Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra

Saturday 19 May 2018: 7.30pm
Yehudi Menuhin School Orchestra
Oscar Colomina i Bosch Conductor

Grand Hall at the Dorking Halls
Tickets £14; £18; £26

The Yehudi Menuhin School has always had a flourishing string orchestra. Yehudi Menuhin considered it as a vital part of the musical education offered to these exceptionally gifted young musicians, and he himself often directed the ensemble. It performs regularly at the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad, Switzerland, and at festivals around the UK.
Many very distinguished musicians besides Lord Menuhin have worked with the orchestra. Their second president, Mstislav Rostropovich conducted the orchestra both in the Royal Albert Hall and at the opening concert of The Menuhin Hall; Andras Schiff directed the ensemble from the keyboard in a concert at the Sheldonian in Oxford, and in 2007 Vladimir Ashkenazy conducted the orchestra at La Foce, Tuscany. The orchestra is now directed by Oscar Colomina i Bosch.