Side road near Unesco headquarters named in honour of the violinist’s presidency of the International Music Council

Menuhin promenade

A street in Paris in front of the Unesco headquarters has been inaugurated as the Promenade Yehudi Menuhin, in honour of the legendary violinist.

The inauguration took place on Tuesday 1 October, in the Place de Fontenoy in front of the Paris headquarters of Unesco, overseen by Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo and in the presence of luminaries including Renaud Capuçon.

The date is significant as it marks International Music Day, first held on 1 October 1975, instituted by Menuhin during his tenure as president of Unesco’s International Music Council.

The Promenade Yehudi Menuhin was an unnamed side road and cycle path running parallel to the Avenue de Lowendal from the Place de Fontenoy to the Avenue de Suffren.

Paris_-_UNESCO_Fred Romero cc-by.2.0

The Unesco headquarters in Paris
Photo: Fred Romero cc-by.2.0

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