Press release from the 2016 Menuhin competition:
The first MENUHIN COMPETITION SURVEY reveals that 82% of the entrants’ parents do not play the violin, with over 45% of the parents never having played any musical instrument. 66% of all the applicants are female and 28% of those who applied do not own their own violin. Another interesting result was that over 50% of the Juniors (under 16s) began to learn the violin under the age of 5.
Full survey here.
Revealing, or just depressing?