What is crucial to the successful work of KLANGSPUREN Schwaz is the sustainable funding provided by the state of Tyrol, the city of Schwaz and the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Arts and Culture. Thanks to this support more than 250 new works have been created, and we believe the appreciation of the performers and the prominence of the composers have also increased significantly: there are now more good ensembles and musicians in Tyrol than ever before.
Meanwhile, funding from the Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung has become absolutely essential, especially for the KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY. And the assurance of funding couldn’t have come at a better time! This grant allows young, well-trained musicians from all over the world to study with the members of the Ensemble Modern at the Grillhof Institute in Innsbruck, Austria.
The city of Innsbruck generously took us in and supported us via the Tourismusverband Innsbruck and its Holiday Villages in conjunction with the Innsbrucker Sommer. Thanks to the support of the Dr. Robert and Lina Thyll Dürr Foundation we were able to finance a series of concerts by WINDKRAFT – Kapelle für neue Musik. The ART MENTOR FOUNDATION LUCERNE supported 2010 KLANGSPUREN FESTIVAl and 2011 the KLANGSPUREN INTERNATIONAL ENSEMBLE MODERN ACADEMY.
Essential for our children’s programme are the sponsors GE Jenbacher and the tourism association of Silberregion Karwendel. Without their support the children’s programme KLANGSPUREN BARFUSS and our new project KLANGSPUREN MOBIL could not have been realised. The same is true of Swarovski Kristallwelten, the main sponsor of the Imsterberg-based music-making and composition workshop KLANGSPUREN LAUTSTARK for children aged 8 to 18.
Over the course of 17 years we have lost some sponsors, e.g. Elektrabregenz and Austria Tabak (both do not exist any more as individual enterprises), and Hypo Tirol Bank. On the other hand, we have gained new partners like the city of Munich, so 2010 our audiences had the opportunity to enjoy the Münchener Kammerorchester, saxophonist Christoph Reiserer and violoncellist Anja Lechner. Also new on board is Trigonos – this young surveyor's office does global tunnel measurings and co-financed a concert 2010, just as ÖBB. Also we thank Toni Bacak, the producer of our promonitional videos, for his long-term support and dedication..
Binder Holz returned as a sponsor for our INSTRUMENTE MOBIL project. With the help of the following supporters we were able to purchase the following instruments: the Zonta Club Innsbruck I (kettle drum and a violin), Mary Teufelberger (strings), Andrea Binder (violine and saxophone), Adler Lacke (harp), Joachim Tschütscher (double bass) and Robert Potisk (oboe). Further on we thank Tyrolit, the Tiroler Symphonieorchester Innsbruck, the Tiroler Landeskonservatorium and Landesmusikschule Schwaz for their permanent loans, Elisabeth Benedikt (flutes) and Wolfgang Praxmarer (trombone) and Kerstin Siepmann (bassoon). Furthermore a big thank you to Piano Zifreind for their donation in kind and the red showpiece piano.
Our education and outreach programme would not be possible without the financial support of many Schwaz-based companies like Daka, Tyrolit, Stadtwerke Schwaz and Adler Lacke.
We hope that in the future we will be able to add one or two more companies to this list. The team of KLANGSPUREN is very grateful for this support. Our task as we see it is to help realise the ideas of composers and musicians, to provide the foundation upon which these ideas can develop and to let our audiences know when a new piece has been completed.