“…Human-created art begins with self-dialogue, with self-consciousness in the widest sense, and ends with the communication of what we see of ourselves and others, and of what they see of themselves and of us. An artist’s self-dialogue is a constant adjusting, correcting, re-balancing, of elements within himself.”

Yehudi Menuhin



Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinists and humanists of the twentieth century, founded the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels in 1991 as an international non-profit association by royal decree.

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.

The mission of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is to remind political, cultural and educational institutions of the central place of art and creativity in any process of personal and societal development. Drawing on Yehudi Menuhin’s humanist work, it initiates artistic projects that give a voice to the cultures present in Europe.