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‘Making Menuhin Podcast’ highlights world’s best young violinists

Posted at 5:20 PM, May 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 17:20:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- The Menuhin competition is a musical, cultural and educational exchange referred to as the “Olympics of the violin.”

It takes place every two years in a different city around the world.

The competition was originally scheduled to take place in Richmond in May 2020, but was postponed by a year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Making Menuhin Podcast was created to keep the spirit of the competition alive leading up to the competition from May 13-23, 2021.

The podcast features nine of the 44 competitors and host Sarah Schilling (part-time Classical host for VPM) guides the listener through interviews with some of the talented young violinists who will be competing in Richmond next year.

You’ll learn interesting things about the competitors like how they got started playing, the teachers and family members who have inspired them, the sacrifices they’ve had to make and what they most enjoy about expressing themselves through their music.

CBS 6 meteorologist Mike Goldberg even his talent as one of the producers on some of the interviews.