Welcome Event

Friday, February 21, 2014


McCullough Theatre (Austin Map)

The opening ceremony for the Menuhin Competition Austin 2014! This event is free and open to the public. The University of Texas at Austin rolls out the “orange carpet”  welcoming the 42 international competitors and nine international jurors to Austin, Texas. Expected speakers include UT President Bill Powers, Sarah and Ernest Butler, Chairman of the Menuhin Trust Duncan Greenland, Menuhin Artistic Director Gordon Back, and Chair of the Jury Pamela Frank.

A central feature of this event is the drawing of the performance order for the competitors. Each competitor will have their moment in the spotlight as they find out the order in which they will be performing in the first round of the competition. The Senior Division (ages 16 to 21) will perform their first round Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23. The Junior Division (up to age 15) will perform their first round Monday, February 24 and Tuesday, February 25.

Free Event tag

 This event is being hosted by

Sarah and Ernest Butler

Texas Cultural Trust

Texas Women for the Arts