Winners of the Menuhin Competition London 2016


From 7th to 17th April took place the renowned Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists. To celebrate the 100th anniversary of Yehudi Menuhin’s birthday, the competition returned to London for the first time since 2004, at the Royal Academy of music, and was under the patronage of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

44 of the best and more promising young violinists gathered from all around the world to try to convince an international jury composed by some former Menuhin prize winners, amongst them Julia Fischer and Ray Chen.

For the Junior section, the jury awarded the 1st Prize to the 12 years old Yesong Sophie Lee (USA), the 2nd Prize to the 13 years old Kevin Miura (USA/Japan) and the 3rd Prize to Johan Dalene, 15, from Sweden. Johan Dalene was also awarded the EMCY Prize "for exceptional Performance". The 4th Prize went to NaKyung Kang (South Korea) and the 5th to 15 years old German Anne Luisa Kramb.

For the Senior section, the 1st Prize went to Ziyu He (China), who was also awarded the Bach Prize as well as the Mozart Prize and the Composition Award. The 2nd Prize was awarded to South Korean SongHa Choi and the 3rd Prize to Yu–Ting Chen (Taiwan) who was also awarded the Bartók Prize. And as for the 4th Prize, it was awarded to Jeein Kim (South Korea).

More information about the laureates can be found here.

You can relive all the thrilling moments of the competition on the Menuhin Competition YouTube channel!

The next Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists will take place in Geneva (Switzerland) in April 2018.

Prize winners of the Senior section


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