Wolf Prize Laureate in Music 1991
The Prize Committee for Arts (Music) has unanimously decided that the Wolf Foundation Prize for 1991 be equally divided between: Luciano Berio and Sir Yehudi Menuhin.
Sir Yehudi Menuhin
London, United Kingdom
“One of the greatest violinists of the 20th century, his unforgettable interpretations and humanitarian activities contributed significantly to bringing nations together through musical education, enlightening peoples and elevating cultural levels throughout the world.”
Sir Yehudi Menuhin’s name fills a whole period of the music history. The most famous child prodigy of the 20th century, he went on in his professional career to bring joy and understanding to all.
His unforgettable interpretations not only had great professional impact but also meant love and kindness. In this sense, it can be said that Menuhin is one of the great humanitarians who have contributed much to bring nations together.
His name is also always connected with those institutions whose activities are directed to musical education, enlightenment of peoples and elevation of the cultural level of mankind.