The Menuhin Competition is the world's most prestigious competition for young violinists, with juniors under 16 and seniors up to the age of 21 competing.
The year 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of Menuhin's birth, one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, and will include an array of activities to celebrate his life.
Taking place over 10 days, the programme for this biennial event includes formal competitions, recitals and much more. Join the all-star jury in their search for the next generation of great artists when 44 of the world’s best young violinists under the age of 22 take to the stage; each performing a 30-minute recital of works for solo violin and violin and piano. The repertoire covers three centuries ranging from Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Wieniawski, Grieg and Enescu to world premiere performances of the especially commissioned work by Roxanna Panufnik.
From 8-11 April 2016, the first competition rounds will be free to attend at the Royal Academy of Music, Duke’s Hall. For more information visit
The competition is hosted in a different country every two years so don't miss this rare opportunity to watch it in London!