Yehudi Menuhin Foundation

During 2017-2018, Open Earth Foundation will be closely collaborating with the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation.

Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) was one of the most celebrated violinists of the twentieth century. From his debut at the age of 8 until his death at 82, he was renowned for his talent as a violinist, conductor… and humanist.

In 1991, Yehudi Menuhin established the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels, to serve as the base for the implementation and coordination of cross-cultural projects. His vision was to give a voice to the voiceless through a number of programmes run by the Foundation.

The Foundation continues the work started by Yehudi Menuhin and acts as a catalyst for new ways of cross-cultural exchange in collaboration with 13 national structures based in Europe and Israel:

  • Improving the development of children from infancy
  • Promoting artistic exchanges within Europe and throughout the world
  • Encouraging the expression and representation of cultural minorities through the Assembly of Cultures of Europe
  • Organizing concerts, exhibitions, artistic manifestations and other events in the spirit of Yehudi Menuhin’s humanism.

(Concert “Violins for Peace” in Bozar, Brussels, October 2016)

25 May 2017. After the concert in the Spanish Embassy with Ambassador of Spain Cecilia Yuste, Ambassador of Italy Elena Basile, President of Yehudin Menuhin Marianne Poncelet, gallerist Roberto Polo and UN official Carlos Jimenez

Young musicians from the Yehudi Menuhin Foundation being hosted by OEF after their concert at the Spanish Embassy in Brussels