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Updates from our Geneva 2018 prizewinners, who are enjoying the opportunities awarded to them as part of their prizes!

It’s been a busy summer so far for our Geneva 2018 prizewinners, who have been enjoying the opportunities awarded to them as part of their prizes.

Winner of the Senior 1st Prize, Diana Adamyan, recently performed with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in two Russian-themed concerts conducted by Alpesh Chauhan. She then travelled to Switzerland to participate in the prestigious Seiji Ozawa International Academy. Each year, only 25 young musicians are selected to participate and work with Nobuko Imai, Pamela Frank and Sadao Harada – each of whom is a world-renowned pedagogue and performer – and this year some of the participants, including Diana, will then visit Japan to give performances.

Prizewinners Tianyou Ma, Otto Antikainen, HyunJae Lim and Clara Shen participated in Kronberg Academy, enjoying masterclasses and performances with some of the world’s best performers and teachers. See pictures of these fantastic young artists on our Flickr page here.

Junior prizewinner, Guido Sant’Anna, has received the loan of an 1833 Iorio violin from the Menuhin Competition Trust with the support of the Caris Foundation. Guido visited London to collect the instrument and performed a recital with the Competition’s Artistic Director, Gordon Back, at the Brazilian Embassy in London and then went onto Switzerland to perform with Joji Hattori at a World Economic Forum event in Lauenen, Switzerland. For images and video clips, check out our Flickr page.

Joint winner of the Junior 1st Prize, Christian Li, has recently completed a debut tour of the UK and a week at Valdres Sommersymphoni. We were delighted to have Christian perform at a number of notable music festivals across England and Wales, accompanied by our Artistic Director, Gordon Back. For images and video clips, check out our Instagram page.

Highlights still to come this Summer for Menuhin Competition alumni include participation in Astona International and the Gstaad Menuhin Festival Strings Academy, as well as performances at the Atlanta Festival Academy in the USA, Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Switzerland, Rheingau Festival in Germany and Harpa International Music Academy in Iceland.

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. This is not limited to the Competition period and the Menuhin Competition Trust strives to provide prizewinners with a variety of performance opportunities to develop their musical careers. To see more of what these incredible young artists are capable of, look on our YouTube channel for videos of every round of the Geneva 2018 Competition.

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