Music for Peace Foundation (Barış için Müzik) (www.barisicinmuzik.org) is an organisation that has been working with children since 2005. In the decrepit Edirnekapi neighbourhood of Istanbul, Music for Peace aims to positively transform the lives of children and their families and communities through the practice of classical music.
Aiming to spread the sound of peace through music, Barış için Müzik has been a founding member of the El Sistema movement in Europe since 2012. The orchestra has worked with respectable partners such as Borusan Istanbul Philharmonic Orchestra, Borusan Child Chorus, IKSV, Mercan Dede, Sascha Goetzel, and Pozitif Productions.
In 2016, Barış için Müzik delivered 6,425 hours of music lessons to 600 children and rehearsed 1,090 hours of orchestral music with conductors, ultimately giving 27 concerts in 22 different locations domestically and internationally, which were collectively attended by 9,500 guests. In its history, the Foundation has educated 6,000 children and aims to reach 10,000 children by 2020.
Turkey Mozaik Foundation and Sivil Toplum icin Destek Vakfi support Music for Peace Foundation’s institutional development until June 2018.