Spaniard wins Menuhin, virtuallymain
The Spanish violinist Maria Duenas, 18, a student of Boris Kushnir, has won this Yehudi Menuhin Competition which was held online in Richmond, Virginia.
The competition has passed virtually unreported. The winner is already out on the circuit, booked for a Beethoven triple concerto this summer with Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl.
The online jury consisted of Pamela Frank (Chair, USA), Joji Hattori (Vice Chair, Japan/Austria), Noah Bendix-Balgley (USA/Germany), Aaron Dworkin (USA), Alf Richard Kraggerud (Norway), Piers Lane (UK/Australia), Valentina Peleggi (Italy), Soyoung Yoon (South Korea/Switzerland) and Angelo Xiang Yu (China).