Thank you everyone who came and filled the Konserthuset Stockholm to celebrate the launch of the Martin Fröst Foundation with Buffet Crampon.

After the concert Jérôme Perrod, President of Buffet Crampon, and Martin Fröst handed over an instrument to Michael Wachira from the Pendo Amani Youth Organization in Nairobi. PAYO is a partner of the Swedish Åtvidaberg’s Kenya Association, a non-profit organisation that supports the personal development and schooling of youth and children in the slum area of Juja in Kenya. The Martin Fröst Foundation will provide musical instruments and support children’s musical learning.

Thank you to everyone on stage and behind the scenes who made this concert possible.

We would like to give special thanks to Stockholm Concert Hall, Vandoren, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Adolf Fredrik Girls Choir and all involved musicians and stage workers who made this concert possible. Also a big thanks to Bohm Bohm Room, project manager for the launch of the foundation and Next Step Media, responsible for the design of the Martin Fröst Foundation.

The Martin Fröst Foundation has decided to help the Pendo Amani Youth Organization (PAYO). PAYO is a partner of the Swedish Åtvidaberg’s Kenya Association, a non-profit organisation that supports the personal development and schooling of youth and children in the slum area of Juja in Kenya. Read more.

We would like to give special thanks to Stockholm Concert Hall, Vandoren, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Adolf Fredrik Girls Choir and all involved musicians and stage workers who made this concert possible. Also a big thanks to Bohm Bohm Room, project manager for the launch of the foundation and Next Step Media, responsible for the design of the Martin Fröst Foundation.

The Martin Fröst Foundation will be supporting the Lovasoa school of music in Antsirabe, Madagascar. Read more.

More information about the Martin Fröst Foundation launch and charity concert to benefit young musicians in the world.

PROGRAMME

Anders Hillborg – Incantation
Mesomedes – Seikilos Epitaph
Hildegard of Bingen – O Virtus Sapiente
Georg Philipp Telemann – Presto
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Symphony No. 39, 3rd Movement
Einojuhani Rautavaara – Suite de Lorca Malaguena
Göran Fröst/Martin Fröst – Nomadia
Mark Sirett – Watane
Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 1, 4th Movement

PARTICIPANTS AND ON STAGE

Swedish Chamber Orchestra
Adolf Fredrik’s Girls Choir
Martin Fröst, conductor and clarinet
Sandra Ibarreche, clarinet
Magnus Holmander, clarinet
Linus Fellbom, lighting design
Ambra Succi, choreography
Students from Royal College of Music and the
School of the Arts in Stockholm

The tickets are out for sale after the 12:th of Mars at www.konserthuset.se 

The launch of the foundation will take place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on April 23, where Fröst will give a concert together with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Adolf Fredrik’s Girls’ Choir.

The foundation will provide resources that can improve and enable children’s and young people’s access to music education and instruments, with a particular focus on regions where cultural resources exist, but financial means are lacking. Buffet Crampon will donate 2 euros to the Martin Fröst Foundation for each student clarinet sold. In addition, the foundation’s purpose will be to support the development of the classical concert form – something that Fröst constantly strives to explore through his critically acclaimed projects. Partner Buffet Crampon will assist in providing funds to people and organizations aiming to open new doors and influence the development of classical music for future audiences.

The renowned clarinettist Martin Fröst launches the Martin Fröst Foundation this spring in his homeland Sweden, followed by launches in Beijing, Paris, New York and London later in 2019. The purpose of the foundation is to give children and young people from all over the world the opportunity to receive music education, enable access to instruments and develop the classical concert form for future generations.

The main sponsor of the foundation is Buffet Crampon, the world’s largest manufacturer of wind instruments and leader in professional clarinets. Buffet Crampon will donate instruments to the foundation and provide vital financial support. The launch of the foundation will take place at the Stockholm Concert Hall on April 23, where Fröst will give a concert together with the Swedish Chamber Orchestra and Adolf Fredrik’s Girls’ Choir.

The foundation will provide resources that can improve and enable children’s and young people’s access to music education and instruments, with a particular focus on regions where cultural resources exist, but financial means are lacking. Buffet Crampon will donate 2 euros to the Martin Fröst Foundation for each student clarinet sold. In addition, the foundation’s purpose will be to support the development of the classical concert form – something that Fröst constantly strives to explore through his critically acclaimed projects. Partner Buffet Crampon will assist in providing funds to people and organizations aiming to open new doors and influence the development of classical music for future audiences.

“Because of recent developments in my life, I took some important personal decisions and also made some crucial artistic choices. The most important of these was to start the foundation. I am so happy that we are finally making this happen and for the great and generous support by Buffet Crampon.” says Martin Fröst.

“We are honored and enthusiastic to associate the name of Buffet Crampon to this humanitarian project. We have been very closed of musicians all over the world since almost 200 years and are very proud with this partnership to help artistic creation and talent of young musicians.” says Jérôme Perrod, CEO of Buffet Crampon Group.

Martin Fröst will be supported by a board including Hermann Stefánsson, professor at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm, and Peter Norman, Swedish economist and former Minister for Financial Markets in the Swedish Government. The Artistic Advisory Board will be chaired by Yehuda Gilad, founder and professor of clarinet at the Colburn Conservatory and professor at USC, and will be assisted by the great clarinetists and teachers Antonio Saiote and Keith Lipson, who will also join the artistic committee for the foundation.

About Martin Fröst

Martin Fröst is widely recognised as an artist who constantly seeks new ways to shape, challenge and rebuild the classical music arena and, together with Miles Davis, the only wind soloist to have received one of the world’s highest music honours; the Léonie Sonning Music Prize. The prestigious list of previous recipients includes Leonard Bernstein, Igor Stravinsky, Birgit Nilson and Daniel Barenboim.

The New York Times has described Fröst as an artist who possesses “a virtuosity and a musicianship unsurpassed by any other clarinettist – perhaps any instrumentalist, in my memory”.

As a soloist and conductor, Fröst has performed with some of the world’s greatest orchestras, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Munich Philharmonic, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, NDR Radiophilharmonie and other important ensembles.

About the Buffet Crampon Group

The Buffet Crampon group is a wind instrument manufacturer that has its registered offices in Mantes-la-Ville, France. Number two worldwide, and European leader in its sector, with a turnover of almost 100 million Euros and an international export rate of approx. 95% of its production, the group counts almost 900 associates from 12 different nationalities.

With its eleven brands: Buffet Crampon, Besson, Antoine Courtois, J. Keilwerth, W. Schreiber, B&S, Hans Hoyer, Melton Meinl Weston, Powell, Rigoutat Paris & Scherzer, the group is active in the segment of woodwind (clarinets, bass clarinets, oboes, bassoons, saxophones, flutes) and brass (trumpets, horns, flugelhorns, trombones, altos, baritones, euphoniums, tubas, saxhorns) instruments. Buffet Crampon’s professional clarinets, oboes and bassoons are manufactured in a grand tradition of French lutherie, in the historic location of Mantes-la-Ville, France. The brass instruments are manufactured in Markneukirchen, a German city with a strong tradition of musical instruments.

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