Ruth Parasol Donation

Gibraltar Cultural Services on behalf of the Ministry of Culture welcomes the donation of a Bechstein piano to the John Mackintosh Hall for community use. This is a direct donation by Ruth Parasol from the Parasol Foundation via the Gibraltar Academy of Music and Performing Arts.  It was the Academy Director, Christian Santos’ idea to house the piano at the John Mackintosh Hall theatre, where it will be used in a variety of functions and performances.


The piano has been used for the first time in the Theatre this week as part of the Gibraltar Festival of Young Musicians, organized under the umbrella of the Youth Arts Jamboree. Those behind the initiative took the opportunity to do a formal handover at the Gala event of the Festival.

Photo from left to right:


Tanya Santini McClelland - Vice Principal GAMPA

Angela Bula – Facilities Director & Director of the John Mackintosh Hall

Karin Orsing - Parasol Foundation Trust Director

The Hon John Cortes - Minister for Education, Heritage, Environment, Energy and Climate Change


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