The Official Residence of the Spanish Embassy welcomes the Brussels Chamber Orchestra

"Los Mediodias de la Embajada" are a cycle of public diplomacy on science, art, and culture. On the 12th of December, they will host a presentation of European projects by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation at the Official Residence. The presentation will be followed by a concert offered by the IYMF orchestra in residence: the

The Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España celebrates its 20th anniversary!

On the special occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España, they publish a series of articles and interviews of people who mean or who have meant a lot to their Foundation. Enrique Baron, President of the Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España opens the series which also includes testimonies of artists and students

Inauguration of the Promenade Yehudi Menuhin in Paris

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

IYMF partner of the Leonardo 4 Children concert

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci’s death (1519-2019) and 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989-2019), with a focus on art and science for children, the non-profit foundation “Carano 4 Children” launched the flagship initiative « Leonardo 4 Children » with the following objectives: Stimulate

Video on MusiLib: Music for Children’s Multicultural Learning

The MUSILIB project offers an expanded multilingual and multicultural online library for children, developed as part of the previous successful MultiLib project (, containing 26 children’s stories translated into 6 European languages and 6 additional minority languages from each partner country. Follow-up project MUSILIB will provide new ideas, inspirations, methodology, and tools by using a

IYMF collaborates with the Plateforme mineurs en exil

The Platform Kinderen op de vlucht / Plate-forme Mineurs en exil is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For this occasion, they will organise on the 26 November  a day full of sharing and meetings as well as policy debates on the future opportunities and challenges for children in migration. But it would not be a

IYMF Residency – muse Salentine Festival (Alessano, Italy)

The International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is holding an expectional residency at the muse Salentine Festival edition 2019! With our orcherstra ambassador the Brussels Chamber Orchestra (BCO) directed by Mario Villuendas and our guest of honour, the Italian violonist Alessandro Quarta. For this special event, we also collaborate with musicians from MUS-E Italy: Davide Bonetti, Sebastiano

2019 Artistic Multidisciplinary Residency in Farnières (Music Up Close Network)

IYMF organizes international artistic residencies for young artists from diverse cultures. These creative laboratories encourage the exchange of knowledge, invite to explore and experiment new fields, open up new horizons, provide new skills and promote co-creation. From the 24th until the 30th of June 2019, IYMF held an artistic residency in the Domaine de Farnières

MUS-E Deutschland e.V: one of the most convincing social initiatives in Germany!

On June 3, 2019, the 15th startsocial e.V. competition took place in Berlin. Startsocial is a nationwide competition for the promotion of volunteer social commitment and awards 100 four-month consulting scholarships and 25 awards each year, including seven cash prizes, under the motto "Help for Helpers". MUS-E Deutschland e.V. was one of the top 25

IYMF contributes to the project FroMe2EU!

According to the European motto “united in diversity”, the project FromME2EU initiated by ALDA (Association of Local Democracy Agency) aims to provide opportunities for European citizens and Migrants’ communities to work together, in order to promote a new idea of a multicultural Europe. The idea is that every migrant should be considered as a citizen and every citizen

Journées Littéraires de Tapovan – 10,11,12 May 2019

The Open University Yoga & Ayurvéda directed by Kiran Vyas, member of the Board of the Foundation. Kiran Vyas, pioneer of Ayurveda in France and Europe and his team have been teaching Yoga and Ayurveda for more than 35 years. On the 10, 11 and 12 May 2019 the "Journées Littéraires" were taking place in

Yehudi Menuhin for Europe

Yehudi Menuhin was one of the greatest musicians of all time. But not only. From the concentration camps liberated in 1945 to the end of the siege of Sarajevo in 1996, Yehudi Menuhin never resolved to separate music from his political commitments and he was the author of impactful writings and speeches. More than ever,

Homelands, places of belonging: FINAL EVENT – 4 May 2019

On the 4th of May, we held the final event of the project Homelands, places of belonging celebrating and shedding a spotlight on 6 monhts of co-creation and fruitfult collaboration between 8 refugee-artists and partners from the socio-cultural sector of Brussels! This is just to get a taste of the event... Pictures by Kristof Claeys.

Music Up Close Network: CALL FOR APPLICATION 2019 IS OPEN!

OPEN ! Call for participation to the third edition of the artists ambassador’s residential session organized by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Belgium is now open! The theme of this session “Beyond our inner limits” aims to explore artistic domains that should be more familiar in the practice of the (orchestral) musician today, with

Homelands, places of belonging: Follow us on the Blog!

Homelands, places of belonging is a community co-creation project for and by refugee artists, led by the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation and its partners running from October 2018 until April 2019. For all the news on the project follow the blog! 

Multilib: discover the illustrated stories!

The IYMF was partner of the project Multilib (Erasmus +) offering a vibrant multicultural e-library with traditional and contemporary children’s stories in 12 different languages, including those of six cultural minorities in Europe. Several beautifully illustrated stories have been created in the e-book format and can be discovered right here!  

Pierre Rabhi “La Sobriété Heureuse” – 10 December 2018

On the 10th of December 2018, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation collaborated with Emergences asbl for the conference of Pierre Rabhi, a dear fiend to Yehudi Menuhin, on "La Sobriété Heureuse" at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB). On this occasion, the orchestra in residence at IYMF - The Brussels Chamber Orchestra (BCO) - gave a

Diversity Makes Music – 21 November 2018

highlight of the year was the “Diversity Makes Music” concert in Flagey – one of the most important cultural venues of Brussels – on 21 November 2018. Through this concert we wanted to address an contemporary issue dear to us all, namely the migration crisis. This unique concert was a dialogue between East and West,