In every region of the world, there are people with almost no chance to live a decent and independent life. They lack food, shelter and education and hence they have no prospects for the future.

It is these people that we wish to help with our initiatives and provide with a fresh im-petus for new perspectives. For this reason, we focus on innovative projects with the objective of not only offering direct support but also to make a sustainable contribution towards helping people improve their living conditions by virtue of their own ef-forts.

It is the long-term objective of our support to provide them with an adequate framework to this end – exactly in line with our slogan “We build a better future”.

Michael Hilti


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Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra and Gustavo Dudamel on tour
Claudio Abbado memorial concert

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra, led by Gustavo Dudamel, toured the Middle East at the end of January for the first time, holding concerts in Muscat and Abu Dhabi. The tour began, however, with concerts in the Salle Pleyel and in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, France.

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Hilti Foundation a Partner in Education of the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg

In recent years the Mozarteum Foundation Salzburg has focused its stated purpose of protecting and conserving Mozart's cultural legacy on looking outwardly. As a result the Foundation has increasingly dedicated itself to addressing children, adolescents and young people. The central subjects here are the youth education program known as "Klangkarton", the Mozart Children's Orchestra, founded in 2013, the development of new concert formats and communication concepts, and the further development of Mozart Week as an international platform.

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Orquesta Filarmonica de Bolivia
Nicola Benedetti and Leonard Elschenbroich provide instruction in Santa Cruz.

A master class took place in June with the German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich and the English violinist Nicola Benedetti, founder of El Sistema Scotland, as part of the Hilti Foundation's cooperation with the Orquesta Filarmonica de Bolivia project. Both musicians, who have been linked for years through their joint appearances in chamber orchestras, selected nothing less than Brahms' Double Concerto in A minor – a significant challenge for the orchestra and its young director Miguel Salazar Hidalgo.

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Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra debuts at the Zurich Opera House

The Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra along with star director Gustavo Dudamel played the Zurich Opera House for the first time.

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How is hand-made paper manufactured?

El Nafeza - an example of a social entrepreneurship project.
El Nafeza is a center for the production of genuine hand-made paper. It was founded in Cairo in 2005 by the Egyptian artist Mohamed Abou El Naga.

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