Welcome to the
8th International Viola da gamba Competition Bach-Abel 2021
from 16.-23. May 2021
On our website you will find until May 2020 detailed information about the competition and registration.
9th International Viola da gamba Competition Bach-Abel
will be held
during 22nd-29th October 2023
in commemoration of the
300th birthday of Carl Friedrich Abel
The state of Saxony-Anhalt offers a tremendous variety of baroque musical history. Johann Sebastian Bach whom the prince employed as the conductor of the court orchestra graced Köthen, the former residential city of the prince that is situated in the centre of this state.
The International Viola da gamba Competition as well as the Köthen Bach Festival pay homage to Köthen’s golden age of court music.