Support us

Support us

Friends wanted Your support is needed!

The Young Pianist Foundation (YPF) is the only strictly privately funded organization in the Netherlands that actively supports young piano talent in their development to the international top. Founded in 1999 by pianist and piano pedagogue Marcel Baudet, the YPF organizes the YPF Piano Competition, the most prominent piano competition in our country for young talent up to 28 years, every three years. Moreover, the YPF actively assists young talented pianists with pedagogical programs, in addition to their regular education.

As a result, many young, well-known pianists – such as Nino Gvetadze, Thomas Beijer, Daniël van der Hoeven, Rosalía Gómez Lasheras and Ramon van Engelenhoven – could benefit from the YPF’s targeted approach. The YPF wishes to continue these valuable programs with support by you!

How can you actively support the Young Pianist Foundation?

There are different ways for joining the circle of piano enthusiasts of the YPF:

Become a Friend

Your annual support gives the young musicians and the organization more scope. The YPF has been designated as a cultural ANBI (public benefit institution). Supporting a cultural ANBI as a private person or as a company may be interesting tax wise. As a private person you may increase your gift with 25% with regard to tax deduction. Companies may increase the deduction of their gift by 50% in corporation tax.


150 per year
  • 6x per year newsletter
  • early booking discount on competition tickets


250 per year
  • 6x per year newsletter
  • CD of the YPF collection *
  • Discount on competition tickets
  • Meet & greet drink during competition


500 per year
  • 6x per year newsletter
  • CD of the YPF collection *
  • 2x competition tickets
  • Meet & greet drink during competition
  • 2x exclusive access to master classes

Send an email with your personal wishes and details to:
* if in stock.

Periodic Gifts

It is also possible to support the YPF on the basis of periodic donations (from € 1000) for a period of 5 years. Since January 2014 you can deduct these donations from tax without the need for a notarial deed. You only need to complete an ‘Agreement Periodic Gift in Money’ for your own administration.

Legates and the like.

It is of great importance that no donation or inheritance tax is levied on the donations received by the YPF. Legacies, inheritances and donations are entirely tax free.

Donating is easy

If you are interested in becoming a YPF donor in a way to be determined in more detail, please let us know by telephone, e-mail or use our online system. If you would prefer to receive an authorization card by post, we will gladly send it to you at your request. You can also donate via a bank transfer, but please contact us so that we can record your details.


Please contact us via or by mail:

Stichting The Young Pianist Foundation
PO Box 2170
1000 CD Amsterdam
The Netherlands

IBAN: ING Bank NL41INGB 0661 8047 71 in Amsterdam
Chamber of Commerce no. 271.780.78