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Program for Junior Bach Festival

Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 4 pm

Junior Bach Festival


all works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)

Invention in F major (S779)
Claire Shih, piano

Invention in A minor (S784)
Emma Ueng, piano

Adagio from Concerto in D minor (S974)
Jaylen Wei, piano

Prelude & Fugue in C-sharp major(S848)
Kenzo Mesa, piano

Adagio-Allegro from Sonata in E minor(S1034)
Ryan Wang, flute & Natalie Chen, piano

Allemande, Courante from French Suite in E-flat major (S815)
Liya Milman, piano

Allemande-Menuet II from French Suite in B minor (S814)
Invention in E major (S777)
Nathan Harah, piano

Andante-Allegro from Sonata in A minor(S1003)
Erin Tsui, violin

Prelude & Fugue in G major (S884)
Claire Zhang, piano


Allemande from Partita in A minor (S1013)
Anika Gandhi, flute

Adagio from Sonata in G minor (S1001)
Sydney Li-Jenkins, violin

Allegro-Andante-Presto from Italian Concerto (S971)
Dylan Pu, piano

Adagio-Allegro-Siciliano-Allegro assai from Sonata in E major (S1035)
Jocylin Braun, flute & Eva Yao, piano

Chaconne from Partita in D minor (S1004)
Ekaterina Kabenina, violin

About the musicians

The Junior Bach Festival is a well-respected Bay Area institution. (In 1965, the California State Assembly issued an official proclamation in the Festivals honor!) The Festival presents annually a concert series around the time of Bach’s birthday on March 21 in venues throughout the Bay Area. The Festival also promotes the appreciation and study of Bach’s music by offering an annual public Workshop; with the audience, Bach experts examine topics such as baroque style, ornamentation, or ensemble playing. In recent years, the Festival has collaborated with local music organizations to offer students an opportunity during the Workshop to try out a period keyboard, stringed instrument, or wind instrument like those from Bach’s time.

Throughout the years, many Junior Bach alumni have pursued musical careers both internationally and locally as soloists, chamber musicians, orchestral performers, opera or chorus singers, respected teachers, musicologists, music librarians, and arts managers. Additional information about the Junior Bach Festival may be found on the Organizations website,

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