Applications are now open for the 2018 Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition – to be held in Geneva, Switzerland from the 12th-22nd April, 2018.
Widely recognised as the world’s leading competition for violinists under the age of 22, previous 1st prize winners include VC Artists Ray Chen, Chad Hoopes, Angelo Xiang Yu, Stephen Waarts, Kevin Zhu, Rennosuke Fukuda, Kerson Leong and Yesong Sophie Lee.
“I am thrilled that the Menuhin Competition is coming to Geneva in 2018 …” competition chairman Gordon Back has told The Violin Channel.
“… As a dynamic city devoted to supporting creativity in the arts, I look forward to bringing together our jury, competitors and the public to make the most of Geneva’s world-class concert halls, and all the city has to offer,” he has said.
“The Menuhin Competition is truly unique in the world … the spirit is that of a festival, not a contest … and is ultimately a celebration of the violin …” 2018 Jury Chair Pamela Frank has said.
“… I am honoured to be part of such an extraordinary organisation, one that engenders humanity, artistry, and the sheer joy of violin playing … it reminds us all that the real winner is the music!” she has said.
VC YOUNG ARTIST YESONG SOPHIE LEE | 2016 MENUHIN COMPETITION | JUNIOR 1ST PRIZE | 12 YEARS OLD
The competition is open to violinists of any nationality born after 22nd April 1996.
Junior candidates must be under 16 years of age and Senior candidates under 22 years.
The 2018 jury will comprise: Jury Chair Pamela Frank, Vice Chair Joji Hattori, Itamar Golan, Ilya Gringolts, Henning Kraggerud, Lu Siqing, Maxim Vengerov, Soyoung Yoon and VC Artist Josef Spacek.
As the competition’s official 2018 international media partner, The Violin Channel will be providing exclusive rolling-coverage – live from all venues. You won’t miss a beat!
Applications to be received by Tuesday 31st October, 2017.
For application details, visit: www.menuhincompetition.org
PICTURED: 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 1st Prize Winner, VC Rising Star Yesong Sophie Lee from the United States