Desmond Gentle used his love of music and his wealth of knowledge in the area to spearhead causes that were important to him and ultimately, the world at large. He saw the power of performance and the universality of music as an effective way of drawing attention to socio-environmental issues while, crucially, uniting people in the process. The Trust aims to use these principles as a foundation to build upon.

See the pages "The Pianos" and "Social and Environmental" for how we plan to grow his legacy and bring about sustainable change in the region of Ladakh