The Foundation is administered by an international Board, of which the founding President was Lord Menuhin. The current Chairman of the Board is Coen Teulings. The President of Honour is our former President, Enrique Barón Crespo. The General Assembly is the supreme authority. An Executive Committee manages the day-to-day functioning of the Foundation, while a Sponsoring Committee focuses on funding the Foundation’s projects. An Honorary Committee, comprising leading personalities from the international arts scene, supports us in realizing our aims.

The foundation team in Brussels

Marianne Poncelet – Executive Vice-President

Elise Vanderhofstadt – Project Manager

Juliette Van Maele – Project Assistant

Simon Eychenne – Project Assistant

Graziella Boggiano – Stage Director & Project Coordinator

Jacques Ninanne – Financial & Administrative Director

Charles-Axel Van Ryn – Legal adviser


Effective members

The members of the Board as well as:

Louisa Anastopoulou (GR)
Enrique Baron Crespo (ES)
Luciana Castellina (IT)
Paulo Coelho (BR)
Philippe Demain (BE)
Catherine Dolto (FR)
Eduardo Marçal Grilo (PT)
Marie-Therese Huppertr (DE)
Claudio Murri (IT)
Juan de Dios Ramùirez Heredia (ES)
Hanna Schygulla (DE)
Alessandra Silverstro (IT)
Rita Sussmuth (DE)
Nicolas Tavitian (UK/FR)

And a representative of each national structure:

Austria -Stand 129
Belgium – vzw MUS-E Belgium
Finland – MUS-E Finland
France – Courant d’Art
Germany –MUS-E Deutschland
Hungary – MUS-E Hungary
Israel – The Jaffa Institute
Italy – MUS-E Italia Onlus
Kosovo – MUS-E Kosova
Liechtenstein – MUS-E Liechtenstein
Portugal – Associação Menuhin Portugal
Spain – Fundación Yehudi Menuhin España (FYME)
Switzerland – MUS-E Schweiz


The IYMF brings together artists and intellectuals who can advise us on our various projects and further increase the impact of the Foundation’s work.

Salvatore Accardo (IT)
Gilles Apap (FR)
Volker Biesenbender (DE)
Jean-Pierre Changeux (FR)
Gianfranco De Bosio (IT)
Jan Figel (SK)
Didier Lockwood (FR)
Federico Mayor Zaragoza (ES)
Pasqual Maragall (ES)
Pierre Rahbi (FR)
Michel Serres (FR)


ART-ACTIV – Romania
Associazione MUS-E Napoli – Italy
Brunnen Passage – Austria
Centre Tapovan – France
Divadlo z Pásze – Hungary
ETP Slovensko Centre for Sustainable Development – Slovakia
Europa Nova Academy – Croatia
European Roma Information Office (ERIO) – Belgium
San Juan Retreat – Spain
Haydn Conservatoire – Austria
Institut de Recherche, Formation et d’Action sur les Migrations (IRFAM) – Belgium
La Maison du Conte – Belgium
Odin Teatret – Denmark
Roma Education Fund (REF) – Hungary
Sons-Croisés – France
The Mosaic Art And Sound Ltd. – UK
Union Romani – Spain


Coen Teulings – President (Netherlands)

Werner Schmitt – Vice-President (Switzerland)

Stefano Micossi – Treasurer (Italy)

Marianne Poncelet – Executive Vice-President (Belgium)

Jorge Chaminé (France)

Guilherme d’Oliveira Martins (Portugal)

Ivan Hodac (Czech Republic)

Alexis Lautenberg (Switzerland)

Jean-Edouard Carbonelle (Belgium)

George Metakidès (Greece)

Herman Van Rompuy (Belgium)

Thierry Van Roy (Belgium)

Kiran Vyas (India)

The President of Honour is our former President Enrique Barón Crespo (Spain)