Yehudi Menuhin
Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin

About Yehudi Menuhin

Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) was an American violinist and a dazzling virtuoso from childhood who hit a wall in early maturity; he recovered and became a key humanitarian in addition to being a celebrated concert artist. Of Jewish ancestry, Menuhin played for concentration camp inmates at the end of World War II and for West Bank Arabs following the Six-day War; he was often criticized for his political views. In addition to an expansive wealth of concert literature, Menuhin played Indian classical music with Ravi Shankar and jazz with Stéphane Grappelli. In his last years, Menuhin was made a UNESCO Ambassador of Goodwill.

  • HOMETOWN
    New York, NY
  • BORN
    April 22, 1916

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