The Joseph Haydn Foundation Basel is a non-profit-making organisation. It was established to reconsider the work of Joseph Haydn and his contemporaries.

As well as promoting academic research into his oeuvre, it will also be providing the support structure for the Haydn2032 project from a formal, financial and organisational point of view.

Under the project, all 107 Haydn symphonies will be performed across Europe and recorded by Il Giardino Armonico and Basel Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Giovanni Antonini, a specialist in the baroque period, as we approach the 300th anniversary of the composer's birth in 2032. The aim of the Foundation's project is to give due prominence to the important position occupied by Joseph Haydn in the history of music and to revise fundamentally the prevailing image we have of the composer, in the years leading up to the anniversary and beyond.