Nippon Music Foundation was established in 1974 with the objective to "enhance music culture" in Japan. In 1994, the Foundation started the "Instrument Loan Project" through which the Foundation has strived to make international contributions by loaning the top quality stringed instruments acquired by the Foundation. The Foundation now owns 21 stringed instruments (15 Stradivarius violins, 1 viola, 3 cellos and 2 Guarneri del Gesu violins), and as the custodian of these world cultural assets, maintains them for future generations and loans them gratis to internationally-active musicians regardless of their nationalities.
The Foundation organizes benefit concerts worldwide where more than 10 Stradivarius instruments are played by the recipients. These concerts offer unique opportunities for classical music lovers to fully enjoy the timbre of the superb stringed instruments. The proceeds are donated to the local organizations to be used for projects to promote classical music and other worthy causes.
The Foundation also provides grants to support a variety of classical music projects including concerts, workshops and seminars organized by local organizations.
The Foundation's activities are made possible by the generous support of The Nippon Foundation.
|Bin Ebisawa||Honorary Professor at Graduate School of Shobi University|
|Toshihiko Fukui||President of the Canon Institute for Global Studies|
|Izumi Kadono||Honorary Professor at Seisen University, President of The Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research|
|Kunihiko Saito||Former Ambassador of Japan to the United States of America|
|Chiharu Takeuchi||Attorney at Law at Nozomi Law Office|
|Auditors||Takashi Kakimi||Attorney at Law|
|Sadahiko Yoshimura||Certified Public Accountant|
|Naoki Aikawa||Professor Emeritus at Keio University|
|Koichiro Aramaki||Former Chairman of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited|
|Hiroaki Fujii||Adviser to The Japan Foundation, President of Mori Arts Center|
|Hisako Hatakeyama||Director of Hatakeyama Memorial Museum of Fine Art|
|Mitsu Kimata||Former Chair & President of NPO JKSK Empowering Women Empowering Society|
|Takehiko Kiyohara||Executive Adviser to Sankei Shimbun Co., Ltd.|
|Yukiharu Kodama||Advisor to The Mechanical Social Systems Foundation|
|Takeju Ogata||President of The Nippon Foundation|
|Hisayoshi Suma||Cardiac Surgeon|
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