Photograph of Pau Casals and his wife Marta Montañez

Foundation

Who we are

History

On 3 July 1972, Pau Casals and his wife Marta Montáñez created the Pau Casals Foundation for the purpose of bequeathing to Catalonia the legacy of all that the maestro had kept in the villa at Sant Salvador.

The people of Catalonia were to be the custodian of this heritage and, to this end, Pau Casals entrusted the Foundation's governance to a board of trustees formed by the presidents of some of the most representative cultural institutions of his period and by some of his friends who, with the passing of time, have come to be succeeded by other persons.

According to Article 6 its Bylaws, the Pau Casals Foundation has a twofold purpose:
To preserve and improve the Pau Casals House Museum at Sant Salvador, El Vendrell. There, gathered and exhibited to the public, are the paintings, drawings, sculptures, diplomas, medals, musical instruments, manuscripts, scores, autographs, photographs, correspondence, books, furniture and other documents and mementoes of the founder's private life and artistic life. Pau Casals maintained a long and intense relationship with the most eminent artists of his times, so these materials form a legacy of priceless value for the knowledge and study of music.
To promote, protect and disseminate the study and knowledge of classical music, through the holding of concerts, conferences and any other activity to which the board of trustees may grant its consent, following the guidelines of the founders, while seeking to maintain the high standards and prestige that marked Pau Casals' actions throughout his whole life.
At present, in accordance with Article 6 of its Bylaws, the Pau Casals Foundation has three basic lines of action:
The management of Vil·la Casals, a museum situated in Pau Casals' house at Sant Salvador, El Vendrell.
The management of Pau Casals' documentary fonds, which are deposited at present at the National Archive of Catalonia (ANC).
The unfolding of activities addressed to the promotion and dissemination of classical music, including the Beca Pau Casals (Pau Casals Study Grant).


Foundation Pau Casals

Avinguda Palfuriana, 67
43880 Sant Salvador, El Vendrell

Museum: +34 977 684 276
Foundation: +34 933 192 021

Fax. +34 977 684 783


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