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In 2018, Guido Sant'Anna became the first Brazilian to compete in the Menuhin Competition in more than 30 years. Now, the fan favorite from Geneva is set to return to the competition, and is hoping to bring additional awareness and interest in classical music to South America.

Hear Guido perform Nightclub 1960 by Astor Piazolla and Beethoven's Violin Sonata No. 7 in C Major as part of the Menuhin Competition Geneva 2018, as well as the cadenza from Beethoven’s Violin Concerto in D Major.


At the age of 5, Raphael Nussbaumer managed to impress world-renowned violin teacher Philip Draganov enough to coach him despite his young age. The Swiss violinist has excelled ever since, crediting his success to his early coaching, as well as the confidence, joy and humor he applies to his playing.

Hear Raphael perform the Presto movement from Telemann’s Fantasia No. 10 and Pierre Rode’s Caprice #4, and listen to his commentary on Fritz Kreisler's Tambourin Chinois, which he says always makes him hungry.


Both Raphael and Guido will be junior competitors in Menuhin Competition Richmond 2021. Visit for more information on the upcoming competition.

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