Green Tales Project: Kick-off Meeting

On 16 and 17 April, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF) team welcomed to its Brussels offices representatives of all the partners involved in the Green Tales project, an innovative European project funded by the Erasmus+ programme and for which the IYMF is responsible for overall coordination. Green Tales is aimed at primary school children […]

IYMF annual concert: Spain in concert, December 14th 2023

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation, in collaboration with the Spanish Embassy in Belgium, highlighted Spain’s unique musical richness in the framework of the closing event of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which ran from 1st July to 31 December 2023. Great soloists of different nationalities from the Brussels Chamber Orchestra […]

“Transforming education through the arts” roundtable at the European Parliament.

The 30th-anniversary roundtable of the MUS-E® Programme, hosted by MEP Javier Moreno Sánchez, on 6 December 2023 marked three decades of impactful artistic education fostering well-being and social inclusion. Organised by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF) in collaboration with Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España (FYME), this event, co-funded by the European Union, celebrated the visionary […]

MUS-E Network expansion in Greece

From October 17th to October 20th 2023, Marianne Poncelet, Executive Vice-President of the IYMF, initiated new contacts in Greece, with the aim of exploring the possibility of introducing the MUS-E® programme there in 2024. The IYMF has a long tradition of working with Greece, as in the past we collaborated with the MELINA Project in […]

Advocacy roundtable in Evora, Portugal: Art in education to empower society, May 26th 2023

On Friday 26 May 2023, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation (IYMF) in partnership with Associação Yehudi Menuhin Portugal, Évora University and Évora City Council organised the Roundtable “Art in Education to Empower Society”. The event, taking place at Évora University, brought together relevant stakeholders to discuss and advocate for the power of art education for […]

2022 International MUS-E Festival

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation presents the second International MUS-E Festival ! The festival will once again happen online and  broadcasted on www.concertwithyou.com. From December 5 to December 20,  MUS-E organisations from Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Spain, Liechtenstein and Belgium will present what MUS-E children and artists have been up to. This festival is a […]

Princess of Asturias Awards

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has nominated flamenco dancer Maria Pagés for the Fundacion Princesa de Asturias 2022 Prize in Spain. This nomination was accepted together with that of the singer Carmen Linares. The Princess of Asturias Foundation convenes the Princess of Asturias Awards, which are presented annually in Oviedo, the capital of the Principality, […]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Art brings people of all kinds together by MUS-E Hungary

Community building in Budapest Since the MUS-E program was launched in 1994 by Yehudi Menuhin, the targeted groups of the transcultural social-artistic programme were defined according to the “CAT model”, as Children, Artists and Teachers, those individuals that actually take part and benefit directly from the artistic workshops. As time went by, and different national [...]

The real value of international dimension by MUS-E Hungary

We all Count and Arte por la Convivencia – International Meetings in Budapest Following the very successful and inspiring international meeting of the We All Count project on 30th September and 1st October, MUS-E Hungary welcomed another international team in Budapest coming from six countries, in the framework of the Arte por la Convivencia- Art [...]

In recognition of the cultural wealth of the Roma People through the years

Our heartfelt congratulations on the occasion of the International Roma People's Day on 8 April, which commemorates the First World Gypsy Congress (London, 8 April 1971), at which the flag and the anthem of the Roma were created. « I speak to you as a born Jew, in my heart forever a Gypsy since we [...]

E-ARTinED

Teaching creatively is essential to make learning a process that all students can enjoy and benefit from. The arts are undoubtedly an exceptional tool for a teacher because an artistic activity stimulates emotional intelligence. By offering countless opportunities for sensory learning that engage emotions - essential to long-term memory - the arts make it easier [...]

META – Minority groups Education Through Art

"It is the reaction of children - their joy in learning to dance, to sing, to live together, which guides us. This should also guide the whole world” Yehudi Menuhin   Yehudi Menuhin believed that by exercising our senses through the arts and paying attention to the diversity of European cultures, we would become capable [...]

MultiLib artistic workshops in Namur with Marlène Dorcena (20 and 23 February 2018)

The country of Haiti and the Creole language are at the heart of Marlène Dorcéna's concerts and musical workshops. She speaks and sings with bittersweet conviction about Haiti under the sun, the misery and the social realities. She claims African ancestry - her ancestors having been uprooted from their land and transported as slaves "to [...]