Yehudi Menuhin in Brussels - 1955

from Unfinished Journey, pages 337-338:

Since the Second World War the Russian contingent at Brussels had regularly scooped most of the prizes, a situation which, making success customary, only rendered anything less than distinction hideous to contemplate. On this particular occasion David Oistrakh spoke to me about his country’s great hope, a young man called Sitkovietsky, who played brilliantly. […] David’s mention if his young compatriot was not intended to influence my judgement – indeed it occurred after the prizes had been awarded – but only to engage my sympathy. Sitkovietsky, he told me, could work with profit …   more >>
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Yehudi Menuhin, Unfinished Journey (London, April, 1977), p. 337-338. accessed: 12 June, 2024

location of experience: Brussels


Yehudi Menuhin
Violinist, Conducting

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Menuhin's experiences on the panel of the Queen Elisabeth Competition performed by Julian Sitkovetsky

Experience Information

Date/Time 1955
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, indoors, in public


Julian Sitkovietsky never became well-known in the West, as he died prematurely in 1958. He had previously married pianist Bella Davidovich in 1950 and their son Dmitry Sitkovetsky (who was to become an eminent violinist and conductor) was born in 1954.

Originally submitted by tlisboa on Fri, 05 Sep 2014 23:22:25 +0100
Approved on Wed, 24 Feb 2016 14:19:09 +0000