The Menuhin Competition is run by the Yehudi Menuhin Young Violinists International Competition Trust, a UK-based charity that deals with the ongoing day-to-day management of the competition and related activities and events.
The Menuhin Competition takes place every two years, and is organised as a collaboration between the Trust and a host organisation in the city or country in which the competition takes place.
Since its inception in 1983 it has taken place in Folkestone, England; Boulogne-sur-Mer, France; London, England; Cardiff, Wales; and Oslo, Norway. In 2012 it was for the first time held outside of Europe, in Beijing, China and in 2014 it will be be hosted by the Butler School of Music in Austin, Texas in the USA.
Founded by Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, the Menuhin Competition attracts some of the world’s best violinists under the age of 22. We are helping exceptionally talented young musicians from around the world to develop into artists of the highest calibre. Find out more about our jury, how to apply, our previous winners and our history.
The full diary of events for Austin will be published in September.
The Menuhin Competition has been invited by the Butler School of Music (BSOM) at The University of Texas at Austin to be held in the USA for the first time. 2014 also marks the Butler School of Music’s centennial.
The competition is now open for applications. Application deadline is 7 October 2013. Find out about our jury, how to apply and if you have any questions, look at our FAQs first.
Taking part in the Menuhin Competition is often the first experience of an international competition for our young contestants. Making this experience enjoyable and memorable is our mission. In memory of Yehudi Menuhin’s spirit every candidate is invited to stay throughout the entire competition, to make the most of the multitude of activities and performances made available to them and to forge friendships with fellow musicians.
The Menuhin Competition has an impressive track record of counting some of the world’s most gifted violinists among its participants and prize winners. Since 1983, many have gone on to major international careers, for example: Tasmin Little, Isabelle van Keulen, Nikolaj Znaider, Ilya Gringolts, Julia Fischer, Daishin Kashimoto, Feng Ning and more recently Ray Chen, Chad Hoopes, Callum Smart and Kerson Leong. More…
February 21, 2014 - March 2, 2014
October 7, 2013
Butler School of Music
2406 Robert Dedman Dr
Austin, Texas 78712