Emma Meinrenken Canada, 20, Senior

Emma Meinrenken is a Dorothy Richard Starling Foundation Annual Fellow at the Curtis Institute of Music, where she studies with Ida Kavafian. Emma has won many awards, including 1st place at the Stradivarius International Violin Competition and the Silver Medal at the Stulberg International Competition. She was the 2019 Prix Ravel winner at the Ecole d'Art Américaines de Fontainebleau. Emma debuted with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra at the age of ten and has since performed with many other orchestras. She recently made her debut at Carnegie Hall. Emma plays the 1689 Baumgartner Stradivarius violin, generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts.

“I am so excited - and just a little nervous - to participate in this year's Menuhin Competition! It's such a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas with my fellow competitors, and a chance to play music that I truly love. I hope to make some happy memories in Richmond!”


Senior First Rounds
  • J.S. Bach Solo Sonata in C major BWV 1005, Largo and Allegro Assai
  • Sydney Hodkinson Twig for solo violin
  • Paganini Caprice No. 17 for Solo Violin, Op.1
Senior Semi Final
  • Mozart First movement of Violin Concerto No. 5 in A Major, K. 219
  • Mark O'Connor Menuhin Caprice
  • John Corgliano Red Violin Caprices
  • Poulenc Violin Sonata, FP. 119, 2nd movement