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The Long Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit dedicated to broadening the appreciation and enhancing the enjoyment of the cultural arts.
Founded by Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, the Menuhin Competition attracts some of the world’s best violinists under the age of 22.
Four outstanding violin concertos and four of the world’s most talented young players will create a particularly exciting evening at Austin’s Long Center when the Menuhin Competition 2014 culminates in the Senior Finals. Accompanied by the Austin Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Peter Bay, four finalists will each perform their chosen violin concerto in their quest for the coveted 1st Prize.
The Menuhin Competition is the world’s leading competition for violinists under the age of 22. Founded in 1983 by Yehudi Menuhin and held in a different city every two years. More festival of music and cultural exchange than mere competition, the Menuhin Competition is a rich ten-day programme of concerts, masterclasses, talks and participatory activities with world-class performances.
The winner will be announced at the end of the evening.
Austin Symphony Orchestra
- Peter Bay, conductor
- 4 senior finalists
Program to include the candidate’s choice of:
- BARBER: Violin Concerto, Op. 14
- MENDELSSOHN: Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
- PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19
- PROKOFIEV: Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 63
- SAINT-SAËNS: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G minor, Op. 61
The first Menuhin Competition in the US is hosted by the Butler School of Music at the University of Texas at Austin in association with Texas Performing Arts and the College of Fine Arts.
Event Date: 21 February – 2 March 2014
Questions? Call the 3M Box Office at (512) 474-LONG (5664), TTY (800) 735-2989.