Clara Shen Germany, 12, Junior

Clara Shen, born in Munich, Germany, began playing the violin aged five and is currently a student of Sonja Korkeala and Paul Roczek. Following several 1st Prizes in national violin competitions, she became a prizewinner at the 17th Kloster Schöntal Violin Competition and the 2nd Zhuhai International Mozart Competition for Young Musicians in 2017. She made her solo orchestral debut with the Bavarian Symphony Orchestra in Munich’s Herkulessaal aged 11. Clara plays a violin sponsored by Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben. 

“I feel extremely happy to be invited to participate in the Menuhin Competition in Geneva. The wonderful performance of the participants at the last Menuhin Competition 2016 made a profound and unforgettable impression on me. Since then it has become my biggest dream to take part in this Competition myself. It’s a great honour for me to have the opportunity to present my performance at such an internationally famous violin competition. I would like to share music and fun with people from all over the world and make a lot of new friends among young musicians at this great event!”


13 April
11.35am - 12pm
Junior First Round
17 April
11am - 11.30am
Junior Semi Final
20 April
7.30pm - 7.50pm
Junior Final


Junior First Round
  • J.S. Bach Sonata No. 4 BWV 1017, movements 1+2
  • Wieniawski Etude-Caprice, Op.18, No. 2
  • - Freestyle improvisation
  • Dvořák Selection from Romantic Pieces Op.75, Nos. 1, 2 & 3
Junior Semi Final
  • Schubert Sonata in A major
  • Piazzolla Histoire du Tango, Café 1930
  • Saint-Saëns Havanaise
Junior Final
  • Jaehyuck Choi Self in Mind
  • Vivaldi The Four Seasons: Winter