Anatol János Toth Switzerland / Germany, 14, Junior

Anatol János was born in Switzerland and started playing the violin at the age of three. Since 2013, he has been studying with Prof. Barbara Doll in Basel. He has attended masterclasses with, and received musical advice from Nora Chastain, György Pauk, Alf Richard Kraggerud and Yuki Ishibashi. He performs frequently both as a soloist and as a chamber musician. He has won several 1st Prizes with distinction in both the solo and duo categories (the latter with his sister) at the National Swiss Youth Competition. Additionally, he won 1st Prize at the National German Youth Competition.

“I am very excited and honoured to take part in the Menuhin Competition in Geneva. This is such a special Competition! I have admired Yehudi Menuhin since my first steps with the violin, as he combines his great musicality with a deep sense of humanitarian commitment. His name and records, like stars shining in the sky, have accompanied me the whole time I have been playing the violin. I feel especially grateful to be part of this great event which is a fruit of his legacy. I hope the Competition will facilitate my musical progression and open doors for new challenges. I look forward to Geneva where I will hopefully make new friends, meet other young talents, excellent musicians in masterclasses and an intrigued audience.”


13 April
10.25am - 10.50am
Junior First Round
17 April
10.30am - 11am
Junior Semi Final


Junior First Round
  • J.S. Bach Sonata No. 4 BWV 1017, movements 1+2
  • Wieniawski Etude-Caprice, Op.18, No. 4
  • - Freestyle improvisation
  • Prokofiev Selection from Five Melodies Op. 35, Nos. 1, 2 & 3
Junior Semi Final
  • Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 5
  • Piazzolla Histoire du Tango, Nightclub 1960
  • Ravel Tzigane