It has been announced today that 13 year old American/Japanese violinist, Kevin Miura is to receive the 18 months loan of a Golden Period Stradivari violin from the Jonathan Moulds Collection and the Beares International Violin Society – as ‘the 2016 Menuhin Competition candidate with the most outstanding potential’.
“For the 2016 and 2018 Menuhin Competitions, I am delighted to offer a new prize for outstanding potential on the violin,” London-based patron, Jonathan Moulds CBE has told The Violin Channel.
“Kevin will receive the loan of a very fine Golden Period Stradivari instrument from my private collection to use between the 2016 and 2018 competitions,” he has said.
13 year old 2016 Junior Menuhin Competition 2nd prize winner, Kevin Miura – with London-based arts patron, Jonathan Moulds
The special prize, administered by the Beares International Violin Society in London, was chosen by Menuhin Competition Artistic Director Gordon Back, the 2016 competition jury and the patron.
A student of Danelle Belen at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, Kevin was awarded 2nd prize in this year’s Junior Division – and will receive the instrument at a formal ceremony in London, in September.