Projects

About Instrument Loan Project

Nippon Music Foundation launched the Instrument Loan Project in 1994 to make greater contributions towards the field of classical music. The Foundation has now come to own 21 instruments made by Antonio Stradivari and Bartolomeo Giuseppe Guarneri del Gesu and loans them gratis to young promising musicians and internationally active musicians regardless of their nationalities.

  • Instruments
  • Recipients of Instrumens

Application for the 25th Instrument Loan Committee Meeting in June 2019 (Category A & B)

Category A

Eligibility
35 years old or under as of 1 September 2019
Length of Loan
Will be informed in the result (Maximum of 7 years)
Application Period
1 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
Application
See Step 1 "Application"
Result
Will be notified approximately one month after the meeting

Category B

Eligibility
Performing mainly in Japan and
35 years old or under as of 1 September 2019
Length of Loan
Will be informed in the result (Maximum of 3 years)
Application Period
1 March 2019 - 31 March 2019
Application
See Step 1 "Application"
Result
Will be notified approximately one month after the meeting

Please contact the Foundation for the Category C

Category C

Eligibility
Have a specific purpose of activities
(e.g. Special Concert, Debut Concert,
Anniversary Concert, Recording, Competition etc.)
Length of Loan
Will be informed in the result (Maximum of 1 year)
Application Period
1 year to 2 months prior to the requested start date
of the loan
Application
See Step 1 "Application"
Result
Will be notified approximately one month prior to the
requested start date of the loan at the latest

Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition

Since 1997, Nippon Music Foundation has loaned the Stradivarius 1708 Violin “Huggins” to the Grand Prize winners of the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition of Belgium held in Brussels.



*Applicants can apply for both A and B.
*Re-applying for the Category C is possible after two years from the end date of the loan for those who have or had the loan of the Category C.

 

Application

If you would like to apply for the loan, please send the following application materials to the Foundation. Please note that the submitted materials will not be returned.

1.
Application ( application form application form Form for the age over 20 / application form minor application form minor Form the age 19 or under)
2.
Two Recommendation Letters addressed to Nippon Music Foundation
3.
Biography
4.
Performance Schedule of the Past One Year and the Next One Year
5.
Repertoire
6.
Photography
7.
Reviews and Articles
8.
3 Audiovisual Recordings of Your Playing (see the list of repertoire and details in the Application Form)
Send to
Nippon Music Foundation
Akasaka 1-2-2 Minato-kuTokyo 107-0052 Japan
Tel +81-(0)3-6229-5566  Email info@nmf.or.jp

Screening (Instrument Loan Committee)

The Instrument Loan Committee is responsible for selecting recipients of the instruments. The Committee is composed of members representing Europe, the United States and Asia.

Members

Bin Ebisawa
Honorary Professor at Graduate School of SHOBI University
Mari Fujiwara
Cellist
Koichiro Harada
Violinist, Professor at Toho Gakuen School of Music,
Professor at Tokyo College of Music
Kim Kashkashian
Violist, Professor at New England Conservatory
Ida Kavafian
Violinist, Professor at The Juilliard School,
Professor at Curtis Institute of Music
Count Yvan de Launoit
Vice President of The Queen Elisabeth
International Music Competition, Belgium
Jonathan Nott
Conductor
Sir Curtis Price
Vice President of the Royal Academy of Music, London

Result

A written notification will be sent to the address on the application.

NOTICE:

The applicant who has been selected as a recipient of the Foundation's instrument is required to sign the Loan Agreement and take proper care of the instrument by observing the terms and conditions of the Loan Agreement. Some of the basic requirements as the recipient are - reporting on the use of the instrument, placing the instrument in the care of the instrument dealers designated by the Foundation every three months for its condition checks, and performing gratis for the Foundation. The recipient who resides outside of Japan must import the instrument to Japan before the expiration of the ATA Carnet .

ATA Carnet:
Nippon Music Foundation provides the ATA Carnet to the recipients of the Foundation's instruments for the purposes of facilitating the customs clearance procedure, avoiding the seizure of the instrument and charges (import taxes, penalties etc.) at the customs. The ATA Carnet is an international customs and export-import document to clear customs without paying duties and import taxes.

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