Entries open for Menuhin Competition 2016
Menuhin Competition London 2016
Entries are open for the 2016 Menuhin Competition, which will take place in London next year.
The 2016 competition will mark the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin. To celebrate, the competition is themed around works closely connected with the violinist, from Bartók’s solo sonata written for Menuhin in 1944 to works by his mentor and teacher George Enescu.
Winners will appear at several major international classical music festivals (including three performances in the Homage to Menuhin festival at the Berlin Konzerthaus). The senior 1st prize winner will receive a one-year loan of a golden period Stradivarius.
The jury includes Pamela Frank, Julia Fischer, Ray Chen, Tasmin Little and Jeremy Menuhin, son of Yehudi Menuhin.
Artistic director Gordon Back said: ‘Five of this year’s nine jurors are former Menuhin Prize winners and internationally acclaimed performers; they are testament to the difference this competition can make to a young musician’s life.’
The competition will take place between 7-17 April 2016, hosted by the Royal Academy of Music. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2015.