Menuhin Competition

Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021

The World’s Leading International Competition For Young Violinists
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Welcome

Menuhin logoCongratulations to Keila Wakao (15, Japan / USA) - winner of the Junior Finals - and María Dueñas (18, Spain) - winner of the Senior Finals!

Re-watch all the outstanding performances from the Junior and Senior Finals.

The Gala Presentation brings the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021 to a rousing conclusion, featuring performances by the Richmond Symphony, the Junior and Senior winners, juror Angelo Xiang Yu, and other guest artists from the 10-day virtual Menuhin Competition. Join us as we celebrate Richmond 2021!

May 23 | The Gala Presentation

The performance will begin at 5:00 p.m. Please refresh the page at that time to view the live stream.


Senior Finals

Performers: Karisa Chiu, 21, USA | María Dueñas, 18, Spain | Simon Zhu, 20, Germany | Hana Chang, 18, Singapore / Japan / USA

 

Junior Finals

Performers: Boha Moon, 14, Korea | Hannah Wan Ching Tam, 15, China | Edward Walton, 15, Australia / UK | Keila Wakao, 15, Japan / USA | Kento Hong, 14, USA / Japan / Taiwan

 

Guest Artist Concerts

Performances: Regina Carter Quartet Concert | Geneva 1st Prizewinners Concert | Mark & Maggie O'Connor Concert | Sphinx Virtuosi Showcase


Masterclasses

Masterclass Block 1 - Angelo Xiang Yu, Alf Richard Kraggerud and Pamela Frank & Howard Nelson

Masterclass Block 2 - Angelo Xiang Yu and Pamela Frank & Howard Nelson

Masterclass Block 3 - Angelo Xiang Yu and Alf Richard Kraggerud


Senior Semi-Finals

Performers: Karisa Chiu, 21, USA | Emily Shehi, 22, USA | Bohdan Luts, 16, Ukraine María | Dueñas, 18, Spain | Serin Park, 17, Korea / USA | Eric Chen, 20, Taiwan / USA | Simon Zhu, 20, Germany | Emma Meinrenken, 21, Canada | Hana Chang, 18, Singapore / Japan / USA


Junior Semi-Finals

Performers: Boha Moon, 14, Korea | Hannah Wan Ching Tam, 15, China | Corina Deng, 13, Canada  | Edward Walton, 15, Australia / UK | Jinan Laurentia Woo, 13, Korea | Seohyun Kim, 12, Korea | Raphael Nussbaumer, 15, Switzerland | Fiona Khuong-Huu, 14, Japan / France / USA | Keila Wakao, 15, Japan / USA | Kento Hong, 14, USA / Japan / Taiwan


Day 2: Senior First Rounds

Performers: Hannah Song, 21, USA | Dayoon You, 19, Korea | Serin Park, 17, Korea / USA | Eric Chen, 20, Taiwan / USA | Simon Zhu, 20, Germany | Molin Han, 20, China | Hiroki Kasai, 21, Japan / UK | Emma Meinrenken, 21, Canada | Hana Chang, 18, Singapore / Japan / USA | Matthew Hakkarainen, 20, USA


Day 1: Senior First Rounds

Performers: Claire Wells, 20, USA | Karisa Chiu, 21, USA | Vikram Francesco Sedona, 20, Italy | Joseph Hsia, 20, USA | Emily Shehi, 22, USA | Zachary Brandon, 22, USA | Bohdan Luts, 16, Ukraine | María Dueñas, 18, Spain | Maya Anjali Buchanan, 21, USA | Tianyu Liu, 22, China | Maria Cherkassova, 21, Russia


Day 2: Junior First Rounds

Performers: Emrik Revermann, 13, Canada / Germany | Edward Walton, 15, Australia / UK | Sooeon Kim, 13, Korea | Jinan Laurentia Woo, 13, Korea | Seohyun Kim, 12, Korea | Raphael Nussbaumer, 15, Switzerland | Fiona Khuong-Huu, 14, Japan / France / USA | Keila Wakao, 15, Japan / USA | Natsuho Murata, 13, Japan | Mei Kaneko, 15, Japan | Kento Hong, 14, USA / Japan / Taiwan


Day 1: Junior First Rounds

Performers: Yixuan Jiang, 16, China | Na Hyun Kyun, 16, Korea / USA | Boha Moon, 14, Korea | Seohyeon Park, 15, Korea | Seohyeon Park, 15, Korea | Hannah Wan Ching Tam, 15, China | Hankyoung Chang, 13, Korea | Guido Sant'Anna, 15, Brazil | Dawid Kasprzak, 15, Poland | Shannon Ma, 15, USA | Corina Deng, 13, Canada | Kayleigh Kim, 16, USA


What is the Menuhin Competition?

Founded by Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, the Menuhin Competition is the world's leading international competition for young violinists. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s competition, hosted in Richmond, Virginia, will be entirely virtual.

Young violinists selected from around the world to participate will perform via video recital for the jury and for a global audience. The repertoire covers three centuries including works by Bach, Kreisler, Mozart, Paganini, Rode, Schubert and Telemann as well as each Senior competitor’s choice of a recently composed work for solo violin.

Competition Details


"Making Menuhin" Podcast

Showcasing the talented youth participating in the Menuhin Competition, an international event known as the “Olympics of the violin.” Hear select performances and personal stories of young violinists from around the world: how they got started, the teachers who inspired them, the sacrifices they’ve made and what they express through their music.

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A Menuhin Showcase

Watch spectacular performances from the 2018 Competition in Geneva, Switzerland and a former prize winner performing in Richmond, Virginia. VPM Music’s Mike Goldberg hosts as we watch finalists Christian Li and Chloe Chua shine on their way to share top honors in their division. And, experience Kerson Leong’s wonderful performance with the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra from 2019. This program is the perfect primer ahead of Christian’s and Chloe’s arrival in Richmond to kick off the Competition when it returns in 2021.

Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021 Partners:

Richmond Symphony

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University of Richmond

VCU

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