General information

XXIInd International Johann Sebastian Bach Competition Leipzig 2020

Member of the World Federation of International Music Competitions Geneva


President // Prof. Dr. h. c. mult. Robert Levin
Competition Manager // Dr. Elisabeth Liebau
Managing Director Bach Archive // Franziska Grimm

Organizer // Bach Archive Leipzig, a German civil law foundation
In cooperation with // University of Music and Theatre »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig

Funded by
Leipzig City Council and Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media



The International Bach Competition is partially financed through public funds on the basis of the budget passed by the Saxon State Parliament.

We would like to thank all our supporters and sponsors
Sparkasse Leipzig
Association of the friends of Bach Archive
»Johann Sebastian Bach« Music School, Leipzig
Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig

Media partner
Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (Central German Broadcasting Corporation)

Competition address
Bach-Archiv Leipzig
Thomaskirchhof 15/16
04109 Leipzig
Tel.: +49-3 41-91 37-3 02
Fax: +49-3 41-91 37-3 05

Competition venues
Alte Börse, Naschmarkt
Baptisten Leipzig, Bernhard-Göring-Straße 18–20
Evangelisch Reformierte Kirche zu Leipzig, Tröndlinring 7
Hochschule für Musik und Theater »Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy« Leipzig, Grassistraße 8
Michaeliskirche Leipzig, Nordplatz 14
St. Georgenkirche Rötha, Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Platz
St. Marienkirche Rötha, Marienstraße
Thomaskirche zu Leipzig, Thomaskirchhof

Bed & Breakfast
Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH
Katharinenstraße 8, 04109 Leipzig

Hotel partners
Seaside Park Hotel Leipzig
Richard-Wagner-Straße 7, 04109 Leipzig
Please book with the code »Bach-Wettbewerb« before June 12, 2020.