North Carolina Bach Festival 2017

March 3 - 11, 2017

Raleigh - Greensboro - Charlotte

The 38th Season!

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The Greatest Bach Manipulator!

Dr. John Salmon, piano


Nezhdanova-Placzek Duo

Elena Nezhdanova, Piano

Roman Placzek, cello



Adorning Bach

Selection of pieces from John Salmon's publications

Add On Bach, Jazz Up the Inventions, and Jazz Up the Sinfonias.



Sunday, March 5, 2017 at 4:00pm

Steinway Piano Gallery-Greensboro

Greensboro, NC


Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 5:00pm

Steinway Piano Gallery-Charlotte

Charlotte, NC





Yamaha International concert Artist!

William Wolfram, piano


Friday, March 3, 2017, 8:00pm

White Memorial Presbyterian Church Raleigh, NC


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)


Goldberg Variations, BWV 988

Performed on a specially delivered Yamaha CFX concert grand piano


Guest artist


The recepient of the NCBF Youth Concert Elfrida Halbig Memoriall Award 2017. The winner will be anounced at the end of the Youth Concert and their name will be included in the official NCBF 2017 program.


Two times grammy nominated Composer!

Jose Manuel Lezcano, guitar


Saturday, March 4, 2017, 8:00pm

White Memorial Presbyterian Church, Raleigh, NC


Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Chaconne in D minor, BWV 1004

Selection from Cello Suite no. 1, in G major, BWV 1007

Contrapunctus  XIII

Alonso Mudarra (1510 – 1580)

Harp Fantasy

Fernando Sor (1778 – 1839)

Fantaisie in D

Giovanni Battista Gervasio (c.1725-c.1785)

Sonata in G major (Gimo 145

Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)

Sonata in E minor RV 40, for cello & guitar


Click on the picture or the artist's name to access their websites.


Guest Artists

Dr. Roman Placzek, Artistic Director of The North Carolina Bach Festival, member of Nezhdanova-Placzek Duo, published composer, and internationally recognized performing artist.

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