Edward Walton Australia / United Kingdom, 14, Junior

Edward Walton has appeared as a soloist with numerous orchestras internationally and given recitals throughout Europe. In 2019 Edward won the 1st Prize in the Il Piccolo Violin Magico Competition in Italy (and audience prize), the US Medallion International Concerto Competition, the London Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition and the Jeunes Artistes Musicals du Centre in France. Edward studies with Dr Robin Wilson, Head of Violin at the Australian National Academy of Music in Melbourne. He plays a violin generously on loan from Beare's International Violin Society and gratefully acknowledges the support of GEWA cases and the Sydney String Centre.

“I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to participate in the Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020. The Menuhin Competition offers such great learning and performance opportunities and I am so excited to be taking part. It really is a chance for me to live my musical dream! I am really looking forward to meeting other musicians who are as enthusiastic about playing the violin as I am, to learn from them and make new friends. It is a privilege to play in front of such an incredible jury, to hear their advice and to continue to develop as a musician. It will be an experience I will treasure for the rest of my life.”