Giving back to society

The Vienna Philharmonic and Suntory Music Aid Fund

- Earthquake recovery with music -

The Vienna Philharmonic (Wiener Philharmoniker) and Suntory Group launched Music Aid Fund in April 2012 to carry out subsidy programmes and concerts. The Vienna Philharmonic pledged a donation of one million Euros via Suntory Hall in hopes of conveying their condolences to their dearest friends in Japan who have been victimised by the earthquake damage. Having built up a bond of trust as a partner with the Vienna Philharmonic through many years of Japan tours by the orchestra, the Suntory Group established a matching fund in order to indicate our support for the offer.

Workshop for Sendai Junior Orchestra by members of the Vienna Philhamonic (Sendai City, 2013)

Aid Project

- The presentation of the Music Aid Award

With the wish to provide aid to disaster-affected areas throughout Japan, applications for activities meeting the objectives of the fund are accepted from throughout Japan, and the “Music Aid Award” and grant are awarded to recipients. Up to now 96 concerts and other activities have been conducted, and a total of 63,780,000 yen has been awarded in grants.

Public Performance Project

- The Vienna Philhamonic holds Concert for Children

Members of the Vienna Philharmonic have continued to visit disaster affected areas to hold concerts and provide musical instruction to children. They visited Miyagi Prefecture in 2012, Iwate Prefecture in 2013 and 2015, and Fukushima Prefecture in 2014 and 2018. To mark five years of activities in 2016, a joint concert was held at Suntory Hall with the Sendai Junior Orchestra and children from Iwate and Fukushima Prefectures. In 2017, the Vienna Philharmonic held a concert in Kumamoto, which was struck by an earthquake a year earlier.

Activities Over the Last Five Years, The Vienna Philharmonic and Suntory Music Aid Fund 2012-2016

  • SUNTORY -The Heart of Harmony-The Vienna Philharmonic and Suntory Music Aid Fund, Satoshi

  • SUNTORY -The Heart of Harmony-The Vienna Philharmonic and Suntory Music Aid Fund, Ryo

  • SUNTORY -The Heart of Harmony-The Vienna Philharmonic and Suntory Music Aid Fund, Haruka

  • SUNTORY -The Heart of Harmony-The Vienna Philharmonic and Suntory Music Aid Fund, Takanori

  • SUNTORY -The Heart of Harmony-The Vienna Philharmonic and Suntory Music Aid Fund