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Yehudi Menuhin is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century and performed at the Royal Albert Hall on 115 occasions over eight decades making his debut at just 12 years old.
During World War II, Menuhin headlined four wartime fundraising concerts at the Hall. At the last of these concerts, Menuhin was presented with a silver salver tray inscribed: ‘To Yehudi Menuhin as a mark of gratitude and appreciation for voluntarily coming to England during the great war to devote his incomparable art to charity and to give immeasurable pleasure to his countless admirers.’
By April 1943, Menuhin’s concerts in the Hall and across England had raised £30,000 for wartime charities.
Image is a reproduction of a programme cover from 1934.