As a founding member of the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and the Arts (IKSV) we have always been conscious that companies have a duty towards the community in which they operate. We have focused our contribution in supporting the musical and educational activities of our country. Our aim is to broaden the world outlook and cultural standards of the community in general but of the new generation in particular so as to grow responsible citizens that are better able to successfully tackle the challenges of the future.
With the Sabancı Foundation as its principal supporter, the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra was founded by Cem Mansur in 2007. The 100 members, aged between 16 and 22 are chosen by audition from all of Turkey’s conservatoires.
Since 2008, when the Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra undertook its first international tour, audiences have witnessed the virtuosity and infectious energy of these young musicians.
The Turkish National Youth Philharmonic Orchestra operates under the roof of the Cultural Awareness Foundation (KBGV) and is a full member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras.
The Bell Group of companies are proud to take its place among the supporters contributing to this remarkable project bringing a unique opportunity for tomorrow’s musicians