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 Estonian citizens who have a degree in the appropriate field (violin, viola, cello) or are currently studying in an internationally recognised (accredited) music educational institution.
- The application documents must 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 use of the Instrument is decided by the Instrument Foundation’s expect council whose members are not made public.
- The expert council gives its 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’s use. Using the Instrument takes place according to the Instrument Foundation’s Instrument use procedures.
- The Instrument Foundation may announce a competition, if there are more than five applications for an Instrument. The terms of the competition will be specified by the Instrument Foundation.
- Exceptions to current terms of the statute are only allowed with the unanimous, motivated decision of the Instrument Foundation’s board, council members and expert council.
Gloria IlvesStudent at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre. Gloria Ilves is playing on the violin made by the master Joseph (Giuseppe) GAGLIANO (1770-1780).
Theodor SinkPrinciple Cello at the Estonian National Symphony Orchestra
Auguste Sébastien BERNARDEL (Père) (1842)
Hans Christian AavikStudent at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts
Giovanni Paolo MAGGINI (1610)
Robert TraksmannStudent at the Hochschule für Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin
Giuseppe (Joseph) & Antonio GAGLIANO (1775–1780)
Leho KarinCello concertmaster at the Tallinn Chamber Orchestra
Francois Fourrier NICOLAS (1798)
Johanna VahermägiLecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Thomas URQUHART (1650–1700)
Katariina Maria KitsStudent at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Enrico CATENAR (1670)
Andrus HaavConcertmaster at the Estonian National Opera
Auguste Sebastien BERNARDEL (1830-1840)
Valle-Rasmus RootsStudent at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre
Celeste FAROTTI (1904)
Mari Poll-NovakovicLecturer at the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre and concertmaster at the Estonian National Opera
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.