The Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists is kind of a big deal. It's been called "the Olympics of violin," which is apt, as it's a worldwide competition that brings together the best young talent in its field.
The biennial event was founded by famed violinist Yehudi Menuhin in 1983, and in the three decades since, it’s been held all over the world but never before in America. That changes this week, however, as the 2014 Menuhin Competition gets underway right here in Austin, hosted by UT’s Butler School of Music.
The ten-day competition will feature myriad concerts and events, many of them free to the public. The events take place in various venues across the UT campus; for a full schedule of events, check out the official Menuhin 2014 website.