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1916 2016

Menuhin Centenary

Celebrating the inspirational legacy of one of the 20th century's finest violinists

“Yehudi Menuhin and the Berlin Philharmonic”

until 22 June - Berlin

100th Birthday Exhibition in Berlin, open till 22 June

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“Yehudi Menuhin: Who’s Yehudi?” Now available on BBC iPlayer until 22nd May 2016 (UK only)

from 24 April to 22 May - BBC Four

Screened on BBC Four on Sunday 24 April - now on iPlayer (UK only)

BBC Four commemorates the centenary by exploring the extraordinary musical life of one of the 20th century’s greatest violinists on 24 April

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Classic FM 20-part radio series

Starts Saturday 9th January - 9pm to 10 pm for 20 weeks

"Yehudi Menuhin: The Master Musician", presented by Humphrey Burton, every Saturday 9 to 10 p.m. from 9 January to 21 May

In 1996, Classic FM first broadcast a series to mark the 80th birthday of Yehudi Menuhin, which was also presented by Burton. Menuhin was a much-loved figure in the UK: although born and raised in the United States, he lived in London, took British citizenship and eventually became first a knight of the realm and then a peer. At the time, he came to the Classic FM studios and spent hours reminiscing about his varied life and extraordinary career for what became a highly acclaimed radio series.

Twenty years later, and to mark Menuhin’s centenary in 2016, Classic FM will re-broadcast the entire series with fresh commentary, interviews and content.

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Menuhin Centenary Series

23rd Feb, 5th March, 7th May, 21st May - Fitzwilliam College Cambridge

A Series of events in celebration of the former Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College Cambridge: 23 Feb, 5 March, 7 & 21 May.

Further details and booking

for the Fitzwilliam College Cambridge events:


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Live Music Now celebrates the centenary of Yehudi Menuhin

London, Cardiff and Edinburgh between April and December 2016

A programme of events in London, Cardiff and Edinburgh between April and December 2016

In 2016, Live Music Now is hosting and partnering in a series of events celebrating the Centenary of the birth of its founder, legendary violinist, Yehudi Menuhin. Part of Menuhin's legacy to the world was his vision that music can “comfort, heal and bring delight” and reach people "through every barrier, disability, language and circumstance”. Please join us to take this message further, and bring the unique benefits of music to those unable to access it, all around the UK and beyond.

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Live Music Now Germany celebrates Yehudi Menuhin 2016 with 18 concerts

April 19th to November 7th 2016

In: Augsburg, Bayreuth, Berlin, Dresden, Essen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hannover, Karlsruhe, Köln, Leipzig, Lübeck, München, Münsterland, Rostock, Saarbrücken, Stuttgart, Weimar

Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now Germany was founded in 1992.

Now 20 German LMN societies carry on the great legacy of our mentor by organizing more than 2.500 LMN concerts each year.

In 2016, eighteen of the LMN societies in Germany celebrate the Yehudi Menuhin centenary with gala concerts.

For a list of the events, dates and cities, please :

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Yehudi Menuhin Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Music Museum

Monday 4th January 2016 – Wednesday 30th November 2016

To mark the centenary the Royal Academy of Music Museum in London presents "Yehudi Menuhin: Journeys with a Violin" till 30 November 2016

A lively programme of musical events accompanies the exhibition. Open 11.30am-5.30pm Monday to Friday, 12-4pm Saturdays, closed public holidays, Royal Academy of Music Museum

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Konzerthaus Berlin exhibition

Until 1st May 2016

Yehudi Menuhin Musiker/Mythos/Mensch

Exhibition open until 1 May at the Konzerthaus Berlin.

In a darkened room, dominated by Yehudi Menuhin's signature in white neon, the Konzerthaus Berlin presents a visually dramatic exhibition devoted to Menuhin life and work, on the occasion of the Centenary Hommage in this spectacular concert hall in Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin. It includes seldom seen memorabilia: such as

* a courteous rejection letter addressed to Yehudi's father, Moshe, by the leading London musical agency, Ibbs and Tillett, saying that the firm's policy was not to engage in speculative projects;

* the honorary police badge given to Yehudi as a teenager by the San Francisco Mayor and Police Commissioner;

* an original handwritten letter from Einstein to Yehudi in 1934, asserting the need for the United States to rearm because of the rise of Hitler in Germany.

The exhibition is open till 1 May only .

For full details of the ambitious and admirably planned Hommage, which also closes on 1 May, see www.konzerthaus.de/en/menuhin-hommage

Design of exhibition: Stefan Schöbinger. Photo credit: Oliver Lang.

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Live Music Now (Austria) announces “VIOLINISSIMO” Gala in Vienna

21st April 2016 Konzerthaus, Lothringerstrasse 20, 1030 Vienna, Austria

For Yehudi Menuhin's 100th birthday


Julian Rachlin (violin)

Carolin Widmann (violin)

Alina Pogostkina (violin)

Wiener Kammerorchester: Stefan Vladar (conductor)


J. S. Bach: Violin concerto in E Major

Beethoven: Violin concerto

Brahms: Violin concerto

This gala benefit concert for Live Music Now (Austria) will repeat the programme that Yehudi Menuhin played as a twelve year old boy with the Berlin Philharmonic – the concert that launched his international career.

Tickets are available from the box office of the Konzerthaus: www.konzerthaus.at

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Menuhin and Gstaad – Maxim Vengerov & The Menuhin Academy Soloists

Friday 22nd April 2016, Saanen Church Gstaad 19.00 hrs

This will take place in Gstaad, at a special celebration week which will include master classes, conferences and a concert on 22nd April 2016 with our Maestro and Artistic Director, Maxim Vengerov.

"A Celebration" by the International Menuhin Music Academy Gstaad (IMMA), 22 April.

J.S.Bach (1685-1750)
Chaconne in d minor from 2nd partita for violin
Soloist: Maxim Vengerov

Violin concerto n 5, in A major K 219

* 1.Allegro aperto Adagio Allegro aperto
* 2.Adagio
* 3.Rondeau- tempo di minuetto
Soloist: Maxim Vengerov

P.I Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
Serenade for string orchestra op 48

* Pezzo in forma di sonatina: Andante non troppo — Allegro moderato
* Valse: Moderato — Tempo di valse
* Élégie: Larghetto elegiaco
* Finale (Tema russo): Andante — Allegro con spirito. Best Oleg

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An all-Beethoven concert in Brescia, Northern Italy, on 22 April

22nd April 2016 - Brescia Italy

with the Violin Concerto performed by Uto Ughi

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