AN INSPIRING performance with the pupils of music school The Yehudi Menuhin School is set to stun and wow its audience.

The youngsters, who come from all over the world, will perform at the Electric Palace Theatre in Bridport on Tuesday (24).

They will be presenting a repertoire that is both familiar and less well-known, ranging from one of Haydn’s string quartets to music by the Mexican guitarist Manuel Ponce.

The Yehudi Menuhin School was founded in 1963 and moved to Stoke d'Abernon in Surrey the following year and is open to any pupil between the age of eight and 16 years and is by rigorous musical audition.

It aims to give talented young string players and pianists from all over the world a rounded education, allowing them to pursue and develop their music potential alongside their academic studies.

All the pupils are seasoned performers, and their concerts are greeted with delight by their audiences.

Many people who have not heard them play don’t know quite what to expect and are stunned by the quality and assurance of the performance.

The students will be escorted by their director of music, Malcolm Singer.

The school is honoured to have Daniel Barenboim as its president and many distinguished musicians visit the school to give concerts or masterclasses.

Recent visitors include Zakhar Bron, Dora Schwarzberg, Andras Schiff, Murray Perahia and Steven Isserlis

After graduating from the school, pupils have continued their musical training with some of the most renowned teachers in the world, mostly at conservatoires in the UK or overseas.

Many past pupils are now well-known figures in the music world.

These include Nigel Kennedy, Tasmin Little, Melvyn Tan, Kathryn Stott, Paul Coker, Colin Carr, Paul Watkins, Nicola Benedetti, and Alina Ibragimova.

For more information, please contact Bridport Tourist Information Centre on 01308 424901.