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Yehudi Menuhin

(1916-1999), Violinist, conductor and philanthropist

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin

Sitter in 45 portraits
Internationally renowned violinist Menuhin was born in New York, and first played with an orchestra at the age of seven. He maintained an international reputation throughout his life, playing with most of the world's major orchestras. During the 1950s Menuhin performed at the Aldeburgh Festival, and Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears joined him for concerts at the Menuhin Festival Gstaad, which he established in 1957. Menuhin also went on to establish the Bath Festival in 1959, and the Yehudi Menuhin School of Music in 1963. In 1968 he performed Britten's Violin Concerto at the Edinburgh Festival.

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Yehudi Menuhin, by Howard Coster - NPG x2028

Yehudi Menuhin

by Howard Coster
bromide print, 1956
NPG x2028

Yehudi Menuhin, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x35407

Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
chlorobromide print on tissue and card mount, 1956
NPG x35407

Yehudi Menuhin, by Dorothy Wilding - NPG x21328

Yehudi Menuhin

by Dorothy Wilding
bromide print, 1956
NPG x21328

Yehudi Menuhin, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x131745

Yehudi Menuhin

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint on card mount, circa 1957
NPG x131745

Yehudi Menuhin; Diana Menuhin (née Gould), by Madame Yevonde - NPG x131746

Yehudi Menuhin; Diana Menuhin (née Gould)

by Madame Yevonde
black and white reprint on card mount, circa 1957
NPG x131746

Yehudi Menuhin, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x182386

Yehudi Menuhin

by Madame Yevonde
bromide press print, circa 1957
NPG x182386

Yehudi Menuhin and (Edward) Benjamin Britten, by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman) - NPG x15235

Yehudi Menuhin and (Edward) Benjamin Britten

by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman)
bromide print, 1958
NPG x15235

Yehudi Menuhin and (Edward) Benjamin Britten, by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman) - NPG x15236

Yehudi Menuhin and (Edward) Benjamin Britten

by Kurt Hutton (Kurt Hubschman)
bromide print, 1958
NPG x15236

Yehudi Menuhin, by Lotte Meitner-Graf - NPG x136834

Yehudi Menuhin

by Lotte Meitner-Graf
bromide print, circa 1963
NPG x136834

Yehudi Menuhin; David Oistrakh, by Michael Peto - NPG x138052

Yehudi Menuhin; David Oistrakh

by Michael Peto
modern bromide print from original negative, September 1963
NPG x138052

Yehudi Menuhin, by Godfrey Argent - NPG x165663

Yehudi Menuhin

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 10 January 1968
NPG x165663

Sir Adrian Boult; Yehudi Menuhin, by Fox Photos Ltd - NPG x184255

Sir Adrian Boult; Yehudi Menuhin

by Fox Photos Ltd
bromide press print, 8 April 1969
NPG x184255

Eric William Fenby; Yehudi Menuhin, by Unknown photographer - NPG x27595

Eric William Fenby; Yehudi Menuhin

by Unknown photographer
resin print, 1970s
NPG x27595

Yehudi Menuhin, by Roger Perry - NPG x131680

Yehudi Menuhin

by Roger Perry
bromide fibre print, 1970s
NPG x131680

Yehudi Menuhin, by Press Association Photos - NPG x184081

Yehudi Menuhin

by Press Association Photos
bromide press print, April 1976
NPG x184081

Yehudi Menuhin, by Olivier Laffely - NPG x35295

Yehudi Menuhin

by Olivier Laffely
bromide print in window mount, 1989
NPG x35295

Yehudi Menuhin, after DeBellis - NPG D38369

Yehudi Menuhin

after DeBellis
offset lithograph, early 1930s
NPG D38369

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions

Yehudi Menuhin

by Gordon Anthony
halftone reproduction tear sheet, published 8 September 1948
NPG x137542


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