Violin Winners of the Menuhin Competition 2016

Violin Winners

With his rendition of Dvorak’s Violin Concerto and as only boy to compete, Ziyu He won first place at the Menuhin competition of 2016. Ziyu He is16 years old and hails from China. The prize money for the competition is £10,000 and the loaning of a Stradivarius violin for a year. The new Award for Outstanding Potential, the Audience Prize and second place were was won by 13-year-old Kevin Miura along with a second Stradivarius violin on loan. Yesong Sophie Lee, who is 12 years old, won the Junior final with a cash prize of £5000 and the loan of a violin made by Guarnieri Del Gesu.

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European Union Youth Orchestra Celebrates 40th Anniversary with European Tour

European Union Youth Orchestra

The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) recently revealed its plans for Capital Sounds tour to commemorate its 40th anniversary. First founded in 1976, the orchestra is a medley of the finest young talent from all over Europe. The new initiative will be put into motion at all the capital cities of member European Union countries who will see the orchestra perform live at some point between 2016 to 2020. The project not only aims to bring to light the individual cultures of each nation, but will also showcase local talent from youth ensembles all over Europe.