The Menuhin Competition, the two-yearly international contest for violinists under the age of 22, will be staged in the US for the first time in 2014. It will be hosted by the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin.

The number of American participants at next month's Menuhin Competition in Beijing is  second only to the number of Chinese: 11 out of the 42 contestants are from the US, compared with 12 from China.