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The Pierino Ambrosoli Foundation sustains the professional training of young talents in art all over the world, in particular dance and music. Founded in Zürich in 1990 by Daniela Ambrosoli in memory of her father, the P.A.F. has so far donated some 188 scholarships to young artists of 36 different nationalities and enjoys great renown worldwide. Many past scholarship holders have been promoted soloists and celebrate today great international careers in prestigious compagnie such as: English National Ballet, Royal Ballet London, Stuttgarter Ballet, Hamburg Ballet John Neumeier, Nederlands Dans Theater, Ballet Staatsoper Wien, Ballet de l’Opéra Nationale de Paris, Ballet National de Marseille, Zürcher Ballet, Boston Ballet, National Ballet of Canada and Bayerisches Staatsballett München. The foundation bestowes help to young choreographers, their pieces and performances. It finances the training and the shows of young musical talents and many music projects such as the Soweto Project at Carnegie Hall in New York or the Concerti di San Martino in the south of Switzerland, as well as countless cultural events. The young musicians supported by the P.A.F. have graduated from such prestigious schools as the Julliard School in New York, the Yehudi Menuhin School UK, the University of Indiana as well as the best European conservatories. The foundation has salso participated financially in two major international congresses on the dancer’s health, in Lausanne in 1995, and in Den Haag in 1999. The P.A.F. organizes auditions for competitions with international juries, provides technical counseling and maintains periodical contact with the scholarship holders and their families. In 2008 the P.A.F. was awarded a prize in ackowledgment of its work of public interest in the field of culture by the Marc Rich Foundation.