Menuhin Competition 2021
The next Menuhin Competition will take place from 14 to 25 May 2021.
We’re pleased to announce that the Richmond 2021 Competition will go ahead as a virtual event! Our competitors and guest artists will participate remotely in a unique online event which includes performances by artists including the Richmond Symphony, Sphinx Virtuosi, Mark and Maggie O’Connor, Chloe Chua and Christian Li. Join us 14th – 23rd May 2021 for an exciting programme of events which includes recitals, masterclasses, panel discussions and engagement programmes for and with the Richmond community.Menuhin Competition Website
2021 will be the second time that the Menuhin Competition has taken place in the USA since its inception in 1983. Most recently the Competition was held in Geneva, Switzerland (2018) and London, UK (2016) in celebration of Menuhin’s centenary. Prior to this the Competition took place in Austin, TX, USA (2014), Beijing, China (2012) and Oslo, Norway (2010).
With the Competition itself at its heart, each edition of the Menuhin Competition presents an 11-day festival of music, education and cultural exchange. Jurors give performances during the event and competitors participate in masterclasses and consultations with the jury as well as peer to peer learning. The young musicians also become mentors themselves, working with our partners to deliver engagement opportunities in the local community.
Collaborative in its spirit, the focus is placed on participation and learning rather than winning the 1st Prize. Creating a stimulating environment in which talented young violinists may learn and grow has always been and will remain at the heart of the Menuhin Competition.
The international jury panel consists of Pamela Frank (Chair, USA), Joji Hattori (Vice Chair, Japan/Austria), Noah Bendix-Balgley (USA/Germany), Aaron Dworkin (USA), Ralph Kirshbaum (USA), Piers Lane (UK/Australia), Soyoung Yoon (South Korea/Switzerland) and Angelo Xiang Yu (China).