Miray Ito United States / Japan, 15, Junior

Japanese-American violinist Miray Ito made her professional orchestral debut aged 12. Her other achievements, to name a few, include first prize at the Kocian International Violin Competition in Czech Republic, an invitation to perform in Carnegie Hall in 2014, and a major prize at the Kloster Schöntal International Violin Competition. Miray studies under Robert Lipsett at the Colburn Music Academy in Los Angeles and plays a 1742 Camillus Camilli violin on a generous loan from the Mandell Collection of Southern California.

“I am extremely thrilled and honoured to participate in the Menuhin Competition! Being awarded this amazing opportunity to compete in such a prestigious Competition means so much to me. It will be amazing to be surrounded by so many talented violinists and to be a part of a world-class level of music making. I hope to be inspired and learn many new things. I cannot wait to travel to Geneva! I am sure it will be a fun, wonderful, and rewarding experience for me!”


14 April
10.50am - 11.15am
Junior First Round
17 April
2.15pm - 2.45pm
Junior Semi Final


Junior First Round
  • J.S. Bach Sonata No. 3 BWV 1016, movements 1+2
  • Wieniawski Etude-Caprice, Op.18, No. 4
  • - Freestyle improvisation
  • Suk Selection from Four Pieces Op. 17, Nos. 3 & 4
Junior Semi Final
  • Piazzolla Histoire du Tango, Café 1930
  • Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 4
  • Wieniawski Polonaise No. 1 in D major