I-hao Cheng Taiwan, 19, Senior

I-hao Cheng started his first violin lessons at the age of five with Mr. Lo Shi Su in Taiwan. In January 2012, I-hao started to study with Mikhail Kopelman at the Eastman School of Music. In 2014, he was offered a full scholarship to study violin with Victor Danchenko and Barry Shiffman at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. In Autumn 2016, I-hao was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music where he has been studying with Ms. Ida Kavafian. Currently I-hao plays a violin on a generous loan from the Chi-Mei Foundation in Taiwan.

“Yehudi Menuhin is one of the legends of music history. The Menuhin Competition has always been a huge milestone that every aspiring violinist wants to reach. I am so excited that I’ll be meeting with some of the best musicians in the world this coming April in Geneva!”


15 April
11.50am - 12.20pm
Senior First Rounds


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. 5 for Solo Violin, Op.1
  • Poldini arr. Kreisler Poupée valsante