Upon request by the student, the Music Chapel makes available for use, free of charge, a number of outstanding violins and bows, belonging to the Music Chapel or to private benefactors.
For exceptional instruments, the Music Chapel will require the borrower to pay 50 per cent of the insurance premium of the instrument. When used at revenue generating performances, 100 per cent of the insurance premium will be payable by the borrower. A confidential inventory will be made available to students of the violin section.
Upon recommendation of the Artistic Department, the Executive Committee must approve all instrument loans. Proper documentation will be drawn up and signed by the borrower.
Violins & cellos
The Music Chapel acts as the coordinator between our young soloists and private sponsors that lend us instruments. We then lend these instruments to our musicians, and we act as surety for this loan.
Two violins from the swiss luthier Andreas Hellinge and a cello from the german Haat-Hedlef Uilderks have recently joined the others Stradivarius, Gagliano & Camili that the Music Chapel already lent to its musicians.
Because we believe it is important for our young musicians to be able to perform on any piano and to be able to adapt, we make pianos of different brands available to them.
In the former building, students in residence at the Chapel were housed in 20 studios, each of them equipped with a medium grand piano, so that they can practice in their soundproof room. They also have access to four working studios equipped with a Yamaha or Steinway piano. Moreover, young musicians also have at their disposal the piano, dating from 1910, that belonged to Queen Elisabeth and was made especially for her.
The new building has two music rooms (two Yamaha pianos in one, and two Steinway pianos in the other), a concert hall equipped with a Steinway concert grand piano, and another concert hall with a Yamaha piano.