I have just been informed that the Menuhin Competition for young violinists will be held in the great man’s home country for the first time in 2014.
The immediate next contest is in Beijing in April this year, with 230 contestants. The last one was in Oslo, Norway.
The competition is dependent on a host conservatory offering it a base. The 2014 location will be Austin, Texas.
Past winners include Tasmin Little, Isabelle van Keulen, Nikolaj Znaider, Ilya Gringolts, Ray Chen and Julia Fischer.
Yehudi Menuhin was born in New York City on April 22, 1916.