All posts by Elise Vanderhofstadt

IYMF at the Pietrasanta in Concerto 2020

We are very happy to be part and support the Pietrasanta Festival in this particular year for the music sector. We will present for an intimate and open air concert the amazing Alessandro Quarta together with IYMF orchestra in residence, the Brussels Chamber Orchestra, and musicians of MUS-E Italy. In order to have a taste

Altea Narici, young IYMF music ambassador, World Ocean Day song

Thanks to the great support of the Friends of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, IYMF launches the first experience of supporting a project of a young artist. Altea Narici participated in multidisciplinary artistic residency organized by IYMF and we have decided to help her achieve her own project that will boost her professional experience in

Homelands at the European level

The Homelands projet HOMELANDS, PLACES OF BELONGING is a community co-creation project for and by newcomer artists, led by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and its partners. Newcomer/refugee artists collaborate with partners from the socio-cultural sector and engage in a process of artistic co-creation with the local community. A colourful mix of projects will arise

A concert from home with Matthieu Saglio

After hundreds of concerts in more than 30 countries, the cello player and composer and artists ambassador of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, Matthieu Saglio presents a combination of classical tradition with sounds and rhythms brought from his encounters across the world. You can hear echoes from the Western cathedrals and souks of Maghreb, the

Our artists ambassadors – Cade l’oliva

Music is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient. Yehudi Menuhin   Well, let the music play! Our artists ambassadors, under the direction of Thierry Van Roy, offer their interpretation of "Cade l'oliva", a popular song transmitted orally and recorded by the ethnomusicologist and singer Caterina Bueno in her

News from MUS-E Germany

Now, like in other MUS-E® countries, schools across Germany are closed, which currently means a - hopefully - temporary break. MUS-E® Germany decided to support its artists in this difficult time as far as possible. The board of the association has therefore decided to continue paying their fees until further notice.   In keeping with

Message from Dr. L. Subramaniam, artist ambassador of IYMF

I find nothing more inspiring than the music making of my very great colleague Subramaniam. Each time I listen to him, I am carried away in wonderment Yehudi Menuhin Since its creation, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is continuously fuelled by amazing artists. We cannot insist more on the fact that the artists we work

Paper: Culture, the arts and well-being

While we are all confined and trying to cope under extreme circumstances the global population being more isolated than at any other time, it is also a time for reflection on our societies; on how we relate to our environments and economies. It is a challenging time that questions our sectors of activity and how

A few words from IYMF President

Crises teach us that there are always solutions to overcome them, but above all they are a life lesson. This unprecedented coronavirus crisis is forcing us to isolation, to interrogation, to questioning our value systems. It is a "freeze frame" where we must understand how we came to this point, and what needs to be

Women singing for peace

Today is the International Women's Day and we would like to pay tribute to those women, whoever and wherever they are, who stand against the terror and fight for their rights. The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has a long tradition of organizing concerts and stage productions delivering strong messages. Utopia or not, we still believe

Léo Ullmann

Léo Ullmann began his musical education at the Conservatoire du 10ème arrondissement de Paris in the class of Julien Dieudegard, where he acquired the basics of the violin and the passion to go further. In June 2016, after five years of intensive study, he brilliantly completed his studies at the "Koninkjlijk Conservatorium" in Brussels in

Roby Lakatos

Roby Lakatos is not only a virtuoso on the violin, but also an extremely versatile musician who is equally adept to performing classical music, jazz, and the folk idiom of his home country of Hungary. He is hard to define: most often, he is described as a Gypsy violinist, a devil’s fiddler, classical master, jazz

MUS-E Portugal back in Leiria!

Yes! After nine years of absence, MUS-E is back to Leiria, a city located in the center of Portugal. With the support of the local Municipality, MUS-E is back in two schools: E.B.1 Marinheiros and E.B.1 Quinta do Alçada, both in the School Group of Marrazes, from January 2020 onwards. With two weekly sessions and

New Worlds Project with Altea Narici

Thanks to the great support of the Friends of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, IYMF launches the first experience of supporting a project of a young artist. Altea Narici participated in multidisciplinary artistic residency organized by IYMF and we have decided to help her achieve her own project that will boost her professional experience in

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation supports young emerging artists

Since its creation, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has been fuelled by continuous collaborations with international artists of very diverse cultures. It is one of its greatest strengths and anyone who has attended and seen one of its productions can testify. These precious artistic ties and relationships have encouraged the Foundation to build a network