Solo Bach Competition

Thursday, March 30 at 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Newman Recital Hall (AHF)
3616 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Students from Thornton’s Strings department perform complete sonatas, partitas and suites by Johann Sebastian Bach before a panel of distinguished guest adjudicators.

This annual event features finalists Javier Iglesias-Martin, Benjamin Lash, Dongfang Ouyang, and Ji Young Park and three celebrated guest adjudicators including Martin Beaver, Lynn Harrell, and Roland Kato.

Violinist Dongfang Ouyang will perform Sonata No. 2 in A minor, cellist Javier Iglesias-Martin will perform the Cello Suite in D minor, violinist Ji Young Park will perform the Partita No. 3 in E major, and cellist Benjamin Lash will perform the Cello Suite No. 5 in C minor.

Martin Beaver, a professor of violin at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, was the first violinist of the celebrated Tokyo String Quartet. Cellist Lynn Harrell, an internationally-renowned musician and educator, has won numerous awards, including the first Avery Fisher Award. Acclaimed violist Roland Kato was a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from 1976 until his retirement in 2016.

Event Type

Music, Arts


University Park Campus


strings, classicalperformance


Free and open to the public. Seating is first-come, first-served, and RSVPs are not available.


Thornton School of Music

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