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The European Foundation for Support of Culture (EUFSC) is a non-profit organisation established in Malta, focused on initiating and promoting cultural and educational projects in Europe, the Eurasian continent, North and South America and Asia.

A key objective of the Foundation is to make our shared cultural heritage more accessible whilst encouraging and making available broad public access to the arts. In pursuance of this goal, every year the Foundation holds numerous festivals, competitions, exhibitions, conferences, presentations, master-classes, workshops, round-tables, concerts and other events seeking to support and promote culture, to inspire interest in various types of modern art and to support young talented musicians and gifted children.

The Foundation’s impressive and growing portfolio of cultural events across the globe have earned it a trusted and respected reputation in Malta and abroad, demonstrated by the number of international organisations and prestigious artists with whom the Foundation works with on a regular basis. Amongst its most notable past events are the sponsorship of the 40th Jubilee Gramophone Classical Music Awards 2017 ceremony in London, the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Russia and Malta — featuring a debut performance of Alexey Shor’s Crystal Palace contemporary ballet organised by the EUFSC in collaboration with the Bolshoi Theatre — and the InClassica Malta International Music Festival in 2018 featuring renowned international artists including Grigory Sokolov, Maxim Vengerov and Salvatore Accardo, Nikolai Lugansky and Ray Chen. The InClassica International Music Festival 2018 was officially endorsed by the V18 Foundation, the institution established to oversee Malta’s cultural ventures as part of the European Capital of Culture 2018 Award.

Highlights of recent projects include the Classic Strings Violin and Cello International Competition (2017, 2019), Classic Winds International Festival and Competition 2016, 2018, 2020) InClassica Malta International Music Festival 2019 edition, Wandering Music Stars project (comprising the Israel Music Festival and International Piano Competition) in Tel Aviv ( 2019, 2020), Japan Grande Classico Festival (October 2019), Jesters’ Wedding Ice Show (2019), Music 20 Festival in Armenia (July 2020), Lerici Festival (Italy, August 2020) and a historic performance in Dubai of Maxim Vengerov and Evgeny Kissin as part of the CC Forum in March 2021. 

Another important role the Foundation plays is to highlight and promote composers, musicians, ensembles and orchestras.

Education is centrally important theme in the range of cultural activities organised by the Foundation as it seeks to discover, nurture and promote the careers of gifted young musicians. To this aim, the EUFSC organises a wide range of workshops, masterclasses, competitions and seminars designed to introduce promising upcoming talents to renowned international artists and to further develop their musical understanding and technical skills.

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