Crisis Funding for Professional Musicians

This fund raising campaign is organised for helping professional musicians to overcome the difficulties raised during the virus outbreak.

Greetings! I am Ivan Baryshnikov, professional musician (saxophonist) and educator, residing in the Netherlands with a family: my wife Elena and son Lev.

After the measures taken to prevent the pandemic, all the upcoming concerts until 1st of June (the latest update) are being cancelled. The same happened with teaching - not all music lessons could be hold online. It is still not clear if music artists will receive any financial help from the Government in regard to the situation. It is not clear how the market of live concerts and live teaching lessons will be changed after the pandemic will end.

Being in this situation ourselves with my family, we started to think that there are many musicians that have no upcoming concerts and teaching assignments and struggle with paying the bills (which are not being cancelled). With this campaign we want to help not only ourselves, but also our fellow musical families and individuals that face the same challenges.

What do we do with the money: as soon as we reach the point to cover our own urgent needs (rent and food), we are going to start helping others.
Criteria is simple: professional musicians that make a living by making music and teaching music. From that point we will look at every situation individually: artists that have families to support, do not have a working partner, have no other financial support from parents or sponsors, have other issues making this situation extra difficult - will be in our priority. We will focus on rent relief, bills, food spendings.

Bigger mission: it may grow into something bigger than just a single crowdfunding, but into a community that helps musicians with consulting, law advise, management, financing - in other words helping to adapt the music skills to a real world, which is rarely taught in music schools.

Donations: you can choose your own amount, starting at €5. We appreciate any amount.
If you do a small donation and share this campaign with your friends, it will significantly help us.

You will receive back! If you would like to receive a personal live online concert, private online lesson, a written song for you, tickets for future shows, and more - please, mention it with the donation.  

Thank you for being with us!

Our list of musicians (updates regularly): 
Ivan Baryshnikov (saxophonist) - 

Information for musicians: send your inquiries with stories via the website: 



  • Anonymous 
    • €20 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €50 
    • 5 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €100 
    • 6 d
  • Anonymous 
    • €20 
    • 7 d


Ivan Baryshnikov 
Amsterdam-Oost, NL
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