Yehudi Menuhin

This is the first festival in France in his honour. Menuhin lived from 1930-1935 in Ville d'Avray (between Paris and Versailles), where he was named an honourary citizen.

Yehudi Menuhin (1916-1999) is unanimously recognised to have been one of the greatest violinists and humanists of the twentieth century. Honoured with distinctions all around the world, he received in France the Grand Officier de la Légion d'Honneur. In Easter 2016, the first edition of the festival celebrated the centenary of his birth.

Festival Hommage Menuhin is a place of interactions between performers and listeners, masters and learners, tributes and dreams.


Menuhin, as a young prodigy, built his career through excellence and passion. Similarly, this innovative project targets outstanding artists who are under 30 years old and who are well-established on the international scene. The objective is to offer an unique music experience, in a convivial environment that will allow rich human exchanges. Each day, come and experience them in different chamber music ensembles, in duo, trio or quartet.



In partnership with GPSO conservatories (Grand Paris Seine Ouest), chamber music masterclasses will be given by Professor Marie-Christine Millière.

What guides us is children’s response, their joy in learning to dance, to sing, to live together. It should be a guide to the whole world.
— Yehudi Menuhin

yehudi menuhin for kids

In partnership with the schools of Ville d'Avray, the Festival offers students musical interventions directly in the classes to raise awareness from an early age.



The author Ilios Kotsou invites the public to short meditations, together with the pianist Lilit Grigoryan who will play works of Federico Mompou and Arvo Pärt.

Through music and meditation that enrich each other, it is an intense experience of altruism and compassion.