The world's leading competition for young violinists

First time in the USA, hosted by the Butler School of Music from 21 February to 2 March 2014

Ji Eun Anna Lee at Menuhin Violin Competition

Helping exceptionally talented musicians to develop into artists of the highest calibre

Hosted by the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin

Henning Kraggerud, masterclass

A ten-day festival of competition rounds, concerts, events and masterclasses

Long Centre, Austin
The Long Centre - home of the Opening, Senior Finals and Gala Concerts
Soo-Been Lee at Menuhin Violin Competition
"I sat back and could only gasp with amazement..." Michael White, The Daily Telegraph

Menuhin Competition Austin - 21 February - 2 March 2014

Founded by Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, the Menuhin Competition attracts some of the world's best violinists under the age of 22. We are helping exceptionally talented young musicians from around the world to develop into artists of the highest calibre. Find out more about the 2014 Competition, our jury, the competitors, our previous winners and our history.

Stephen and Rennosuke celebrate Texan style

Our First Prize Winners are

17 year old American Young Concert Artist Prize winner and Menuhin Competition 2010 Junior 2nd Prize Winner Stephen Waarts was awarded 1st Prize in the Senior Division. He also received the Bach Prize and the Composer's Prize for Donald Grantham’s new work Black-eyed Suzy.

14 year old Japanese Rennosuke Fukuda, who also won 1st Prize at the Kloster Schönthal Competition in 2013, has been awarded the 1st Prize in this year's Junior Division.

Both Prize winners received standing ovations when performing at the Closing Gala Concert with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Find out about all Prize Winners of the Menuhin Competition Austin 2014


Review the Competition Rounds on YouTube

Orchestra and venue restrictions make it sadly impossible to live-stream the Senior Finals.

But you are still able to review performances of all competitors and prize winners on our YouTube Channel.


An exceptional atmosphere of learning and exchange

Taking part in the Menuhin Competition is often the first experience of an international competition for our young contestants. Making this experience enjoyable and memorable is our mission. In memory of Yehudi Menuhin’s spirit every candidate is invited to stay throughout the entire competition, to make the most of the multitude of activities and performances made available to them and to forge friendships with fellow musicians.


Putting outstanding talent into the limelight

The Menuhin Competition has an impressive track record of counting some of the world's most gifted violinists among its participants and prize winners. Since 1983, many have gone on to major international careers, for example: Tasmin Little, Isabelle van Keulen, Nikolaj Znaider, Ilya Gringolts, Julia Fischer, Daishin Kashimoto, Feng Ning and more recently Ray Chen, Chad Hoopes, Callum Smart and Kerson Leong. More...



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The Senior Prize Winners are:

First Prize: Stephen Waarts, 17, (American-Dutch)
Second Prize: In Mo Yang, 18 (Korean)
Third Prize: Christine Seohyun Lim, 19 (American-Korean)
Fourth Prize: Stephen Kim, 18 (American)


To review any of their previous Performances go to our YouTube Channel

Junior Division Winners announced

Following a sold out afternoon and evening of Junior Finals, the jury announced this year's prize winners:

  • Rennosuke Fukuda (14, Japan) - 1st Prize
  • Daniel Lozakovitj (12, Sweden) - 2nd Prize
  • Ludvig Gudim (15, Norway) - 3rd Prize
  • Alex Zhou (12, USA) - 4th Prize
  • Jaewon Wee (14, Korea) - 5th Prize


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