The International Beethoven Project is dedicated to the promotion of culture and civilization through music, art and humanity in all of its most inspired forms. Guided by Beethoven’s spirit and creative courage, IBP seeks to promote a dialogue between contemporary creation and the greatest artistic achievements of humanity for the benefit of living artists, thinkers and the public at large. Making the world more beautiful, socially-cohesive and economically stable through the creative arts is IBP’s long-term goal, shining a light on Beethoven’s unwavering belief in the potential and inherent goodness of humanity.
The IBP Vision
The International Beethoven Project was founded with the idea to use Beethoven as a force to help move our civilization and culture forward. Beethoven’s legacy is one of perseverance in the face of adversity, of optimism for humanity in the face of tragedy, of unhinged artistic exploration in the face of stale traditions. Beethoven’s entire being was motivated by the future, a better future, and that is why his greatest works still stand as music of the future.
It is with the future in mind that IBP’s vision was established:
To unite the arts and creative people
To inspire children and adults through Beethoven’s music and story
To educate and inspire by producing media of the highest quality, recordings, podcasts, documentary and dramatic films, articles, books, etc.
To help support the most talented young musicians and artists
To build excitement and plan major celebrations around the world for Beethoven’s 250th anniversary in 2020
To make December 16th a global celebration of Beethoven’s Birthday
To broadcast the first remote-live performance of Beethoven from space