ABOUT VIVACE

 

The “Vivace” association has two main goals: The support of highly gifted young musicians and the support of projects for displaced children, refugees or orphans.

 

Pupils and students who are highly gifted shall be supported by grants that help them to participate in competitions, music camps or master classes in Georgia and abroad (which thus includes paying the cost of travel, accommodations, and so forth). Furthermore, “Vivace” aims to support these students' education by means of scholarships, university fee payments, or purchasing sheet music, CDs, and DVDs for school libraries. Students in particular need shall be supported by instrument purchases. “Vivace” plans to organize concerts of young Georgian musicians in Switzerland and elsewhere, thus enhancing a cultural exchange between Switzerland and Georgia which is a special concern of the association.

 

“Vivace” aims to support selected projects for displaced people, refugees, orphans, sick or disabled children and adolescents. By financing music lessons or music therapy activities, there is the hope of giving these young people general relief and improving their situations. The association will support clearly-defined, structured aid programs and, if possible, function within the framework of existing programs.

 

The enticing initiator of the “Vivace” association is the Georgian pianist Tamara Kordzadze who had herself experienced the importance of support and affection during her childhood. As a result, Tamara Kordzadze was able to participate in major competitions and master classes. For several years Ms. Kordzadze had the wish to pass on to other young Georgians the help she had once received herself, and that’s how the “Vivace” association emerged.

 

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