The semi-final rounds will be streamed on 15 and 16 May

Menuhin competition


The team behind this year’s International Menuhin Violin Competition has announced its list of candidates progressing to the semi-finals in both the Senior and Junior Divisions.


Senior Division


Hana Chang, 18, USA/Japan/Singapore

Eric Chen, 20, Taiwan/USA

Karisa Chiu, 21, USA

María Dueñas, 18, Spain

Bohdan Luts, 16, Ukraine

Emma Meinrenken, 21, Canada

Serin Park, 17, USA

Emily Shehi, 22, USA

Simon Zhu, 20, Germany


Junior Division

Boha Moon (14, South Korea)

Hannah Wan Ching Tam (15, China)

Corina Deng (13, Canada)

Edward Walton (15, Australia/United Kingdom)

Jinan Laurentia Woo (13, South Korea)

Seohyun Kim (12, South Korea)

Raphael Nussbaumer (15, Switzerland)

Fiona Khuong-Huu (14, Japan/France/USA)

Keila Wakao (15, Japan/USA)

Kento Hong (14, USA/Japan/Taiwan)


The top prize for the Senior Division is USD $20,000 plus a 2-year loan of a golden period Stradivarius violin from the private collection of Jonathan Moulds CBE through the Beare’s International Violin Society, as well as a bow made by Christophe Landon.


Read The Menuhin Violin Competition will take place virtually in May


The first prize winner of this year’s Junior Division receives USD $10,000 and the loan of a fine, Italian violin, sponsored by Florian Leonhard Fine Violins.

Sitting on the jury are violinist Pamela Frank (Chair), violinist and conductor Joji Hattori (Vice-Chair), violinist and entrepreneur Aaron Dworkin, pianist Piers Lane, violinists Soyoung Yoon, Noah Bendix-Balgley and Angelo Xiang Yu, violinist, conductor, and educator Alf Richard Kraggerud, and conductor and Music Director of the Richmond Symphony, Valentina Peleggi.

The Junior Semi-Finals will be streamed on Saturday 15 May from 10am EDT (3pm BST) via the competition website and YouTube channel

The Senior Semi-Finals will be streamed on Sunday 16 May from 10am EDT.

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