Every year since its creation, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation has been organizing high-flying concerts with musicians from all over the world and an audience that often leaves the hall in awe.
It is our best way to convey our messages of tolerance, dialogue and the creation of bonds.
There is no need to look back over the past year and its consequences for the cultural world. From us to you is our end-of-year gift, it is the bond that we keep and our will to continue to fill with wonder through music.
From us to you is our way to end this year, to bring music and joy into your homes.
To make this event unique and magical we have gathered the perfect ingredients:
☆ A majestic place, in the heart of the city of Brussels: the event will be broadcasted from the “Gothic Hall” of Brussels City Hall.
☆ Musicians who will manage to take you on a journey through time: Matthieu Saglio Quartet.
☆ A team gathered for its values and its qualities who will make you live the emotions of music and image in the most beautiful way.
Concert starting soon!
As to fully respect the sanitary rules and to still have the possibility to end the year with musical magic, our live concert has been recorded on December 22. We have done all we could to transmit you all the emotion of the moment.
After the European success of NES (Ahlam album – ACT 2018) and with hundreds of concerts in some thirty countries to his credit, time had come for cellist Matthieu Saglio to dive deep inside to contemplate the road he had traveled. This musical and intimate inventory of fixtures is called El Camino de los vientos. A unique and singular path, which has followed changing, surprising winds, blowing in many directions. For these new compositions, Matthieu was surrounded by distinguished guests, among references of European jazz, long time colleagues… and his 3 sons. The result is a varied album, with the cello as the guiding thread to be travelled like a journey out of time.
There are compositions with solos and improvisations with a strong jazz character, but also others in a more classical style with a taste for soundtracks. There are also African rhythms, Arabic quarter tones, flamenco ‘palos’… Like the unclassifiable logic of a path of 20 years of adventures and musical and human encounters, a personal way of looking at the world, beauty and understanding between people. After recording this album with such a rich and varied palette of guests, the challenge was to adapt this new repertoire to live performance. Therefore was born the Matthieu Saglio Quartet, a true luxury, with Steve Shehan (percussion), Christian Belhomme (keyboard), and Léo Ullmann (violin).