Yehudi Menuhin: violonist & visionary

Yehudi Menuhin (1916 – 1999)

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 that we should never forget. 

More than ever, his values and messages of tolerance are a powerful source of inspiration for the 21st century and the future of Europe, especially at the eve of the European Parliamentary elections.

For those who have not dared to enter his music, his texts and speeches will be the gateway to the universe of this great musician engaged in the battles of his century.

Yehudi Menuhin for Europe” is a recollection of inspirational speeches and writings as well as joyful souvenirs, pictures and videos that should resonate with the present days.

Texts selected by Kira Alvarez in collaboration with the IYMF