The Menuhin Competition is the world's most prestigious competition for exceptionally talented young violinists under the age ot 22. To celebrate the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin's birth, the Competition will return to London for the first time since 2004.
The world-class young musicians, selected from over 45 countries, will be coming to London for the 11-day competition festival. Previous prize winners include: Ray Chen, Julia Fischer, Tasmin Little, Nikolaj Znaider, Ilya Gringolts and Corina Belcea.
The centenary event will take place in partnership with some of the UK’s leading music organisations: hosted by the Royal Academy of Music and in partnership with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Southbank Centre, the Yehudi Menuhin School and the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and Live Music Now.
Yehudi Menuhin lived much of his life in Britain, holding British citizenship and receiving a peerage as Baron Menuhin of Stoke d'Abernon in 1993. One of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, Menuhin left an amazing legacy particularly in the field of music education. To honour and celebrate his life and legacy, the Menuhin Competition Trust 2016 will stage a 11-day festival of events and concerts in London 2016.
The Menuhin Competition London 2016 and the Menuhin Centenary Celebrations will be held from 7 - 17 April 2016. Visit www.menuhincompetition.org for more information.