We are thrilled to announce the appointment of nationally known conductor, composer and keyboardist Julian Wachner as Artistic Director of the Grand Rapids Bach Festival. The Artistic Director's position is sponsored by the Studio C - Loeks Family Chair.


Julian Wachner is Director of Music and the Arts at New York City’s famous Trinity Church Wall Street, a composer with more than 60 works to his credit, and a Grammy-nominated recording artist. Though he writes new music, Wachner is steeped in the music of the composer widely regarded as the greatest in this history of Western Classical Music.

“Bach has been a lifelong fascination and passion of mine,” said Wachner, who grew up in a musical family. “I started playing Bach before I could speak.”