The DakApp foundation aims to make culture and education accessible to everyone. It strives to accomplish this goal by promoting cultural exchange, education and supporting the youth in culture. Our activities range from digital educational projects to cultural exchange programs.
Our plan is to contribute to international cultural development by making education and culture accessible to everyone.
Over the upcoming months, we will be working on establishing partnerships with universities, organizations and institutions to function as a platform to encourage collaboration with their international counterparts. In the following years, we plan to work on our long-term sustainability in regard to these relationships.
In order to promote our vision and involve more organizations as partners, the planning stage of our first major projects has been initiated. Over the next months we will be looking for new partners and sponsors.
Our area of interest includes:
● Local, national and international universities and conservatories
● Cultural NGO’s, institutions and foundations
● Governmental institutions
● Musicians, orchestras and other artists
The foundation is managed by an executive board consisting of 3 board members, who do not receive any financial compensation except for reimbursement of expenses.
Former innovation manager at the multinational Spie. Business developer with an MSc in Mechanical Engineering. Problem solver with experience in technology venturing. Paul Plazier strives for clarity and simplicity in his work. As a mechanical engineer, he understands and appreciates the importance of technical innovation. His creativity and desire to innovate gave him the ability to easily find new applications for development. He released many products and services on the market, governments, SMEs and multinationals. He achieves his goals through strong management of expectations and trust. In his private life Paul is a bon vivant, loves good food, superb wine and classical music.
David studied the viola under Maestro Oleg Lev, Diemut Poppen and Boris Belkin and played in the Mozart Orchestra under Claudio Abbado. In 2013 he conceived the idea of an app where masterclasses with the greatest musicians in the world would be accessible to all, which marked the birth of DakApp as a concept. David divides his time between the Artistic Direction of Dakapp (selecting the best repertoire and interpreters) and negotiating with academic institutions and corporate partners worldwide. He continues to perform around the world as a chamber musician, playing with musicians such as Daishin Kashimoto, Sergey Babayan, Sebastian Klinger, Diemut Poppen, Clara Jumi Kang and Evgeny Sudbin.
Ineke was born and raised in Amsterdam, studied classical piano at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Rotterdam under Marjes Benoist and Jean-Bernard Pommier. She was Earned the Hartmann Award for Excellent Students for her final master’s recital, for which she also received the highest distinction. Apart from solo repertoire, Ineke is keen on playing chamber music in various ensembles and performs regularly abroad in countries like Germany, Austria, Belgium, Poland, Hungary and France.
The foundation gains funding in a number of ways
Profit from activities which are not in disagreement with the foundation’s goals.
External funding and sponsorships.
All funds gathered will be used directly to further the goal of the foundation and organize relevant activities.
In case of cancellation, all leftover funds of the DakApp Foundation will be donated to another ANBI foundation.
NOTE: Since its establishment in 2018 there have not been any funds gathered by the foundation.
We are currently in the initial stages of undergoing our first projects, this list will be updated when these projects are completed.