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We are investing in culture because we need leaders and projects that remind us where we come from, who we are and where are we going. We desire that innovative cultural projects be recognised and appreciated in Romania, and that young people dream of becoming tomorrow's cultural leaders. We support and create projects that shall grow this new generation which makes our world spin.

Our axes:

1.Supporting the young generation

Through Fundația9, our cultural foundation, we invest in young creators, we open up culture to the public, we cultivate curiosity, critical spirit and we recover essential fragments from our memory.

We open up cultural spaces where relevant creators meet with the public and use art, culture and dialogue to better understand the world we live in.

We edit a cultural magazine, Scena9, which draws the profiles of the new generation from culture, we launch projects with and about this young cultural scene — Residența BRD Scena9, and we support artists in today's complicated times through our Artists Rooms fund.

Discover our programs on www.Fundația9.ro

2. Contemporary art

We support contemporary art through our Foundation and the cultural space Residența BRD Scena9, as well as by our project, Noaptea Albă a Galeriilor.

In 2021, the project reaches 15 years of existence, and every year, it brings over 70,000 people in galleries, art centres and contemporary spaces.

 

3. Classical music

We strongly believe that classical music must reach as many people as possible and must be better known. It is associated with values in which we believe: excellency, dedication, team spirit, innovation, the events that we are supporting every year reach over 10,000 people from the entire country..

Here are some of them:

Since 2013, we have been supporting Sonoro Conac chamber music concerts, events that, since the beginning, have planned, by associating music with various emblematic architectural works in Romania, to suggest the need for respect, care and support of the patrimony and of the extraordinary cultural resources of Romania.

Throughout these years, we have discovered over 100 legendary locations in the entire country, manors, castles, gardens and houses whose history inspired us.

 

Sonoro Musikland is the newest chamber music festival. It began in 2019, from the desire to celebrate the cultural inheritance of Transylvanian villages and cities, from the Haferland area. The etymology of the festival's name is intentionally German, in order to celebrate the cultural inheritance of this place fraught with history and old Saxon traditions. The festival aims to bring together music in diverse locations and the gastronomical traditions of Transylvania..

You can check the website https://sonoro.ro/ for the time and place of the following concerts.

 

The Stradivarius Tour is an event born out of violinist Alexandru Tomescu's desire to bring the sound of the most famous violin to as many people as possible. Every year, Alexandru Tomescu brings the best music in regions of the country, and tells the most beautiful stories to the audience, children and youth, especially.

The Stradivarius Tour is a collection of music, exquisite stories and good deeds which you can find, every year, in the Stradivarius Concerts.

BRD is the main Partner of the Tour and it has also supported the recreation of the George Enescu memorial house in Mihăileni, a house which now hosts music and art workshops for children from the Moldavian region, every year.

You can check the website http://www.turneulstradivarius.ro/ for the tour history and the concert calendar.

 

Euphonia Festival is the most important chamber music festival from Western Romania. It is a festival born out of the desire to develop the cultural and culturally-educational dimension of the Banat region. The organisers are aiming to reawaken the passion for classical music and to bring it closer to the young audience. In order to do this, they organise concerts in diverse areas, masterclasses, conferences and thematic classes for youth.

You can check them out here: https://eufonia.ro/

 

Violoncellissimo is one of the most famous Romanian chamber music ensembles of the last 15 years and it was formed at the initiative of renowned cellist Marin Cazacu, whom, together with current and former students, started a new path to promote music and young talents from Romania. The Violoncellissimo Tour brings the most talented young cellists from Romania together with their master and much more.

You can check them out here: http://violoncellissimo.ro/noutati

In 2020, we supported over 50 musical concerts in all the regions of the country.