Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries Supports Menuhin Competition
June 15, 2007
The University of Glamorgan’s Cardiff School of Creative & Cultural Industries and its partner the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, is delighted to announce that it is to host and sponsor the biennial Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists in April 2008.
The world’s leading international competition for violinists under the age of 22 will be celebrating its 25th anniversary this year in Cardiff.
The competition attracts some of the most promising talent in violin playing from all over the world who will compete in two competitions: the Senior Section for competitors aged 16 to 21, with prize money of £5,000 and the Junior Section for competitors 15 and under, with prize money of £3,500.
Forty of the world’s leading young violinists will present a varied and exciting repertoire to the audience and all star jury.
Previous prize-winners are some of today’s most gifted violinists, they include: Lara St John, Julia Fischer, Nikolaj Znaider, Corina Belcea, Ilya Gringolts, Tasmin Little, Isabelle van Keulen and Daishin Kashimoto.
The competition is adjudicated by internationally renowned performers and esteemed violin professors.
The Menuhin competition is unique as it is the only violin competition which also asks its jury members to perform a concert and give public master classes.
Each Menuhin Competition comes with an exciting and entertaining programme of events, from violin concerts with star violinists and orchestras to chamber music and offers an outreach programme of school and community activities including master classes and exhibitions.
The Opening concert will be on Friday 11th April at St David’s Hall and will feature Maxim Vengerov, Jennifer Pike and Hrachua Avanesyan – the 2006 competition winner.
The competition rounds will be held between Saturday 12th April and Wednesday 16th April.
A gala concert at the Wales Millennium Centre on Sunday 20th April will close the competition and will feature Nikolaj Snaider and Rebecca Evans with the 2008 competition winners and the Welsh National Orchestra.
It promises to be a truly thrilling event; why not be amongst the first to receive concert, booking information and special offers by email by visiting the official competition website on
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