Kyota Kakiuchi and Tianyou Ma are heading to Geneva this weekend to compete in the Junior First Round of the Menuhin Competition. During the Junior Competition, 22 of the world’s best young violinists under the age of 16 take to the stage, each performing a recital of works for solo violin and violin and piano. The Junior repertoire covers three centuries ranging from Bach through Wieniawski to Prokofiev, as well as freestyle improvisation.

Since 1983 the Menuhin Competition has consistently attracted some of the greatest violin talents from all over the world and brought them together in an exceptional atmosphere of learning and exchange. Dubbed ‘the Olympics of the Violin’, the Menuhin Competition is the world’s leading international competition for young violinists under the age of 22. Many of its prizewinners have gone on to successful international careers. Creating a stimulating environment in which talented young violinists may learn and grow has always been and will remain at the heart of the Menuhin Competition.

Kyota will perform on Saturday 14 April at 12:25pm (CEST) and Tianyou will perform on Sunday 15 April at 10:30am (CEST). You can watch a livestream of all performances here on The Violin Channel - just remember that Geneva is an hour ahead of UK time.

We wish them both the very best of luck.

12 Apr 2018