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Daniel Hope celebrates his Musical Grandfather - Yehudi Menuin / KUAF Radio

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"Yehudi Menuin is the reason I became a violinist," confesses Daniel Hope, who takes on his "musical grandfather" in a tribute to the master. Hope fled South Africa in the 1970s along with his parents who settled in London and were nearly broke when Menhuin hired his mother as a secretary.

"Our life changed immediately and forever," says Hope. "For the next years, I grew up in Menuhin's house in Highgate, London, where my mother would take me every day to play, while she worked." The lifechanging experience brought Hope on the trajectory to become the violin star he is today and the tribute album celebrates the glory. Tune in for highlights on Thursday's program coming up at 11 a.m. on KUAF: Fayetteville AR as well as 6 p.m. on KUAF-2.