In the second half of the last century an internationally acknowledged expertise in Early Music has been developed in the Netherlands (historical performance). This expertise has strongly influenced the structurally different approach to Early Music, based on historical sources.
To preserve this musical heritage the continuity of knowledge and experience acquired at the conservatories, is of vital importance.
It is the objective of the Adriana Jacoba Fonds to provide the necessary private support in order to this end. The foundation pursues this aim by financial assistance to the education and professional entry of advanced conservatory students and recent graduates historical performance, as well as Early Music practice.
Practice of Early Music can be supported inter alia by encouraging special initiatives of young, recently graduated musicians, and by promoting the continuity of internationally renowned Dutch ensembles.
The education can be supported particularly by contributing to the infrastructure the department of Early Music of the Royal Conservatoire, by donation of instruments for the purpose of education and by supporting projects subservient to education.
Scholarships are restricted to students fortepiano.
Other forms of financial support are:
• contribution towards costs of attending master classes;
• allowances for course or study tour, home and abroad;
• contribution to small inland projects of students, which are of essential significance for their education and/or the beginning of their career as professional musician;
• contribution to larger projects instrumental in the education of conservatory students.
In its decision-making along the aforementioned policy lines, the board takes into account in particular the consequences of the pandemic for conservatory students and young, recently graduated musicians and their ensembles.