are you an enthusiast
of classical song?

The song touches our souls and deepest emotions, both in listening and singing. Thus, it contributes to a better world in a modest but valuable way. 

Do you think it is important to keep the art of song alive and pass it on to future generations?
Would you like to support the festival's participation and education programme to reach and touch young people? Would you like to enjoy the International Song Festival Zeist with renowned singers and accompanists now and in the future?

become a friend of the International Song Festival Zeist! 

become a friend of the International Song Festival Zeist! 

Friends have an edge with us: for example, you get a 10% discount on all recitals, master classes, day tickets and the passe-partout.
contribute to the top of tomorrow: become a Maecenas!

contribute to the top of tomorrow: become a Maecenas!

Talent development is an important pillar of the Internationaal Lied Festival Zeist. The Master Class Fund was established for this purpose.

about friends

The International Song Festival Zeist Foundation was founded in 2015 and organised its first festival in 2016. It has since emerged as a unique platform for the art song in the Netherlands, making enjoyment of classical songs and the passing on of knowledge and expertise its spearheads. It grew into a leading, widely accessible event that attracts large audiences and provides a stage for top musicians from home and abroad as well as promising young talent and has become an integral part of the musical landscape.

By organising the master class and through partnerships with schools and a wide range of workshops and courses for amateur musicians, the festival encourages talent development in a broad sense. As a result, singing, the primal form of music, gets the stage it deserves.

A healthy financial base and continuity of funding are needed for this to continue. Friends are of great importance here, as their donations directly benefit the festival: they help defray costs, fund new activities and provide a buffer for the festival's funding risk.


cultural ANBI

The International Song Festival Zeist has cultural ANBI status:

  • An ANBI does not pay inheritance or gift tax on inheritances and gifts received;
  • Donors can deduct donations to ANBI from income tax (individuals) and corporate tax (companies).

You may report your entire periodic donation as a deduction on your tax return. The first €5,000 per year even for 125% (€6,250). The donation is deducted at most in the second tax rate bracket. In 2023, this is a maximum of 37% of the amount claimed.

ANBI information

RSIN number: 8552 67 318
IBAN Friends contributions: NL 59 RABO 0309 8151 50
IBAN Fund Master Class: NL 68 RABO 0335 2380 09


Want more information?

We would love to get in touch with you. Send an e-mail to or call Ton Tekstra at 06 3054 7840. We will be happy to assist you.