Geneva 2018 In Summary
The most recent edition of the Menuhin Competition took place in Geneva from 12 – 22 April 2018. With the Competition itself at its heart, the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 was an 11 day festival of music, education and cultural exchange, from concerts to masterclasses, performances by the jury to educational events delivered by the competitors themselves.
The Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 achieved several particular milestones, among them the submission of 317 applications from young violinists representing 51 nationalities, an ever-increasing standard of performance from the competitors, a significantly more extensive outreach and special events programme than has previously been achieved, dramatic growth in media coverage, live-streaming and worldwide audience (with 675,000 live views of the streaming and 13.8 million replay views between 12th April – 22nd May 2018), a wider range of concerts for 2018 prizewinners than ever before and overwhelmingly positive feedback received from all angles.
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. The Geneva 2018 Competition starred a host of internationally acclaimed soloists and 44 of the most talented violin prodigies from around the world, and the Menuhin Competition sincerely thanks all of our partners, jurors, competitors, musicians, supporters, members of Le Cercle pour le Rayonnement du Concours Menuhin Genève 2018, host families, volunteers and everybody that contributed to making the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 such a success!
You can re-live the fantastic performances given by our competitors on our YouTube channel here.