Solisti Menuhin International Academy
Yehudi Menuhin (New York 1916- Berlin 1999) created the International Menuhin Music Academy in 1977 with Alberto Lysy, his disciple and friend. Under their guidance was trained a young Ukrainian Oleg Kaskiv, who arrived from Lviv in Switzerland in 1996 and became, in 2001, one of the brilliant winners of the prestigious Queen Elizabeth Competition.His attachment to the tradition of the Menuhin brought him back as a violin teacher, then Musical Director and Director of Studies at the Academy. Under his leadership, the Camerata des Solistes de la Menuhin Academy was formed and developed. In 2015, the Institut Le Rosey welcomed the Menuhin Academy to its Rolle campus and offered it the position of orchestra in residence. Since the arrival of Renaud Capuon in July 2019 as Artistic Director, both have been working hand in hand to promote the Academy around the world, accompanied by Ivan Vukevi (viola) by Pablo de Navern (cello) as well as the violinist Guillaume Chilemme, assistant to Renaud Capuon. In October 2021, two new internationally renowned teachers joined the Academy: Grard Causs for the viola class and Clemens Hagen for the cello class. At the start of the 21st century, and in accordance with the philosophy of the founder, the ambition of the Menuhin Academy is to make its virtuoso students ambassadors of a tradition of excellence and musicality, capable of transmitting the humanist heritage of the great classical works.