Previous Competitions

Founded by Yehudi Menuhin in 1983 the Menuhin Competition is the leading international Competition for young violinists. Nicknamed “The Olympics of the Violin” the Competition attracts hundreds of entries from over 40 countries, choosing only 44 of the world’s very best young violinists to participate.

Held every two years in a different world city the Competition discovers, encourages and nurtures exceptionally talented young musicians from all corners of the globe under the age of 22 years to develop into the next generation of great artists. 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.

Re-live the previous editions of the Competition and read feedback from our competitors over the years by clicking the links below.

To find out more about the next Menuhin Competition, which will take place in Geneva from 12-22 April 2018, click here.

London Eye
London 2016 In Summary
Oslo 2010 in Summary
Winners 2014_The First Prize Winners_cavazos-1990-270
Austin 2014 In Summary
Cardiff 2008 in Summary
Beijing 2012 in Summary
Competitor Feedback