: Team

Simon Eychenne – Project Assistant

In addition to his degrees in Business & Economics – Bachelor of Economics and Management (Toulouse 1 Capitole), Msc Business & Administration (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) – Simon has always demonstrated a deep interest in discovering music from all around the world. After several experiences within the music industry in Paris (FR) and Montreal (CA) this is with a great enthusiasm that he joined the IYMF.

Juliette Van Maele – Project Assistant

With a degree from IHECS in Animation Socio-Culturel et Education Permanente, Juliette had her first experiences in the cultural world at Kunstenfestivaldesarts as a production assistant. She realised there how much she loves to be in contact with different artists from different part of the world, and to organise cultural events. Thanks to a trilingual upbringing, she enjoys the many opportunities to speak Flemish and English in a daily basis. So it was only natural that she joined the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation as a project assistant.

Charles-Axel Van Ryn – Legal Adviser

Graziella Boggiano – Stage Director & Project Coordinator

Graziella Boggiano holds a degree in Public Relations and Communication.

Artist in the soul, she decided in the early 90’s to leave everything to start classical voice studies.

Since then, projects have followed either in theater as an actress, as a theatre coach with different audiences, as a director of performances, musicals, events, fashion shows and coordination of projects.

Since 2013, she collaborates with the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation as a stage director for their concerts/galas as well as projects coordinator.

Elise Vanderhofstadt – Project Manager

Passionate by the arts and discovering new cultures, Elise studied Modern Languages and Literature in Belgium. She also holds a degree from the University College of London in European Affairs. After several experiences in European not-for-profit organizations and a year of backpacking, she joined the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation as a project manager.

Jacques Ninanne – Financial & Administrative Director

Marianne Poncelet – Executive Vice-President

Marianne Poncelet is Executive Vice-President and Founder Member of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels.

Over the period 1991 until the death of Yehudi Menuhin in 1999, she was his active collaborator in the establishment of the Foundation and creating a wide range of programmes aimed at children and their dreams of a better world, as well as giving a voice to the artists, ambassadors of the many cultures living in Europe.

A graduate in Roman and Hispanic philology from the UCL, Marianne Poncelet also writes fairy tales for children and has published several books in French, Spanish and Hungarian, which can be discovered on: