Yehudi Menuhin


Yehudi Menuhin
noun
British violinist (born in the United States) who began his career as a child prodigy in the 1920s (1916-1999)
Syn: ↑Menuhin, ↑Sir Yehudi Menuhin
Instance Hypernyms: ↑violinist, ↑fiddler

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Yehudi Menuhin [Yehudi Menuhin]
(1916–1999) one of the greatest ↑violinists of the 20th century. He was born in the US but settled permanently in England in the 1940s. He first achieved fame as a child violinist, giving his first public performance at the age of seven in ↑San Francisco. A number of works were later written specially for him by leading composers, including William Walton. In 1963 Menuhin started a school for children with special musical ability. He was also a ↑conductor and directed music festivals, as well as writing and broadcasting on ↑humanitarian subjects. He was made a ↑knight in 1987 and a ↑life peer in 1993.

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