Competition Rules

  1. The competition is open to violinists of any nationality under the age of 22. Junior competitors must be under 16 years of age and senior competitors under 22 years of age on 17 April 2016. Violinists aged 15 may also enter the Senior Section.
  2. Once a competitor has won 1st prize, he or she will not be eligible to enter the same section again.
  3. Entrants will be advised of their acceptance or otherwise by the end of November 2015. Upon being accepted, candidates must confirm their intention to participate by returning the participation contract by December 20th, 2015.
  4. The cost of travel to the competition will be borne by the candidate. Those in need can apply for a travel grant helping them to get to London. Accommodation with local host families and meals will be provided to all participants for the entire period of the competition regardless of whether the candidate advances or not. Please note that any alternative or additional accommodation and related expenses are the candidate’s responsibility.
  5. Accepted candidates are responsible to apply for travel visa to the UK where necessary and to hold sufficient travel, accident and health insurance for the duration of their stay.
  6. The jury is composed of 9 distinguished, international musicians and all decisions of the jury are final. The jury reserves the right to withhold any prize should the required standard not be achieved.
  7. Experienced piano accompanists are available to all competitors with one rehearsal for each stage. Competitors may bring their own piano accompanists at their own expense but must perform with the official chamber musicians in the compulsory chamber music pieces.
  8. All music must be played from memory and without repeats unless indicated otherwise.
  9. All competitors must agree to make themselves available to perform at the Gala Concert on 17 April 2016 and other events during the Menuhin Competition London 2016.
  10. The Competition reserves the right to record, film, web-stream or broadcast any part of the Competition events. Competitors and Laureates must grant the Competition the sole and exclusive right to use of these recordings. The Competition also reserves the right to share information about applicants and competitors with selected partner organisations.