The youngest of three musically gifted siblings in a large and musically inclined family, pianist Yaltah Menuhin took up piano at an early age, studying with some of the most renowned teachers across Europe and America.Refining a love for music as she traveled with her violinist brother, Yehudi, while he established his career, Yaltah followed her sister, Hephzibah, in focusing her noted musical talents on the piano. Proper schooling came in the form of studying with such luminaries as Armando Silvestri in Rome, Marcel Ciampi in Paris, and in New York at Juilliard with Carl Friedberg. Making a joint New York debut in 1951 alongside violinist Israel Baker, Menuhin also formed a successful collaboration with second husband Joel Ryce in the 1960s. Other family collaborators included Menuhin's sister and his son at brother Yehudi's 50th birthday celebration at London's Royal Festival Hall, as well as early work with violinist Michael Mann. Yaltah Menuhin died on June 9, 2001, at an undisclosed location. She was 79.