Fonds Stiftung Zukunftsmusik

The "Fonds Stiftung Zukunftsmusik" aims to provide sustainable support for up-and-coming artists and their projects. It was initiated in 2021 by the four main partners of the Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival - building materials manufacturer Heidelberg Materials (founding partner), financial services provider MLP SE, pharmaceutical company Octapharma AG, and software group SAP SE - together with the Musikstiftung Heidelberg after the Musikfestival had to be canceled for the second time due to a pandemic. Igor Levit could be won over as artistic ambassador. The fund is managed by the Musikstiftung Heidelberg and represented by its Chairman Dr. Uwe Schroeder-Wildberg, Chairman of the Executive Board of MLP SE and Chairman of the Board of the Musikstiftung Heidelberg.

The fund made possible the re:start concert programme at the 2022 Heidelberger Frühling Musikfestival, in which young artists between the ages of 18 and 34 were offered performance opportunities all over Heidelberg. The total of 70 concerts with free admission in all 15 Heidelberg districts reached over 10,000 visitors.

In the 2023 Musikfestival, the Fonds Stiftung Zukunftsmusik sponsors the Festival Campus Ensemble's district concerts with free admission.