Sir Yehudi Menuhin


Yehudi Menuhin was born in New York of Russian Jewish parents and made his violin debut at the age of 7 with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, launching himself into a career that was to take him all over the world for the ensuing decades playing with all the leading conductors and orchestras.In 1963 he created a boarding school for young musicians. Yehudi Menuhin is President and Associate Conductor of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the Halle Orchestra, Principal Conductor of the English String Orchestra, Principal Guest Conductor of the Warsaw Sinfonia, and President and Principal Conductor of the Philharmonic Hungarica. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.