The Menuhin Competition is now accepting applications for its next competition, which will take place in Geneva, Switzerland on April 12-22, 2018.
The competition is open to violinists younger than age 22 and has two age divisions: Junior and Senior. Junior candidates must be under 16 on April 22, 2018; and Senior candidates must under 22 on April 22, 2018. Those who are 15 on that date may enter in either category.
The application deadline is noon GMT on Oct. 31, 2017. An international pre-selection jury panel will select 22 Junior and 22 Senior competitors from those entries.
Click here to apply and find more information about the rules, application materials and 2018 repertoire.
The jury for the 2018 competition will include: Pamela Frank (Chair, USA); Joji Hattori (Vice Chair, Japan/Austria); Itamar Golan (Lithuania/Israel);
Ilya Gringolts (Russia/Switzerland); Henning Kraggerud (Norway); Lu Siqing (China); Josef Spacek (Czech Republic); Maxim Vengerov (Monaco) and Soyoung Yoon (South Korea). Jury members also will perform and give masterclasses to competitors.
Other events during the competition include concerts with London's Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Julian Rachlin; the Orchestre de la Suisse romande conducted by Marin Alsop; and the Orchestre de Chambre de Genève conducted by Joji Hattori.
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