The city of Paris has voted the attribution of “Promenade Yehudi Menuhin” to the street between the UNESCO and the avenue de Suffren in the 7th arrondissement.
The inauguration took place on Tuesday 1 October, in the Place de Fontenoy in front of the Paris headquarters of UNESCO, which he has brilliantly served. The date is significant at it is the International Day of music that Yehudi Menuhin himslef instituted when he was president of the UNESCO International Music Council.
This initiative was undertaken by Jean-Jacques Lafaye and Jorge Chaminé et the ceremony was attended by Yehudi Menuhin’s son Krov Menuhin. Among the audience were Renaud Capuçon (violinist) and Bruno Monsaingeon (filmmaker and musician), a delegation of Warner Music France and the president of Live Music Now France.