In celebration of the legendary artist's 100th anniversary today, we republish a snippet introducing the prodigy to Strad readers in 1926

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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:

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