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Mathilde Milwidsky

21, UK

Described as ‘an exceptional talent’ by Maxim Vengerov, Mathilde Milwidsky has performed as a soloist across Europe, and in the UK at venues such as Royal Festival Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and live on BBC Radio 3 for the 2015 BBC Proms. She has collaborated with musicians such as Avi Avital, Huw Watkins and members of the Florestan Trio. Awarded First Prize at the Madeira International Violin Competition in 2011, Mathilde was a finalist in the 2015 Young British Soloist Competition and the Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious Patron’s Award. She currently studies on a full scholarship with Professor György Pauk at the Royal Academy of Music.

“I am so excited to be participating in the Menuhin Competition this year. I remember sitting in the audience at the age of ten with my mum when it was last held in London in 2004, and I feel proud to be taking part this year in my home country! I’m really looking forward to meeting fantastic young violinists from across the world and performing on an international platform in front of some incredible artists and pedagogues. Menuhin has left behind a wonderful legacy of support for young musicians and this is exemplified in the Competition – I feel so grateful for this opportunity.” (Mathilde Milwidsky)