Pianist Gordon Again Retires from Menuhin Competitors


Gordon Again was the Menuhin Competitors‘s first official pianist for its inaugural version in 1983. After violinist and founder Yehudi Menuhin handed away in 1999, Again was invited to be the Creative Director from 2002.

Since then, Again and his workforce have reworked the competitors into a significant worldwide occasion, internet hosting it biannually in numerous cities world wide.

The competitors was hosted in Oslo in 2010, Beijing in 2012, Austin in 2014, and celebrated the Menuhin Centenary in London in 2016. The next competitions had been hosted in Geneva in 2018 and most lately in Richmond, VA in 2021.

The 2021 occasion was the first-ever totally digital Menuhin Competitors. Streamed globally final Could, it attracted greater than six million viewers.

The competitors invitations 44 of the world’s younger violinists, all below the age of twenty-two, to compete and become the subsequent technology of nice artists.

Previous prizewinners embrace the likes of Nikolaj Szeps-Znaider, Tasmin Little, Julia Fischer, Ilya Gringolts — and extra lately Ray Chen, Chad Hoopes, and Stephen Waarts.

“It has been a pleasure and a privilege to serve the Menuhin Competitors as Creative Director for over 20 years,” Again advised The Violin Channel. “I’m proud to have helped encourage, and assist, so many proficient younger musicians. I hope that the Competitors continues to thrive and I’ll miss it tremendously.”

Alongside his work with the Menuhin Academy, Gordon Again serves because the Creative Director of the Gower Pageant, Chairman of the Vendome Prize piano competitors, and Creative Advisor of the Hattori Basis.

As an internationally famend pianist, he has carried out and recorded with artists similar to Yehudi Menuhin, Nathan Milstein, Maxim Vengerov, Aaron Rosand, Josef Suk, Sarah Chang, Yo Yo Ma, Ko Iwasaki, Leonidas Kavakos, and the Cleveland Quartet.

Because the youngest ever appointed professor to hitch the school of London’s Guildhall Faculty of Music in 1974, the place he served as head of the Division of Accompaniment in 1980.

Again was additionally an official accompanist to main worldwide violin competitions together with the Queen Elisabeth Competitors, the Carl Flesch Competitors, the Worldwide Tchaikovsky Competitors, the Worldwide Violin Competitors of Indianapolis.


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