The biennial Menuhin Competition comes to London in 2016, in partnership with Classic FM. And today, on what would have been the great violinist Yehudi Menuhin’s 99th birthday, the organisers have opened next year’s competition for entries.
The Menuhin Competition in partnership with Classic FM returns to London for the second time in its history and will be hosted at the Royal Academy of Music 7-17 April 2016.
London’s mayor, Boris Johnson said: “It’s wonderful that the prestigious Menuhin Competition is coming back to London in 2016, the centenary year of the great maestro. This exciting showcase of some of the best violinists from across the globe will be a feast for music fans.”
The competition is open to players under the age of 22 (born after 17 April 1994) and prizes include performances at major venues as well as cash prizes. The Senior First Prize winner will receive a 1-year loan of a Stradivarius violin made during the luthier’s “golden period”. The Junior First Prize winner will be given a 1-year loan of an old Italian violin.
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