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16th March 2012: Happy 95 Birthday! to ROBERT MASTERS.

Robert Masters was Nigel's first teacher at the Menhuin School in Surrey.

Surrey, 1964. Yehudi Menuhin and Robert Masters appear to be discussing the progress of seven-year-old Nigel Kennedy who was then in his first year at the Menuhin School. (photo David Farrell)

Our thanks to Philip Baily, who was Yehudi Menuhin's personal assistant for 22 years from 1976 until his death in 1999.

Philip has written a two-volume biography of Menuhin and his family entitled Yehudiana - Reliving the Menuhin Odyssey (see The photo comes from the chapter dealing with the establishment of the Menuhin School in Surrey.