The Rachel Barton Pine (RBP) Foundation’s Instrument Loan Program allows young artists to benefit from the use of high-quality instruments that otherwise would not be available to them. Instruments in the RBP Foundation’s collection range from fine student level stringed instruments to antique bows and the rarest of vintage concert instruments. The goal of this program is to unite talented students and young professional artists with instruments of a quality that encourages their growth as musicians and enables them to communicate their music more effectively.
We are always in need of fine instruments for this purpose! Lending an instrument through the RBP Foundation is a wonderful opportunity to protect your valuable investment while ensuring the quality of future string performance by helping the next generation of gifted young musicians.
Your instrument will be monitored and cared for according to the highest professional standards (please see our Instrument Care Guidelines and Expectations of Recipients). The RBP Foundation will insure the instrument and will provide you with a copy of the insurance policy if you wish.
You will know which student or young professional is benefiting from the use of your instrument, and you will receive regular updates on the progress of this young artist’s career. Special concerts in your home or in the venue of your choice can be arranged. If you already have a particular young artist in mind, we would be happy to help facilitate and oversee the loan arrangement.
In addition, we would be pleased to recognize your gift on the RBP Foundation’s Web site and in our other publications. We would also be pleased to acknowledge you whenever your instrument is used in performance or recording or is featured in the media.
Lending the instrument of a loved one who has passed away is a unique and special way to honor their memory. We would be pleased to attach his or her name to the name of the instrument so that they can be remembered each time the instrument is heard publicly.
Many of our recipients keep their instrument for years, or progress from a small sized to a full sized instrument while staying in our program. The RBP Foundation loans instruments on a long term basis, with the expectation that our recipients will progress in their careers to the point of being able to purchase their own good instrument.
How to Lend an Instrument to the Foundation
To discuss the lending an instrument to the Foundation, please contact us. Thank you!