Van Lanschot Kempen becomes the new main sponsor of The Royal Concertgebouw, as the Netherlands’ oldest independent financial institution looks to further enhance its links with art and culture with this five-year partnership.
Simon Reinink, General Manager of The Concertgebouw, comments: “We are very happy to have Van Lanschot Kempen take on our main sponsorship. Our mission is to connect and enrich people with an unparalleled musical experience – a perfect fit with Van Lanschot Kempen’s profile in the cultural arena."
Karl Guha, Chairman of Van Lanschot Kempen, adds: “We focus on wealth, and that takes in everything that makes life worth living. It’s not just about owning, it’s about sharing as well – now and in the future. Art and music are wealth in a different form, and they both show us the beauty of life and help to give it meaning. People need to be able to meet to experience art and music together. And that’s exactly what The Concertgebouw gives us in its own inimitable fashion.”
Van Lanschot Kempen has contributed to the preservation and creation of the Netherlands’ cultural heritage since 1737. For instance, it is a partner of the Van Gogh Museum. It also awards an annual art prize – the Van Lanschot Art Prize – to talented Dutch artists, giving them a chance to be included in the country’s oldest corporate art collection. These different kinds of cultural support enhance and enrich each other, and so contribute to the growth of our cultural wealth.
Van Lanschot Kempen has been sharing its own cultural wealth for years and organises a wide range of client and employee activities centring on its cultural partnerships throughout the year. And of course, its art collection is on show at its offices.