The Instrument Foundation assists young, Estonian musicians in using precious, internationally recognised string instruments.

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The Instrument Foundation assists talented musicians’ international careers by giving them highly valued instruments made by prominent masters to use.

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The number of high valued string instruments is limited in the world and their value increases daily. The Instrument Foundation offers an opportunity to invest in instruments.

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A new generation of high level musicians has grown up in Estonia. The musicians’ aims can be supported by every music friend.

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Latest news:

Hans Christian Aavik won the first prize in the soloist category at the international competition “Cadenza Contest”

Hans Christian Aavik, who since 2017 is playing on the violin, built by the Italian instrument maker Giovanni Paolo Maggini, which is part of the collection of the Instrument Foundation, achieved first prize in the soloist category, at the international competition “Cadenza Contest”.

The financial prize of the awarded place is accompanied by a concert, in the 2021/2022 season, at a concert hall in Europe, chosen by Cadenza Contest Management.

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I am sincerely privileged to recognise and thank the founders of the Estonian Musical Instrument Foundation and encourage all music friends with social responsibility to support the foundation.

Indrek Saar
Minister of Culture
April 2015–April 2019

Our instruments

We are among the founders of the Foundation to establish a perfect example of cooperation between sectors. The Foundation has extensive monetary requirements which is a match with our main activities.

Robert Kitt
CEO, Swedbank Estonia
January 2015–June 2019