The Menuhin Competition, frequently referred to as the “Olympics of the Violin,” will take place in Richmond from May 14-24, 2020. Performances will be held at venues throughout the city, including the Modlin Center at the University of Richmond, the Singleton Center at Virginia Commonwealth University and the Carpenter Theatre at the Dominion Energy Center.
I recently sat down with the competition’s Artistic Director Gordon Back during one of his visits to our city. He talked about Menuhin, the history of the competition and his involvement with it, and what we can expect as the host city in 2020.
Yours in good music,
Classical Music Host, WCVE Music