Applications are now open for the 2020 Menuhin Competition – to be held in Richmond, United States from the 14th to the 24th of May, 2020.
Widely recognised as the world’s leading competition for violinists under the age of 22, previous 1st prize winners include VC Artists Ray Chen, Angelo Xiang Yu, Stephen Waarts, Kevin Zhu, Rennosuke Fukuda, Ziyu He, Kerson Leong, Diana Adamyan, Yesong Sophie Lee, Christian Li and Chloe Chau.
The 2020 jury will comprise: violinist Pamela Frank (Chair), violinist and conductor Joji Hattori (Vice-Chair), violinist and entrepreneur Aaron Dworkin, violinists Ning Feng and Soyoung Yoon, cellist Ralph Kirshbaum, pianist Anton Nel – and VC Artists Ray Chen and Noah Bendix-Balgley.
“We are thrilled and honoured that Richmond is hosting the 2020 Menuhin Competition …” Competition Chairman Gordon Back has told The Violin Channel.
“It will be a brilliant and innovative collaboration and promises to be an event of the highest artistic excellence … we look forward to receiving applications from young violinists across the globe,” he has said.
“What I love most about the Menuhin Competition, is its incredibly positive attitude towards not only celebrating music, but welcoming and supporting a new generation of talent …” VC Artist and 2020 jury member, Ray Chen has said.
“I am honored to be a part of this amazing organization, and most importantly, I can’t wait to hear and meet all of the participants!” he has said.
VC YOUNG ARTIST DIANA ADAMYAN | BRUCH VIOLIN CONCERTO NO. 1 IN G MINOR | JULIAN RACHLIN & ROYAL PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA | 2018 MENUHIN COMPETITION | SENIOR 1ST PRIZE
The competition is open to violinists of any nationality born after 24th May, 1998.
Junior candidates must be under 16 years of age – and Senior candidates under 22 years.
As the competition’s official 2020 international media and broadcast partner, The Violin Channel will be providing rolling-coverage – live from all venues. You won’t miss a beat!
Applications to be received by 31st October, 2019.
For application details, visit: www.menuhincompetition.org