In the year 2016 the Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments announced a competition for loaning instruments to musicians for fixed terms. The competition had 23 applicants. Currently, nine musicians who presented applications have, at the recommendation of the expert council received an instrument from the Instrument Foundation’s collection for use.
The Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments council has indicated that when new instruments are added to the collection all applications presented in the year 2017, in the first application round will receive consideration.
The Instrument Foundation’s statute for Instrument Use
- The Estonian Foundation of Musical Instruments (hereafter Instrument Foundation) accepts applications for using musical instruments (hereafter Instrument) from all Republic of Estonia citizens who have a degree in the appropriate field (violin, viola, cello) or are studying towards the degree in an internationally recognised (accredited) music educational institution.
- The application documents consist of the previous two year’s creative achievement descriptions and the plans for the next two years together with a field specific CV and recommendation letters from two internationally recognised specialists in the same field.
- The Instrument use is decided by the Instrument Foundation’s expect council whose members are not made public.
- The expert council makes a proposal to the Instrument Foundation’s council whose decision is final and not subject to dispute.
- A contract is signed between the Instrument Foundation and the Instrument’s user concerning the Instrument use and using the Instrument takes place according to the Instrument Foundation’s Instrument use procedures.
- The Instrument Foundation may establish a competition, if there are more than five applications for using an Instrument. The competition conditions will be specified by the Instrument Foundation.
- The current statute conditions’ exceptions are only possible with the unanimous, motivated decision of the Instrument Foundation’s board, council members and expert council.
Theodor SinkENSO’s Principle Cello
Auguste Sébastien BERNARDEL (Père) (1842)
Hans Christian AavikHochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main student
Giovanni Paolo MAGGINI (1610)
Linda-Anette VerteVanemuine Theatre Foundation orchestra concertmaster
Giuseppe (Joseph) & Antonio GAGLIANO (1775–1780)
Leho KarinTallinn Chamber Orchestra cello concertmaster
Francois Fourrier NICOLAS (1798)
Johanna VahermägiEstonian Academy of Musicand Theatre lecturer
Thomas URQUHART (1650–1700)
Hanna–Liis NahkurEstonian National Symphony Orchestra Foundation 1st violin group member
Enrico CATENAR (1680)
Andrus HaavEstonian National Opera concertmaster
Auguste Sebastien BERNARDEL (1802)
Valle-Rasmus RootsEstonian Academy of Music and Theatre student
Celeste FAROTTI (1904)
Mari PollStavanger Symphony Orchestra assistant concert master
Nicola & Giuseppe GAGLIANO (1723)
Investing in the instrument foundation is a socially responsible investment that promotes Estonian culture and musical life as well as provides support to outstanding young musicians. I am very honoured to be a participant in establishing the foundation and making my contribution to it.