Eric Tsai United States, 21, Senior

20-year-old Eric Tsai began his violin training at the age of four. He is currently enrolled in the Curtis Institute of Music, where he studies with Ida Kavafian. Eric has performed with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, the Gadsden Symphony Orchestra, and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, among others. He has played in masterclasses for Ani Kavafian, Joseph Silverstein, Dora Schwarzberg, and Shmuel Ashkenasi, and has performed in various parts of the United States and Taiwan. 

“I’ve been following the Menuhin Competition for quite a few years now and am so honoured and excited to be able to participate in Geneva 2018! I am looking forward to meeting and learning from all the other competitors, as well as playing for the distinguished Jury. I am sure that it will be a great time of music-making and am really excited to see you all in Switzerland!”


16 April
10am - 10.25am
Senior First Rounds
18 April
2.25pm - 2.55pm
Senior Semi Final


Senior First Rounds
  • J.S. Bach Solo Sonata in C major BWV 1005, Largo and Allegro Assai
  • Mozart First movement of Violin Concerto No. 2 in D major, K.211
  • Paganini Caprice No. 5 for Solo Violin, Op.1
  • Kreisler Allegretto in the Style of Boccherini
Senior Semi Final
  • Beethoven String Quartet Op. 18, No. 6 in B-flat major
  • Yair Klartag Half Tiger, Half Poet
  • Wieniawski Variations on an Original Theme
  • Debussy Clair de Lune