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VPM Set To Launch Podcast Featuring Violin Prodigies

Young violinist Keila Wakao from Boston.
Young Menuhin competitor Keila Wakao from Boston.


The VPM podcast Making Menuhin launches May 13, introducing listeners to the talented youth selected to participate in the Menuhin Competition, an international event known as the "Olympics of the violin."

Episodes share the inside stories of young violinists from around the world: how they got started, the teachers who inspired them, the sacrifices they've made and what they express through their music. Each episode includes recordings of the featured performers made exclusively for VPM.

Founded by celebrated 20th Century violinist, conductor and educator Yehudi Menuhin, the Menuhin Competition takes place every two years in a different city around the globe. The COVID-19 crisis has caused the postponement of this year’s Menuhin Competition in Richmond to 2021. Making Menuhin hopes to keep the spirit of the competition alive for its fans and supporters, while offering moments of solace and inspiration as the world faces this pandemic together.

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