The Music Division’s mission is to contribute to the development of Western-style music in Japan and to the enhancement of its culture. The Division is involved in a wide range of activities, including the honoring of individuals and ensembles that have achieved notable success in the field of Western-style music, driving various projects to promote compositions by Japanese composers, and presenting and publishing the music of the 20th century.
These initiatives continue the undertakings of the Torii Music Foundation*, which was established in 1969 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the founding of Suntory.
* Renamed the Suntory Music Foundation in October 1978, and transferred to the Suntory Foundation for the Arts in September 2009