Hella Siegrist Fund for Talented Pianists
Zurich-born pharmacist Hella Siegrist was a devotee of the playing of pianist Andrei Gavrilov, who lived in Lucerne from time to time. In her will, she bequeathed her assets to the Lucerne School of Music Foundation with the stipulation that they should be used to support highly talented pianists.
Every year three excellent piano students studying classical or jazz piano are picked to receive financial support. The fund manager is able to provide the following assistance: contributions towards the education of students at the Lucerne School of Music; funding for competitions, concerts and other events (financial support or deficit guarantees); prizes; support for projects that serve to train young pianists; grants and tuition fee reductions; support for living expenses, etc.
Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Foundation
The Lucerne University Foundation awards scholarships to promote innovation and talent. The scholarships cover the study fees and accommodation costs (university student accommodation) for the duration of a master’s degree course.
Foundation for Music Promotion at Lucerne School of Music
The purpose of the Foundation is to maintain, promote and support a University of Music in the region of Central Switzerland. The Foundation supports and promotes this institution of music in all its aspects, both materially and non-materially, in particular with regard to education and continuing education, music education, research, development and services, the latter also being understood in its public appearances and in its commitment to the promotion of highly talented students (PreCollege) as well as to music education and continuing education at non-university level (Higher Technical College). To this end, the Foundation may also enter into partnerships on the cultural scene in Lucerne and in Central Switzerland for the benefit of the Lucerne School of Music. Website
Students might find it interesting to view the opportunities open to them from the following foundations/patrons (the list is not exhaustive; please contact the institutions for details):
• Dr med Leslie B. Hadfy Foundation
• Friedl Wald Foundation
• Hirschmann Foundation
• Ida and Albert Flersheim Foundation
• Imanuel and Evamaria Schenk Foundation
• Maria and Walter Strebi-Erni Foundation
• Prix Credit Suisse Jeunes Solistes
• Rosa Steffen-Mörgeli Foundation
• Stiftung für junge Musiktalente Meggen