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ABOUT US

Since 1991, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation initiates socio-artistic projects that respond to the challenges of our societies. 
 
The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation was created in 1991 by Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinists and humanists of the twentieth century, as a non-profit association by royal decree.
Its mission is to remind political, cultural and educational institutions of the central place of art and creativity in any process of personal and societal development. His vision was to bring to life long-term projects, designed to give a voice to the voiceless, through artistic expression in all its forms. As the parent company, the International Foundation coordinates a network of associations that are the national operators of programmes such as MUS-E® network.

MAIN ACTIVITIES

Education

Promotion of the arts at school to encourage the inclusion of children from all backgrounds | Coordination of the MUS-E Network active in 11 countries 

Support to artists

Organisation of trainings and residencies for young emerging artists - Promotion of a network of artists ambassadors 

Stage

Organisation of concerts delivering strong messages

Innovative projects

Initiation of innovative projects aiming at providing sustainable and creative answers to the crucial issues facing our societies 

NEWS

VIDEOS

It would be naïve to imagine that playing a violin live or on a recording can arrest prejudice or violence. But participating in the culture of others (including getting to know one’s own better) through singing and dancing of their rich folklore, or in the creative exercise of mime martial arts or other arts help raise people’s level of conduct – from brutal to enlightened, from the crude to the nuanced, from weak and merely obedient to strong and critical.

SUPPORT US

The need for intercultural understanding and tolerance has never been greater. With more than 25 years of experience in fostering cross-cultural exchange and dialogue through the arts, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is a catalysing force for positive change. By donating, you help us to continue acting in concrete ways to fulfil Yehudi Menuhin’s vision of world peace and understanding between peoples.

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