The Menuhin Competition Trust announced this week that it is accepting applications for the biennial international event, sometimes called the “Olympics of the Violin,” which will take place next in Richmond in May 2020.

The event, considered the world’s leading international violin competition for young violinists, expects to receive hundreds of applications for the 44 spots.

All aspiring violinists under the age of 22 are invited to apply. The deadline is Oct. 31.

On May 15, the winner of the Junior 1st Prize at the Menuhin Competition Oslo 2010, Kerson Leong, will appear in Richmond as a guest artist with the Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra and will join the Menuhin Competition’s artistic director, Gordon Back, at Community Idea Stations headquarters to announce the full calendar of Menuhin Competition Richmond 2020 events.

The announcement will be broadcast live at 7 p.m. on WCVE Music 107.3 FM and 93.1 FM and streamed through Community Idea Stations at ideastations.org/radio/stream/hd2.

The competition will be held May 14-24, 2020.

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