MENUHIN COMPETITION GENEVA 2018

JUNIOR & SENIOR COMPETITORS

12 to 22 April 2018

Auditorium, Centre des arts, La Grande Boissière

Our young and talented violinists will be goodwill ambassadors as they come with purity in their hearts and music in their souls. It is in the hands of these young people that we place our future.
Yehudi Menuhin
 
Jury:
- Pamela Frank (President)
- Joji Hattori (Vice-President)
- Itamar Golan
- Ilya Gringolts
- Henning Kraggerud
- Lu Siqing
- Josef Špacek
- Maxim Vengerov
- Soyoung Yoon
 
Founded by the world renowned musician Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, the Menuhin Competition is the leading international competition for young violinists under the age of 22. Nicknamed “The Violin Olympics”, the competition attracts hundreds of entries, selecting only 44 of the world’s very best young violinists to participate. Held every two years in a different world city, the competition discovers, encourages and nurtures exceptionally talented young musicians to develop into the next generation of great artists. Broadcast online, it is followed live by millions of spectators.
 
The Centre des arts is extremely proud to host the first stages of the Menuhin Competition and to be one of the main partners of this event, alongside the City of Geneva, the Geneva Conservatoire de musique, the Haute école de musique Genève-Neuchâtel and Radio Télévision Suisse – Espace 2. Below is the list of events taking place at the Centre des arts:
 
Thursday 12 April
15:00-18:00 (every hour) Film Cycle: Seiji Ozawa, The Living Spirit of Music - Free entry
15:30-18:00 (every hour and half hour) Film Cycle: Yehudi Menuhin – Journeys’ with a Violin - Free entry 
 
Friday 13 April
9:00-18:00 Meeting international violin makers - Free entry
10:00-17:00 (every hour and half hour) Film Cycle: Yehudi Menuhin – Journeys’ with a Violin - Free entry 
10:00-12:50 Competition: Junior first rounds (1st part) - Get Tickets
13:45-15:45 Competition: Junior first rounds (1st part) - Get Tickets
15:00-19:00 (every hour) Film Cycle: Seiji Ozawa, The Living Spirit of Music - Free entry 
19:00-21:00 Film Cycle: Sonita - Free entry
 
Saturday 14 April
9:00-18:00 Meeting international violin makers - Free entry
10:00-12:50 Competition: Junior first rounds (2nd part) - Get Tickets
10:00-17:00 (every hour and half hour) Film Cycle: Yehudi Menuhin – Journeys’ with a Violin - Free entry 
13:45-17:15 Competition: Junior first rounds (2nd part) - Get Tickets
15:00-19:00 (every hour) Film Cycle: Seiji Ozawa, The Living Spirit of Music - Free entry 
18:30-20:30 Film Cycle: Conversations with Menuhin – Mykonos, June 1994 - Free entry
 
Sunday 15 April
9:00-18:00 Meeting international violin makers - Free entry
10:00-13:20 Competition: Senior first rounds (1st part) - Get Tickets
10:00-17:00 (every hour) Film Cycle: Yehudi Menuhin: Who’s Yehudi? - Free entry 
14:15-17:35 Competition: Senior first rounds (1st part) - Get Tickets
17:45-19:15 Injury prevention seminar with Pamela Frank & physical therapist Howard Nelson - Free entry
19:30-21:30 Film Cycle: The Art of Violin - Free entry
 
Monday 16 April
9:00-18:00 Meeting international violin makers - Free entry
10:00-13:20 Competition: Senior first rounds (2nd part) - Get Tickets
10:00-14:00 (every hour) Film Cycle: Yehudi Menuhin: Who’s Yehudi? - Free entry 
14:15-17:15 Competition: Senior first rounds (2nd part) - Get Tickets
18:30-19:30 Conference: Musical Minds Get Tickets
20:00-22:00 London 2016 Prizewinners’ Concert - Get Tickets
 
The Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018 will be starring internationally acclaimed soloists and the most talented violin prodigies together with Geneva’s best musicians and orchestras.
 
The semi-finals will be held at the Geneva Conservatoire de musique while the Victoria Hall will host the finals, with musical accompaniment provided by the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre de Chambre de Genève & the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. The repertoire covers three centuries, including Bach, Mozart, Paganini, Wieniawski, Kreisler, Svendsen, Dvorak, Prokofiev and Suk.
 
Audience members need not stay throughout the day and can come and go between performances.