2018 Menuhin Competition Names Four Senior Division Finalists

April 18, 2018, 11:37 AM · Jurors have named four Senior Division finalists Tuesday in the 2018 Menuhin Competition, which began April 12 in Geneva, Switzerland and will conclude April 22. The Senior Division Finalists are:

2018 Mehuhin Competition Senior Finalists
2018 Mehuhin Competition Senior Finalists. Image courtesy the Menuhin Competition.

The biennial Menuhin Competition, which was started in 1983 by violinist Yehudi Menuhin, is open to violinists younger than age 22 and has two age divisions: Junior (under age 16) and Senior (ages 16-21). Senior Finals will take place on Saturday, after which the laureates will be named. Junior Division Finals will take place on Friday. Here is a list of prizes that will be awarded.

This year's competition drew more than 300 applicants worldwide, with 44 violinists representing 17 nationalities chosen to participate in the live competition. This year's jury includes Pamela Frank (chair), Joji Hattori (vice chair), Itamar Golan, Ilya Gringolts, Henning Kraggerud, Lu Siqing, Maxim Vengerov, Soyoung Yoon and Josef Spacek.

BELOW: Here is the live stream from the Senior Division semi-finals:

Find other performances on the Menuhin Competition's Youtube Channel.

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