VAN: An independent online classical music magazine.
VAN is an independent online classical music magazine, published weekly in English and German. (You are on the English site!) We like strong personalities and radical points of view, and cover everything from the first documented music to the latest world premieres.
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We like to think of VAN as a fanzine, written for music lovers and professionals by music lovers and professionals. We’re powered by over 100 writers who mix serious knowledge with a sense of humor, and we’re not afraid of the weird, the wonderful, or just plain wrong.
Oh, and our name comes from van Beethoven.
Development Partner Bank Julius Baer
the Bank Julius Baer became a development partner of VAN Magazine in 2019, supporting cultural journalism in an international digital format.
The Bank supports cultural journalism in an international digital format. We are confident that there will be lasting interest and look forward to the continued development of this promising platform.
Supporting art and music is an integral part of Bank Julius Baerphilosophy for decades. Interest in the visual arts dates back to the early 1930s when the Baer family began their private art collection. As a result, the family maintained intensive contact with the art scene in Zurich, Paris and New York. In the early 1980s, Bank Julius Baer founded his corporate art collection. The objective was – and still is – to support artists who, during a first purchase, are not yet firmly established, but show great potential. Nearly two decades later, the Bank has strengthened its legacy of artistic support by sponsoring concert halls, festivals and museums.
Today, Julius Baer supports renowned cultural institutions and digital platforms around the world.