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The Kavli Trust

The Kavli Trust

The Kavli Trust has supported the Bergen International Festival for a number of years. The Trust is especially supportive of efforts to make the festival accessible to people who, for various reasons, are not able to experience the programme at the regular festival venues.

The Kavli Trust supports the festival’s rich and varied outdoor programme, with most events free and open to everyone. Support from the Kavli Trust ensures that the festival can offer a free Opening Ceremony for the whole town to enjoy.

The Kavli Trust makes it possible for the festival to collaborate with Bergen Red Cross, Robin Hood House and many other organisations to provide tickets free of charge to people in challenging life situations.

Thanks to support from the Kavli Trust, bespoke festival concerts will be arranged in hospitals, nursing homes, schools, senior centres, the prison and asylum centres around Bergen. In 2018 and 2019 the Festival's programme of tailored events continues to develop and expand to include audiences of all ages under the conceptual umbrella of the Festival Collective.

We would like to thank the Kavli Trust for their contribution and involvement in making festival experiences available to more people.

Sparebankstiftelsen DNB - Dextra Musica

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica

The Savings Bank Foundation DNB is an independent foundation that works to increase interest in and understanding of art and culture, especially among children and youth. They achieve this by supporting projects that involve good communication and encourage participation.

Dextra Musica is a subsidiary of the Savings Bank Foundation DNB, and since 2006 it has purchased valuable string instruments that it lends to Norwegian musicians.

With support from The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica the 2017 Festival presents world class young, Norwegian musicians and prominent international artists in concerts in Troldsalen and in the composers' homes of Edvard Grieg, Ole Bull and Harald Sæverud at Troldhaugen, Lysøen and Siljustøl.

Funds and collaboration from The Savings Bank Foundation DNB – Dextra Musica have in addition contributed to make possible the mentor programme Crescendo.

The Bergen International Festival would like to thank The DNB Savings Bank Foundation – Dextra Musica for their support.

H. Westfal-Larsen og hustru Anna Westfal-Larsens Almennyttige fond

H. Westfal-Larsen og Hustru Anna Westfal-Larsens Almennyttige fond is a charitable foundation that aims to support the promotion of initiatives that benefit Bergen as a city and its cultural scene. The Fund supports A Man of Good Hope and the Closing Performance, Life is Dream, at the 2018 Bergen International Festival.

A Man of Good Hope describes some of the greatest challenges of our time: crime, human trafficking, migration, poverty and xenophobia. Award-winning Isango Ensemble perform this gripping piece of music theatre.

H. Westfal-Larsen og hustru Anna Westfal-Larsens Almennyttige fond also support the international coproduction Life is a Dream, a grand performance about dreams, reality and the realm in between.

The Bergen International Festival thanks H. Westfal-Larsen og Hustru Anna Westfal-Larsens Almennyttige fond for their generous contribution.

Herman Friele

Herman Friele is a renowned businessman and politician with his heart in both Bergen and the festival, and who wishes to contribute to the further development of the festival.

Supported by Herman Friele, the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra and Meow Meow will create a thoroughly unique evening of songs and music in Grieghallen.

The Festival is grateful to Herman Friele for his support of Meow Meow’s Pandemonium at this year's Bergen International Festival.

Fritt Ord

The Fritt Ord Foundation

The Fritt Ord Foundation is a private philanthropic foundation whose paramount objective is to protect and promote freedom of expression and its associated structure in Norway, particularly by encouraging lively debate and the dauntless use of free speech.

Support from the Fritt Ord Foundation ensures the continuation of Dialogues, a programme of debates, which reflect on and raise important tendencies and current issues based on the festival’s extensive programme.

The Bergen International Festival is grateful for The Fritt Ord Foundation’s support.

Anders Sveaas' Almennyttige Fond

Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation

The purpose of Anders Sveaas' Charitable Foundation is to contribute to charitable initiatives and initiatives that benefit the general public – for instance by supporting young Norwegian musicians through scholarships and loan of string instruments. The Foundation owns a collection of string instruments that are primarily lent to up-and-coming Norwegian talent. Often, several of these musicians can be heard in concerts as part of the festival programme.

The Bergen International Festival invests in performers and audience alike, also in our classical programme. Through our concert series in composer’s homes, the festival furthers and renews the European salon concert tradition, and with support from the Foundation we continue to welcome and programme young musicians.

The Bergen International Festival is grateful for the Foundation’s support for concerts with young performers in the homes of the great composers.



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