Objectives and Board of Trustees

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Since its establishment on July 27th, 2004, the Barenboim-Said Foundation is guided by a series of principles which represent the soul of the institution. The Foundation’s objectives are as follows:

  • To promote the spirit of peace, dialogue and reconciliation through music. The history of the peaceful coexistence of different cultures over the centuries in Andalusia is a central feature.
  • To promote formative activity in the field of music, always pursuing the objective of an integral humanistic education.
  • To elaborate, promote and implement formative and co–operation projects in Andalusia, the Palestinian Territories and other Middle Eastern countries.
  • To promote music experimentation, training and research.
  • To promote the exchange of information related to human rights, fight against racism and xenophobia by guaranteeing respect to diversity and pluralism.

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is the Foundation’s first government body, and it guarantees an efficient and organized management. The members of the Board of Trustees are designated by the Regional Government of Andalusia and by the project’s founders.

The Board of Trustees is made up of fifteen members, responsible for the Foundation’s correct functioning. It is the Board’s duty to comply with the Foundation’s objectives and to manage diligently its resources and rights. As stated in the Foundation’s Bylaws, the post of Trustee is unremunerated.

Honorary Presidents:

Board of Trustees: 

  • Regional Minister of the Presidency for the Junta de Andalucía.
  • Regional Vice-minister of the Presidency for the Junta de Andalucía.
  • Technical Secretary General of the Regional Ministry of the Presidency for the Junta de Andalucía.
  • Regional Minister of Culture for the Junta de Andalucía.
  • Regional Vice-minister of Culture for the Junta de Andalucía.
  • Secretary General of Cultural Innovation and Museums for the Junta de Andalucía.

Secretary of the Board of Trustees:

  • Juan Fernández Pantoja.

What moves us?


We love classical music. Therefore, one of the inspiring principles of our Foundation is the integration of music in the society.


We believe in the value of classical music as an educational tool that helps children, and also adults, to recognize, express and socialize.


We promote cultural exchanges, as well as a spirit of peace, dialogue and conciliation between people through music.


We have a big commitment to society by promoting projects and development cooperation projects.

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