The İKSV Instrument Support Fund provided instrument support to music students in the earthquake region

İKSV launched the İKSV Earthquake Region Instrument Support Fund to provide instruments to music students and instructors after the earthquake on 6 February 2023. With the funds allocated from the Foundation's budget and contributions of many valuable supporters, a fund of approximately 5,600,000 TL was created. Thanks to the İKSV Instrument Support Fund, a total of 384 instruments were delivered to those in need.

These instruments include acoustic drums, acoustic guitar, long-stem baglama, short-stem baglama, electric baglama, bass guitar, drums, cello, goblet drum, electric acoustic guitar, bassoon, flute, side-blown flute, kabak kemane, qanun, violin, clarinet, double bass, mey, ney, tuba, organ, piano, G-clarinet, oud, viola, violoncello, piccolo flute and trumpet.

Instrument support was provided to students studying at fine arts high schools, conservatories, and fine arts education departments in 11 provinces affected by the earthquake, as well as to the Hatay Academy Symphony Orchestra.

İKSV Instrument Support Fund will grow with new projects

Within the scope of the Notes of Hope project, co-initiated by İKSV and Institut français, the first steps of a two-year professional training collaboration with the Metz-Grand Est National Orchestra have been taken. Within the scope of this collaboration, musicians from both Turkey and France will come together in masterclasses to be organised in Hatay between 2024 and 2025 to share their experiences and work together.

The Notes of Hope project, supported by leading French cultural institutions such as Radio France, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, and Philharmonie de Paris, will provide music students and teachers in the earthquake region with the opportunity to receive pedagogical formation and music education in various music institutions in France, as well as instrument donations from France.

Contributors to the İKSV Instrument Support Fund

Launched by İKSV in collaboration with Doremusic and Zuhal Müzik, the fund was supported by Pozitif Müzik, Support Foundation for Civil Society, Turkey Mozaik Foundation and Paribu, as well as many individuals, institutions and organisations.

İKSV collaborated with Doremusic, Sala Müzik, Cangöz Müzik, Keylan Müzik and Zuhal Müzik in the procurement process of the instruments.

Furthermore, through İKSV's international collaborations, Youth Bridge Turkey-Germany and the Association of German Music Schools organised a donation campaign to provide 45 instruments from the Düsseldorf region. These instruments have been received in Turkey and distribution is underway together with the supporting music companies.

With the support of The Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, instruments were provided to 8 music students from Kahramanmaraş.

In collaboration with Institut français, a solidarity concert where Orchestre National de Metz accompanied pianist Can Çakmur was organised. The proceeds of the concert, supported by TEB and TotalEnergies Turkey, were donated to the fund.

You can visit here to see the full list of all individuals and organisations contributing to the İKSV Instrument Support Fund.

Thanks to all organisations and individuals who contributed to and supported the İKSV Instrument Support Fund.