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J & A Beare is proud to support a range of charities, institutions and events across the world through bespoke partnerships and sponsorship programmes.

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Premiere Performances of Hong Kong | Beare's Premiere Music Festival

In 2018, Beare’s was thrilled to announce a new long-term collaboration with Premiere Performances and the Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival. The partnership has seen the name of the festival change to the Beare’s Premiere Music Festival and will run every January.

Kronberg Academy

Kronberg Academy

In 2014 J & A Beare became a Cooperation Partner of the Kronberg Academy and now enjoys a close relationship with Kronberg artists. Amongst other services, Beare’s is proud to offer fine instruments on loan to selected musicians. Past and present loans include an Antonio Stradivari cello, a Domenico Montagnana cello and a Jean-Baptiste Vuillaume violin.


Royal Academy of Music

Every year since 1912, J & A Beare has made a gift of a violin bow to the most promising graduating student from the Royal Academy of Music; a collaboration that continues to this day. Made by a range of bow-makers including Johannes Finkel and James Tubbs, today the bows are specially made and engraved by Beare’s archetier, Derek Wilson. We are also the official valuers for the great Royal Academy of Music instrument collection.

Menuhin Competition

Menuhin Competition London 2016

As a Centenary Sponsor of the Menuhin Competition and through the Beare’s International Violin Society, J & A Beare facilitates the loan of a fine Stradivari violin to the Senior Prize Winner. The company has been a sponsor of the Menuhin Competition for some years, regularly loaning instruments and supporting the charity in a variety of ways.


2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival

J & A Beare has been a major sponsor of the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival since its conception as the Manchester Cello Festival in 1988. As a Major Benefactor, we are proud to be the only supporter with such a long-standing relationship, underwriting at least one concert at each festival.


Pietrasanta In Concerto 2016

J & A Beare is a primary supporter of the Pietrasanta in Concerto Festival 2016, directed by Michael Guttman.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Academy of St Martin in the Fields

J & A Beare is proud to support the Academy of St Martin in the Fields as a Corporate Club Member. In addition to this, we are delighted to sponsor their programmes for 2015-16, enabling them to offer their loyal audiences free programmes at all of their London concerts. Managing Director Simon Morris also serves as a trustee board member of the orchestra.

Endellion String Quartet

Endellion String Quartet

J & A Beare has a long-standing friendship with the Endellion String Quartet.

manchester camerata

Manchester Camerata

J & A Beare is proud to be a Corporate Supporter of the Manchester Camerata.

Cambridge International String Academy

Cambridge International String Academy 2016

Every year since its conception J & A Beare have sponsored the Cambridge International Violin Society, which aims to bridge the gap between student and professional violin playing.


The Royal Society of Musicians

J & Beare is Honorary Fine Instrument Advisors to the Royal Society of Musicians.

Other past partnerships and sponsorship programmes include the English Chamber Orchestra, Bolivia Clásica – a programme to help young musicians in Bolivia – and Ashmolean Museum’s Antonio Stradivari exhibition which took place in June – August 2013.

Through our agents in Korea, Songwoo, we are proud to have supported the Great Mountain Music Festival, Seoul Spring Festival, Sungjung Music competition and the Music Choon Choo Competition.