The Brunberg Fund is a Porvoo-based fund which Brunberg Oy started when their present factory was opened in 1988. The purpose of the fund is to support culture, especially music, in the Porvoo region. By starting the fund, the company wanted to honour the career of its long-standing owner and CEO Lennart Brunberg (1891-1945, on the right in the picture). He played the violin and the cello, and was the heart and soul of the Mimer String Orchestra, which he also conducted.
He was also active in the Porvoo Orchestral Society as well as a member of the Concert Relief Association, which invited well-known artists to perform in Porvoo.
The fund has mainly supported talented youths of the Porvoo region in their music studies. The recipients of the fund’s scholarships, mostly students of the Porvoo Regional Academy of Music, have been able to acquire tuition aiming at becoming professional musicians with the help of the fund. Most of them now work as professional musicians or music instructors.
Scholarships of the Brunberg Fund 1989-2015
|1989||Satu Pulkkinen (Savioja)||violin||25.000 mk|
|1990||Patrik Stenström||clarinet||20.000 mk|
|1991||Liisa Heininen (Malmivaara)||piano||20.000 mk|
|1992||Annika Nummelin (Lindroos)||violin||20.000 mk|
|1993||Porvoonseudun musiikkiopisto, for students’ academic term fees||25.000 mk|
|1994||Tommi Viertonen||French horn||20.000 mk|
|1996||Mika Ylärakkola||bassoon||20.000 mk|
|1998||Jaakko Nordman||violin||25.000 mk|
|1999||for building MS Aleksandra||10.000 mk|
|2001||Linda Bärlund||violin||20.000 mk|
|2003||Linda Bärlund||violin||3.400 €|
|2006||Ludvig Bärlund||cello||3.400 €|
|2008||Jousikvartetti Pippurit (Rasmus Bärlund, Amanda Pursio,||4.000 €|
|Emma Lagerstedt and Oskari Holopainen)|
|2011||Max Silfverberg||trombone||4.000 €|
|2015||Maija Wesslund||violin||4.000 €|
The chairman of Brunberg Fund is Magnus Björklund. Other board members are Ulla Somervalli, Helena Somervalli, Martina Somervalli, Tom Brunberg and Stefan Granberg. The board of the fund grants scholarships based on its members’ initiative and the opinions of experts. Therefore please do not send grant applications to the fund.