“Music is truly an expression of life. It is the sublimation of all emotions, whether good or bad, that otherwise would hold us prisoners.”
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.
We serve as the international coordination centre for the MUS-E network, which is composed of various national associations in Europe and Israel specifically tasked to incorporate the creative arts in traditional education methods at primary schools in their respective countries
Our organisation vaunts a long story of being both a leader and a participant in socio-cultural and educational projects commissioned by the European Commission in the areas of intercultural dialogue and social inclusion. We have our own projects with our partners that are involved in the same fields, involving, as an example, people with a migrant background
We specialise in organising international artistic residencies for young artists from diverse cultures drawing on our network of artist experts from around Europe and beyond
An abiding legacy of Yehudi Menuhin and his collaboration with artists of diverse backgrounds is the unique high-quality annual concerts or performances which we organise. Such events convey a strong message of tolerance and understanding and are a dynamic demonstration of social integration at European level
ON STAGE: Ahmad Joudeh, Burhan Öçal Ensemble, Dimitri Psonis, Gilles Apap & the Brussels Chamber Orchestra
20.11.2018 – Flagey, Brussels