Yaltah Menuhin Memorial Fund

Yaltah’s memory has been honoured with a memorial fund* in her name. Run by Iain and Charlotte Phillips, the primary objective of the fund is to (help) develop the talents of young pianists who have already given proof of their outstanding musical ability and promise in the practice of their art. The YMMF enjoys a close relationship with the prestigious Leeds International Piano Competition; the Yaltah Menuhin Award—a permanent feature of The Leeds—is presented to the pianist who demonstrates the greatest collaborative and empathetic qualities in the chamber performance of the semi-final.

* Registered as a Charitable Trust with the Netherlands Chamber of Commerce; number 24351288


Cécile Ousset: Honorary Patron

The Yaltah Menuhin Memorial Fund is deeply honoured to have on board distinguished pianist Cécile Ousset as its Honorary Patron. Cécile was born in Tarbes, France, and gave her first recital at the age of five, subsequently studying at the Paris Conservatoire with Marcel Ciampi (formerly Yaltah and Hephzibah’s teacher) where she was awarded first prize in the class of 1950. She has won major international prizes, including the Marguerite Long-Jacques Thibaud, Queen Elisabeth, Busoni and Van Cliburn. Cécile won the coveted Grand Prix du Disque for her recording of the Brahms Second Piano Concerto with Kurt Masur.

Recipients of the Yaltah Menuhin Award include: