To mark the centenary of the birth of Yehudi Menuhin, the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation organized an exceptional tribute concert to honour this incomparable musician, who worked throughout his life for peace and intercultural dialogue. The tribute concert took place at the Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels on the 20 October 2016.
True to Yehudi Menuhin’s spirit of service to humanity and to the multicultural life he led, the programme for this tribute concert offered a journey through classical, Indian, jazz and Gypsy music in the company of friends and former pupils of Yehudi Menuhin. The line-up included the great violonist Dr L. Subramaniam (India), Valery Sokdov (Ukraine), Vadim Repin (Russia/belgium), Gilles Apap (France), Iva Bittova (Czech Republic), Kerson Leong (laureate of the 2010 Menuhin Competition in Oslo), and Menuhin’s favourite pupil, Volker Biesenbender (Germany), as well as the Turkish percussionist Burhan Öçal and the Hungarian Gypsy violin virtuoso Roby Lakatos. The Yehudi Menuhin School orchestra and the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel also took part.
A dear friend to Yehudi Menuhin, Pierre Rhabi gave a speech on Yehudi Menuhin’s concern for the environment and way of life.