44 competitors announced for the Menuhin competition London 2016

21.01.2016

EMCY's prestigious member, the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violonists has announced the 44 competitors selected for the 2016 edition! This year edition will take place from 7-17 April.

Amongst these 44 promising talents is an astounding number of 36 girls: only 1 boy was selected in the Senior category, and only 7 boys will compete against 15 girls in the Junior section competition.

See here a video which presents the competitors.

This new edition is a very promising and special one, as it is the centenary of its founder, Yehudi Menuhin. It won’t be an exceptional edition solely for this reason. As Artistic Director Gordon Back announced: “London will be the capital of the violin world in April with a festival of excellence for all to enjoy, celebrating all things Menuhin. The applications for London 2016 broke the Competition’s own record and the overall standard was the highest ever. I know Menuhin would have been proud to see and hear these 44 prodigies, as they step out onto the world stage in his centenary year.”

You can find more information about the competitors here and more information about the Menuhin Competition here.

EMCY wishes good luck to all of the competitors!

 

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