The Young Pianist Foundation (YPF) originated from the practice of professional piano education and was founded in 1999 by Marcel Baudet. YPF has set itself the goal of developing initiatives, in addition to music schools and conservatories, that increase the opportunities for the scarce top talent. With regard to its initiatives, YPF always makes sure to take the international top level as the standard and stimulates young Dutch (and as of 2022 also European) pianists and pianists studying in the Netherlands to accelerate.

As of its foundation in 1999 the YPF accomplished the following o.a.:

Now that YPF has definitively established its name with the generally acknowledged success of the YPF Piano Competition, time has come to organize the education for young top talents (up to 28 years) in a more structured way. YPF therefore wishes to define its extent more clearly in the near future in order to increase the effectiveness of its activities.

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