Chloe Chua at AFA
Christian Li performing at Cheltenham Music Festival
Christian Li rehearsing with Gordon Back
Clara Shen performing at the Bode Museum Berlin

Prizewinner Development Opportunities

The Menuhin Competition Trust aims to discover, nurture, challenge and inspire the next generation of great artists. Following the Competition, we do our best to support our prizewinners as they develop and grow. We feel that in addition to prizes in the form of funds and instrumental loans it is very important for us to facilitate performance and development opportunities for our prizewinners to support them as they begin to establish their careers.

Thanks to generous donations that we have received specifically to assist us in our efforts to expand the prizewinner development opportunities that we are able to offer, the Menuhin Competition Trust has facilitated the wide variety of opportunities listed below. If you would be willing to support us in this endeavour, donations can be made to the Menuhin Competition Trust here or to the American Friends of the Menuhin Competition here, and you can contact us to specify that your donation is intended for this specific purpose.

To see a photo gallery of a variety of our prizewinners’ activities please visit our Flickr page.

Menuhin Competition prizewinners at Kronberg Academy
Guido Sant’Anna in concert at the Embassy of Brazil, UK
Christian Li at Classic FM
Clara Shen in concert at the Bode Museum, Berlin
Christian Li on tour with teacher Dr. Robin Wilson
Chloe Chua at Atlanta Festival Academy
Guido Sant’Anna in recital with Joji Hattori
Chloe Chua at Atlanta Festival Academy
Christian Li in concert at Harrogate International Festival

2019

Senior prizewinners and competitors:

  • Recital at the Gstaad New Year Music Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland
  • Performance of the Brahms Double Concerto for violin and cello at Cadogan Hall in London, UK
  • Performance at an event hosted by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Lancaster House in London, UK
  • Two concerts with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Alpesh Chauhan, one at Cadogan Hall in London and one at The Hexagon in Reading, UK
  • Three Senior prizewinners participated in the Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses in Kronberg, Germany
  • Attended the Seiji Ozawa Chamber Music Academy in Rolle, Switzerland, and the Seiji Ozawa Festival in Matsumoto, Japan
  • Participation at the Astona International Festival in Astona, Switzerland
  • Attendance and performance at the Harpa International Music Academy in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Two performances with the Mihail Jora Philharmonic Orchestra in Bucharest and Bacau as well as a recital in Cluj-Napoca during the George Enescu Festival, Romania

Junior prizewinners and competitors:

  • Performance with the Cameristi della Scala at Crans Montana Classics in Crans-sur-Sierre, Switzerland
  • Performance with Marin Alsop and the Taki Concordia Orchestra at the Opening Ceremony of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland (live-streamed, please see below)
  • Performance at an event held at the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany
  • Performance with the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra in Richmond, VA, USA (live-streamed) and performance as part of the announcement of the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 events programme (broadcast live on WCVE radio and live-streamed)
  • One Junior prizewinner participated in the Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses in Kronberg, Germany
  • Loan of a fine Iorio violin and a J&A Beare bow to a Junior prizewinner
  • Recital at the Brazilian Embassy in London, UK
  • Recital in Lauenen, Switzerland
  • Performances across the UK, at Wellington College in Crowthorne, the Gower Festival in Swansea, Harrogate International Festivals and Cheltenham Music Festival
  • Participation at Valdres Festival, Norway
  • Attendance and performance at the Atlanta Festival Academy in Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Recital at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and participation in the Festival’s String Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland
  • Performance at the Rheingau Music Festival in Rheingau, Germany

Clara Shen, a Geneva 2018 Junior prizewinner, performing at the World Economic Forum, conducted by Marin Alsop.

Chloe Chua performing in Dubai with Gordon Back
Tianyou Ma in concert at Music for Youth Proms
Chloe Chua performing with Gordon Back in Dubai

2018

Senior prizewinners and competitors:

  • Recital in the Chapel at Brasenose College in Oxford, UK
  • Recital at the Gower Festival in Wales, UK
  • Attendance and performance at the Harpa International Music Academy in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Recital and Q&A at the Music for Youth Proms in the Royal Albert Hall’s Elgar Room in London, UK

Junior prizewinners and competitors:

  • Performance by two Junior prizewinners at the Official Ceremony for the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust at the Assembly Hall, Palais des Nations at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Performance at an event held at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany
  • Performances in Riyadh and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
  • Participation at the Morningside Music Bridge programme in Warsaw, Poland
  • Performance at an event held at the Reform Club in London, UK
SongHa Choi at Kronberg Academy
WFP Dinner, Hunger Hero Award Ceremony
SongHa Choi and Yesong Sophie Lee on their way to Gstaad Menuhin Festival & Academy

2017

Senior prizewinners and competitors:

  • Performance at an event during the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland
  • Performance at an event held at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany alongside a Junior prizewinner
  • One Senior prizewinner participated in the Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses in Kronberg, Germany
  • Recital at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland

Junior prizewinners and competitors:

  • Performance at an event held at the US Embassy in Berlin, Germany alongside a Senior prizewinner
  • Three Junior prizewinners participated in the Kronberg Academy Violin Masterclasses in Kronberg, Germany
  • Attendance and performance at the Harpa International Music Academy in Reykjavik, Iceland
  • Performance at a World Economic Forum event held in Gstaad, Switzerland
  • Recital at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival and participation in the Festival’s String Academy in Gstaad, Switzerland
  • Performance at an event held at Théâtre les Salons in Geneva, Switzerland
  • Performance at an event held at the Reform Club in London, UK
  • Performance with the Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra in Nuremberg, Germany
Ziyu He in concert with Nicky Eimer
Orpheus Sinfonia - Credit Laurence Harvey menuhin competition
Johan Dalene in concert with Gordon Back

2016 (following the Competition in April 2016)

Senior prizewinners and competitors:

  • Performance with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany alongside two Junior prizewinners
  • Recitals at Harrogate International Festivals and Petworth Festival, UK
  • Performance with the Festival Orchestra at the Gstaad Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland
  • Performance with the Balearic Symphony Orchestra in Palma de Mallorca, Spain
  • Performance at an event held at the Reform Club in London, UK

Junior prizewinners and competitors:

  • Performance with the Konzerthausorchester Berlin in the Konzerthaus Berlin, Germany alongside a Senior prizewinner
  • Recitals across the UK, at the Gower Festival in Swansea, Harrogate International Festivals, Oundle Festival and Cheltenham Music Festival
  • Performance at the Mecklenburg Vorpommern Festival in Germany
  • Performance with the Menuhin School Orchestra at Kings Place in London, UK, and live interview and performance on BBC Radio 3 In Tune in association with the concert