44 violinists announced for 2020 Menuhin Competition this May in Richmond, Virginia

Posted on: January 27, 2020

“The Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 on Wednesday announced the 44 competitors who had been selected from a pool of 321 applicants for the May event,” reads an unsigned Thursday (1/23) Associated Press article. Virginia’s Richmond Symphony is the host orchestra of the elev-en-day competition. “The Menuhin Competition, which is held every two years in a different location, is known as ‘Olympics of the Violin.’ The competitors represent 16 countries of residence across North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and 13 U.S. states, according to a press release from event organizers…. The junior level of the competition [is] for ages 15 and under. The senior level features musicians 21 and under. The event was founded in 1983 by violinist Yehudi Menuhin, one of the great musical talents of the 20th century.” In addition to the Richmond Symphony, competition co-hosts include the University of Richmond, Virginia Commonwealth University, City of Richmond, and Richmond’s radio and TV network VPM. For more information and names of participants, visit https://2020.menuhincompetition.org/competition-2020/participants.