By means of its commitment to culture through its opera sponsorship, Telef贸nica aims to promote, conserve and spread interest in Spanish opera. A fundamental part of achieving this objective is support for three cultural institutions: the Teatro Real theatre in Madrid, the Liceu opera house in Barcelona and the Palau de Les Arts in Valencia.
Telef贸nica is working with the Isaac Alb茅niz Foundation to sponsor a classroom in its new premises in Madrid and with the Reina Sofia Higher Music School by sponsoring the Telef贸nica Violin Professor.
The Reina Sofia Higher Music School is dedicated to training excellent performers and offers its students the resources they need to achieve the highest levels of musical specialisation.
Juventudes Musicales de Madrid (Musical Youth of Madrid) offers an extremely active programme. In addition to 53 concerts given by young musicians in venues such as the Centro Cultural de la Villa, the Madrid Ateneo ("Athen忙um of Madrid"), colegios mayores (halls of residence), the National Auditorium concert hall, etc, it also promotes the creation of chamber music groups; awards summer course grants; presents the winners of the Santander International Piano Competition in Madrid; works intensively with the Reina Sofia Higher Music School; and performs concerts in schools to encourage a love of music in children. Telef贸nica is supporting a concert programme at Madrid's National Auditorium concert hall.