. Dr. Peter Wollny
Director of the Bach Archive Leipzig

Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Robert D. Levin
President of the International J. S. Bach Competition Leipzig

Herbert Mühlenbrink
Director of the Friends of the Bach Archive Assocation

The benefractress, Christa Bach, wass especially interested in advancing young, industrious musicians from Eastern Europe who are financially in need. Therefore, the Christa Bach-Marschall Foundation awards a special price during the International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition: a stipend for young musicians to take part in a master class. The decision about the award is made by the jury of the competition.


Previous stipendiaries of the Christa Bach-Marschall Foundation during the Bach Competition


2018: Maurycy Raczyński / Poland / Harpsichord
2016: Liubov Nosova / Russia / Organ
2014: Toma Iliev / Bulgaria / Baroque violin
2012: Aram Yagubyan / Russia/USA / Violoncello
2010: Sergey Malov / Russia / Baroque violin
2008: Jolanta Kowalska / Poland / Voice
2006: Alena Tsehalko / Belarus / Piano

The following musicians were supported to take part in the Leipzig master class:



Amalia Violeta Goje / Romania / Organ

Milosz Drogowski / Poland / Violoncello

Ekaterina Hristova / Bulgaria/Russis / Violoncello



Inga Sarkane / Latvia / Piano

Boyan Kolarov / Bulgaria / Piano

Anna Kiselyova / Ukraine / Piano

Dragos Manza / Romania / Violin



Jolanta Kowalska / Poland / Voice



Iryna Kryvyk / Ukraine / Piano

Natalia Koval / Ukraine / Piano