String instruments such as the violin, viola and cello, are the only instrument types for which time adds value and improves the instrument’s sound quality. Today the string instruments built from the 17th to 19th centuries are considered most valuable – time has not harmed them at all. Currently 7000 string instruments from the given period have been preserved and seven instruments are located in Estonia.

The EFMI prised historic instrument collection enables our artists to perform successfully on the world stage and receive high honours at top-level international competitions.

The EFMI wants to augment its collection of historical quality string instruments adding new lucid sounds to our music life. Increasing the collection is only possible with the assistance of our dear music lovers. Currently several outstanding Estonian cellists critically need good instruments. The EFMI desires to add a cello to its collection.

From July 1st 2017, EFMI is included in the non-profit associations and foundations register on income tax incentives.

Major donor

EFMI’s major donors are music lovers that minimally donate 5 000 Euros towards the acquisition of a historic string instrument.

EFMI’s major donor benefits include:

Junior Donor

Additionally to the acquisition of historic string instruments EFMI desires to develop the skills and knowledge of our instrument makers by
permitting them to study under internationally acknowledged (certified) masters in other countries.

EFMI’s junior donors are music lovers that minimally donate 1000 Euros towards training of instrument makers.

EFMI’s junior donor benefits include:

Donations to the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments (SA Eesti Pillifond) can be made with following payment methods:

As a beneficiary of the donation, please mark the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments, the bank account of which is EE382200221063297590.

By making a donation, please write “donation” in the explanation field and your personal ID-code in case you wish to declare your donation.

A physical person can deduct donations from his or her taxable income.
Donations made to an association in the registry within a calendar year can be declared by physical persons in an income declaration that is submitted annually by 31 March.

A taxpayer can deduct the interests of housing loans, training costs, gifts and donations to a total sum of 1,200 euros, but not more than 50% of the taxpayer’s income during the same taxation period.

Donations made by legal persons are exempt from tax in a range of certain limits. A taxpayer will himself choose the limit to be applied, but just one limit can be used in an annual summary. Donations and gifts are exempt from tax for up to: