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 23 April, 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 organisations aiming to open new doors and influence the development of classical music for future audiences.