• Graziella Boggiano

    Project Manager

    The Homelands Project

    Graziella Boggiano holds a degree in Public Relations and Communication.


    Artist in the soul, she decided in the early 90's to leave everything to start classical voice studies.


    Since then, projects have followed either in theater as an actress, as a theatre coach with different audiences, as a director of performances, musicals, events, fashion shows and coordination of projects.


    Since 2013, she collaborates with the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation as a stage director for their concerts/galas as well as projects coordinator.

  • Sergio Roberto Gratteri

    Concept & artistic coordinator

    The Homelands Project

    Sergio Roberto Gratteri is a Brussels based art educator and  cultural entrepreneur.​

    Soon after his studies in Musicology and Cultural Management at the Universities of Leuven(BE), Venice and Rome (IT)  he developed the strong belief that art should be a part of every single person’s personal growth, regardless their background. 

    He therefore started his professional career in the field of Art Education and cultural programming working with organisations as the MUSST Foundation, the University of Leuven, Interpreti Veneziani and De Pianofabriek.​

    After additional studies in acting and voice and always in search of sustainable artistic projects that are relevant to the needs of our society,  Sergio Roberto joined the Projeto Axé and led several artistic social programs in the favelas of Salvador do Bahia in Brazil. He also initiated and coordinated participation projects like Singing Brussels, an ongoing international initiative to bring the practice of singing back in to the heart of our society.

    As coordinator of Music Education, Learning & Participation at the Centre for Fine Arts Brussels (BOZAR) he developed in the past  few years new participation concepts to engage new audiences for classical, jazz and world music working with renowned orchestra’s and artists, like the Mahler Chamber Orchestra, the London Symphony Orchestra,  Joyce di Donato, Fred Hersh, Ibrahim Maalouf and many others.​

    As a freelance curator and dramaturg he supports cultural institutions, festivals and artistic ensembles in defining new strategies for audience engagement and in setting up refreshing models for artistic programming.

  • Eve Deroover

    Community & digital Manager

    The Homelands Project

    After a degree in communication / advertising at the IHECS and training in illustration at the Brussels Academy of Fine Arts, Eve's dream is to put the formidable techniques of commercial marketing at the service of human and artistic projects.

    For many years she was responsible for communication at the House of Cultures in Molenbeek, where she also organised numerous exhibitions with renowned artists. She then worked for the City of Brussels in the North Quarter and for the National Theatre as communication manager.

    Eve has worked with the Foyer vzw, a pioneering association for integration in Brussels. There she developed the MigratieMuseumMigration, a museum of Brussels immigration that opened its doors in 2019.

    Today she works in the municipality of Molenbeek.

    The Homelands Project is a natural part of this approach to welcoming newcomers through art in Brussels.


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Elise Vanderhofstadt

Project manager

International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation

Passionate by the arts and discovering new cultures, Elise studied Modern Languages and Literature in Belgium. She also holds a degree from the University College of London in European Affairs. After several experiences in European not-for-profit organizations and a year of backpacking, she joined the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation as a project assistant.

International Yehudi Menuhin foundation


Yehudi Menuhin, one of the greatest violinists and humanists of the 20th century, founded the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels in 1991 as an international non-profit association by royal decree. His vision was to bring to life long-term projects, designed to give a voice to the voiceless, through artistic expression in all its forms. The mission of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation is to remind political, cultural and educational institutions of the central place of art and creativity in any process of personal and societal development. Drawing on Yehudi Menuhin’s humanist work, it initiates artistic projects that give a voice to the cultures present in Europe.

The main fields of activities: art at school (MUS-E® Network coordination), art in residence (organization of artistic residencies for young musicians), leading and participating to projects for social inclusion and intercultural dialogue, and giving multicultural concerts with strong messages.

Marianne Poncelet

Executive Vice President

International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation

“Each human being has the eternal duty of transforming what is hard and brutal into a subtle and tender offering, what is crude into refinement, what is ugly into beauty, ignorance into knowledge, confrontation into collaboration, thereby rediscovering the child's dream of a creative reality incessantly renewed by death, the servant of life, and by life the servant of love".

(extract of preface of  “Romuar, un enfant de la terre et du ciel” by Marianne Poncelet)


Marianne Poncelet is Executive Vice-President and Founder Member of the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation in Brussels, where she has been taken a leading role in its development and management since 1991.

Over the period 1991 until the death of Yehudi Menuhin in 1999, she was his active collaborator in the establishment of the Foundation and creating a wide range of programmes aimed at children and their dreams of a better world, as well as giving a voice to the artists, ambassadors of the many cultures living in Europe.


A graduate in Roman and Hispanic philology from the UCL, Marianne Poncelet also writes fairy tales for children and has published several books in French, Spanish and Hungarian, which can be discovered on:


Juliette Van Maele

IYMF Project Assistant

With a degree from IHECS in Animation Socio-Culturel et Education Permanente, Juliette had her first experiences in the cultural world at Kunstenfestivaldesarts as a production assistant. She realised there how much she loves to be in contact with different artists from different part of the world, and to organise cultural events. Thanks to a trilingual upbringing, she enjoys the many opportunities to speak Flemish and English in a daily basis. So it was only natural that she joined the International Yehudi Menuhin Foundation as a project assistant.

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