In celebration of the legendary artist's 100th anniversary today, we republish a snippet introducing the prodigy to Strad readers in 1926
‘People tell me that Master Yehudi Menuhin – 10 years of age – is really a violin genius. He has created a sensation in America, and I believe he is to come to Europe shortly, where it may be hoped he will give a recital in London.’
Read Jascha Heifetz‘s first appearance in The Strad, October 1912.
Listen to Menuhin performing Fiocco’s Allegro in 1928, at the age of 12, below: