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Menuhin Competition

Next competition:
12-22.04.2018
Next deadline: TBA
Categories for the next competition: Violin

City: London (UK)
Age range: 1-21 (2 age categories)
Structure: Pre-selection by video recording followed by three rounds
Cycle: every two years
Categories: Violin
Organiser: Menuhin Competition UK
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Website: www.menuhincompetition.org

Rules: The Competition is open to violinists of any nationality under the age of 22. Junior competitors must be under 16 years of age and senior competitors under 22 years of age on the 22 April 2018 (everybody born after 22 April 1996). Violinists aged 22 April 2018 may also enter the Senior Section. The Jury will be composed of internationally renowned musicians. All decisions of the Jury will be final. The Jury reserves the right to withhold any prize should the required standard not be achieved. Once a candidate has won 1st Prize, he or she will not be eligible to enter the same section again. All music must be played from memory and without repeats unless otherwise indicated. Laureates must agree to perform without a fee at the Gala Concert. All competitors must agree to perform without a fee at other events during the Competition. Additionally, the Competition reserves the right to broadcast, record, videotape and/or film any part of the Competition events. The Competition also reserves the right to share information about applicants and competitors with selected partner organisations.

The required repertoire, application information and details of the prizes will be released in April 2017.

Background: For its founder Yehudi Menuhin the key to success was his excellent music education as a child and his ongoing dialogue and collaboration with fellow musicians.

To enable young violinists from all over the world to have an equally enriching and stimulating environment, he founded:

• The Yehudi Menuhin School in England in 1963

• The Menuhin Music Academy for young virtuosi in Gstaad/Switzerland in 1977 – also the site of the annual summer festival

• The Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in Folkstone/Britain in 1983

Having been hosted in Folkstone (UK), Boulogne sur Mer (France), London (UK), Cardiff (Wales, UK), Oslo (Norway), Bejing (China), Austin, Texas (USA), and most recently again in London (UK) in 2016 to celebrate the centenary of Lord Menuhin’s birth, the Competition has always attracted some of the most promising young violinists from all over the globe and many of its prizewinners have embarked on successful international careers.

The competition has information about laureates, concerts and events also on Facebook and Twitter.

 


Last updated: 22.09.2016

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Junior group – under 17 years of age

1st prize – the Golden Violin – 7000 PLN

2nd prize – the Silver Violin – 5000 PLN

3rd prize – the Bronze Violin – 4000 PLN

4th prize – the Bronze Violin – 2000 PLN

5th prize – the Bronze Violin – 1000 PLN

Senior group – from 17 to 25 years of age

1st prize – the Golden Violin – 10000 PLN

2nd prize – the Silver Violin – 7000 PLN

3rd prize – the Bronze Violin – 4000 PLN

4th prize – the Bronze Violin – 3000 PLN

5th prize – the Bronze Violin – 2000 PLN

Apart from the prizes stipulated in the regulations, private persons and institutions may award other prizes.

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