Michael Morpurgo delivers a magical reading of The Mozart Question

When Lesley is sent to Venice to interview world-renowned violinist Paulo Levi on his fiftieth birthday, she cannot believe her luck. She is told that she can ask him anything at all – except the Mozart question.

Words and music are interwoven in the Mozart Question Concert, to tell Michael Morpurgo’s haunting tale of survival against the odds, set against the background of the Holocaust.

Here, Chris Owen reviews the recent performance at York Minster where it was the headline event at The York Festival of Ideas.