The man that hath no music in himself,

Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,

Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.

(.......................)

Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

W.Shakespeare

 


 

We should all have the right to listen to music, understand it, and learn to play an instrument.

Learning to play a musical instrument is a way of taking time for ourselves. We develop fundamental skills on both a physical and an emotional level.

Playing music fulfils an important role in our social lives. When we perform together, it fosters the awareness that each of us has a specific and fundamental part in forming a harmonious whole.

The Foundation uses its financial resources primarily to promote and support projects that work in music education and training, especially in social environments where access to music is difficult.


Radicondoli: A Special Project

The Foundation coordinates a music education and learning project of its own.

Music can become an integral part of everyone's life, inspiring reflection and enjoyment and acting as a tool for learning. Making music with others serves as a catalyst for personal development, teaching us to be part of a community and to show respect for others and ourselves.

The activities offered as a part of this project are held at music schools in two areas of Tuscany: Radicondoli, a small village near Siena, and in Molazzana a hamlet in Garfagnana, near Lucca.

The two schools are a cultural resource not only for the residents of these two small towns, but also for those in the surrounding villages.

The concerts performed by the students, with teachers sometimes taking part, are held regularly and ordinarily take place at the school RadiconventoMusica. Touring concerts are also held in the villages or churches of Radicondoli and Molazzana to give residents deeper insight into life in the schools and involve them in the educational model proposed by the project.

Annual Report 2015/2016

Immagine RA 2016/2017

French version only

Foundation Board

Alexandra Gelpke 

Chairman

Roberto Cozzolino

Board member

Cataldo D’Andria

Board member

Mariateresa Scassellati Sforzolini

Board member

Francine Wilson

Secretary