Successful artists and elite athletes have three values in common - ones which have been close to our heart in our investment and finance business for decades: ambition, skill and passion. That is why we promote culture, such as art and classical music, and sport here at LGT Sponsorship. We support young musicians and emerging and elite athletes, and we work with the Princely Collections to make art accessible to all.
The princes of Liechtenstein have been passionate art collectors for more than four hundred years. They began to promote the fine arts in the Baroque era - and still do so to this day. As ambitious and consistent collectors, they have built one of the world's most important private collections of European art. The more than 30 000 works include over 1 600 paintings and 700 sculptures. The Princely Collections include masterpieces from the early Renaissance through to Austrian Romanticism, alongside ivory pieces, enamelware, prints, furniture, pietra dura work, porcelain, ceremonial weapons, and tapestries that once adorned the family's castles and palaces.
The Princely House of Liechtenstein has a long tradition of supporting promising musicians. Princess Maria Josepha Hermengilde von Liechtenstein was a great patron of Joseph Haydn, who thanked her for her support by composing five masses in her honor. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart also composed a wind serenade for Prince Alois I von Liechtenstein.
We continue this tradition to this day, supporting young string musicians through LGT Sponsorship. The LGT Young Soloists are aged between 12 and 23 years. They perform together, learn from each other and gain valuable experience for their careers in large orchestras and as soloists. They were the first youth orchestra to record albums for the prestigious RCA Red Seal classical label.
In addition to visual arts and music, we also support innovative conferences and sports through our sponsorship program. In sport, we do not just focus on the elite; our partnerships also promote young talent and mass participation.
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