Welcome To

1st IMA Annual
bach violin video competition

study bach, there you will find everything
~ Brahms

“Calling all violin virtuosos! Unleash your inner Bach with our Johann Sebastian Bach Violin Video Competition. Showcase your exceptional talent and interpretation of Bach’s timeless compositions. Compete for the chance to win a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place engraved medallion. Join us in celebrating the enduring legacy of
Johann Sebastian Bach
through the power of your violin performance.”

Students will prepare a Bach piece to be critiqued by judges. Competition will take place online, in the fall, during December, 2023

The competition is for violinists ages 5-18, in 4 categories:

Intermediate A
Intermediate B

Fees and Deadline

The application deadline is November 19th, 2023.
Video Submission Deadline is December 9, 2023 (Send YouTube Video Link to imastrings@gmail.com)
Applicants must pay the non-refundable fee of $35 FOR SOLOISTS

Bach Double Concerto

For the Bach Double Concerto, the fee is $40.


1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced January 15th, 2024. Every participant will receive a participation certificate.
1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will also receive engraved medals.

The names of the competition winners and their teachers will be announced on our IMA website. Letters of congratulations will be sent to the winners and their teachers. The decisions by the judges are final. Ties among contestants are allowed.

Contestants, parents, and teachers are prohibited from personal contact with the judges at any time.
The judges’ names will be announced one month prior to the competition.


Piano accompaniment is not mandatory but recommended. If you need a referral for a pianist, please let us know.

All solo pieces in each category must be performed by memory with all repeats.

Duets and the Bach Double Concerto do not need to be memorized.

Any publisher for advanced level music is allowed. Remember to send a .pdf (jpegs are not allowed) copy of your music in the attachment (this is for advanced level students only).

Beginning and intermediate level students do not need to submit their selections.

When submitting video link please include the name of the participant(s).

Video Recording

1. Make sure your video is shot in a horizontal/landscape position (holding your phone sideways). Entire body should be in the picture.

2. Your video must be uploaded to YouTube. Do not publish as a private video. You can publish as “unlisted” or “public”.

3. Please copy your YouTube channel link and email to imastrings@gmail.com



*Suzuki Book 1 - Minuet 1
*Suzuki Book 1 - Minuet 2
*Suzuki Book 1 - Minuet 3


*Suzuki Book 3 - Bouree
*Suzuki Book 3 - Gavotte in G minor
*Suzuki Book 3 - Minuet
*Suzuki Book 3 - Gavotte in D Major


*Suzuki Book 4 and 5 - Bach double in D minor for 2 violin players
*Suzuki Book 7 - Concerto No.1 - 1st Mov.
*Suzuki Book 7 - Concerto No.2 - 1st Mov.
*Suzuki Book 8 - Largo & Allegro


Partita No.2 in D minor Allemanda and Gigue
Partita No.2 in D minor Allemanda and Sarabanda
Partita No.3 in E Major - Preludio
Partita No.3 in E Major - Gavotte en Rondeau
Sonata No. 3 in C Major - Allegro Assai
Fuga from Sonata No.1 in G minor
Fuga from Sonata No.2 in A minor
Concerto No.1 Movements II and III
Concerto No.2 Movements II and III