The Foundation’s mission is to preserve and disseminate the human and musical legacy of Pau Casals, promoting actions and projects that favour peace, social cohesion and knowledge of music.
WHAT WE DO WITH THE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM OUR SUPPORTING FRIENDS
Preserving, disseminating and managing the heritage that Pau Casals left to the Foundation.
Pau Casals left a considerable estate including musical scores, instruments, paintings, sculptures and a large amount of documentation that bears witness to the master’s life. Much of this heritage is in the Pau Casals Museum Villa in El Vendrell, part which is itself an essential part of his legacy, as well as being the epicentre for spreading knowledge of Pau Casals. Every year thousands of visitors and students come from all parts of the world to see it.
"This house … is the expression and synthesis of my life as a Catalan and an artist, and even the most modest thing in it expresses some sentiment."
Extending knowledge of music and spreading it throughout society.
The Foundation sees and promotes culture as a necessary element of what makes a person and as a fundamental pillar for developing a full and worthy life. It follows that the Foundation has a clear intention of making music an essential part of the education, awareness and personality of children and young people through programmes in which music is a tool for learning values. In particular, since 1984 the Foundation has supported young cellists by funding their studies through Pau Casals scholarships."Real respect for music … consists in giving it life."
Peace and human rights.
Promoting projects connected with peace, respect for human rights, cohesion and social inclusion.At difficult moments in history and throughout all of his life Pau Casals’ personal attitude to life was marked by a powerful moral commitment. The master’s figure transcended the strict confines of the field of music and grew to make him a true standard-bearer of the culture of peace, freedom and brotherhood. This sets a clear line that the Foundation must follow to ensure that through its actions the values that the master defended will be a permanent and valid asset in modern society. “The only weapons that I have are my baton and my cello.”