Otto Antikainen Finland, 18, Senior

Otto Antikainen started playing violin at the age of five. In 2012 he was accepted to the Sibelius Academy youth department to study with Prof. Réka Szilvay and also to the Violin Academy, where the teachers are Ilya Grubert, Elina Vähälä and Janne Malmivaara. In 2016, Otto won 1st Prize in the Jyväskylä Violin Competition. Otto has also performed with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra at their Young Soloists concert. Otto has had masterclasses with Zakhar Bron, Gergard Schulz, Mihaela Martin and Miriam Fried and chamber music masterclasses with Ivry Gitlis and Menahem Pressler.

“I’m really honoured and grateful to be chosen to participate in the famous Menuhin Competition! I’m looking forward to giving the audience a good performance and to represent myself to the Jury.”


16 April
10.25am - 10.50am
Senior First Rounds
18 April
3.20pm - 3.50pm
Senior Semi Final


Senior First Rounds
  • J.S. Bach Solo Sonata in A minor BWV 1003, Andante and Allegro
  • Mozart First movement of Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K.218
  • Paganini Caprice No. 9 for Solo Violin, Op.1
  • Kreisler Tambourin Chinois, Op. 3
Senior Semi Final
  • Beethoven String Quartet Op.18, No. 4 in C minor
  • Yair Klartag Half Tiger, Half Poet
  • Paganini La Campanella
  • Sibelius Berceuse