Due to the coronavirus pandemic,
our site is currently closed to visitors.
We are thrilled to welcome back the majority of our staff and pupils, and will continue to consider the safety of our entire community as paramount.
Welcome to The Yehudi Menuhin School
The celebrated violinist Yehudi Menuhin founded his school in Surrey in 1963 to provide a place for musically gifted children from around the world to develop their talents to the highest level within a nurturing and stimulating academic environment, regardless of their economic background.
Today’s school provides a holistic education for 86 exceptional students aged from 8 to 19, with specialist tuition on the stringed instruments, piano and classical guitar. Our students split their time between their academic and musical studies, and are given many opportunities to perform in front of an audience. Concerts take place regularly in our own Menuhin Hall, but also in local schools, care homes and churches, carrying on Menuhin’s belief in the importance of giving back to the community.
Alongside their musical studies, students engage in a stimulating academic programme, and participate in a variety of sporting activities and the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme.
What We Do
Our pupils lead busy and varied lives. Find out more about their musical studies and academic curriculum and how to apply to become a pupil at the School.
The Menuhin Hall
Monday 20 April 2020
We regret to inform you that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all concerts at The Menuhin Hall are now cancelled until the end of July.
At the end of March, the Box Office began contacting ticket holders to offer refunds. Naturally, this is taking some time due to the number of events and tickets in question, so if you have not heard from us yet, we promise to be in touch very shortly. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding during this busy period. Should certain concerts be rescheduled in the next season, we will endeavour to offer priority to those who had tickets booked for those events.
These are very challenging times for all venues and arts charities, so if you are able to do so, we would kindly ask you to consider donating the price of your tickets. We have been humbled by the many voices of support, encouragement and numerous donations we have received so far, ensuring the safety of The Menuhin Hall during this extended closure, and inspiring us all, both at the Hall and The Menuhin School to look forward to a brighter future. We are immensely grateful for this outpouring of generosity; your support will help us plan our next season and assist those pupils whose families are worst-affected by the current crisis.
We would also wish to warmly invite you to our The Menuhin Hall at Home series in which we will be sharing archive recordings of our showcases from the past two years. Please do join us for the concerts you may have missed and revisit the ones to which we had the pleasure of welcoming you. We hope that these recordings will bring back many wonderful memories and give us joy and renewed hope in the coming weeks.
We cannot wait to share our upcoming season with you, to reopen our doors, and invite you back to the The Menuhin Hall when the time finally comes. Until then, and as always, we wish you and your families the very best during these difficult times.
Director of Music
Menuhin Hall Manager
“The Yehudi Menuhin School nurtures exceptional musical talent with a world class education – realising students’ potential, shaping UK and international culture.”
Friends and partners who believe in our mission and share our vision for the future play a critical role in its delivery. Their fundraising supports our drive for excellence and ensures the School's continued impact in the world through music education.