Thank you to our wonderful donors!

The generosity of our donors helps us bring people together through the joy of music and shared experience. Their support allows us to present world-class ensembles to audiences of all kinds all over the country and helps us present unparalleled music education programs as well as nurture future superstars and industry leaders. 

We’d like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all our donors, for all they enable us to do for Australian musicians, artists, and music lovers. 

Major Gifts

$100,000+

NSW
The Berg Family Foundation, Patricia H. Reid Endowment Fund, Anonymous

$50,000-$99,999

ACT
Marion & Michael Newman
NSW
J A Donald Family, Katherine & Reg Grinberg, Elisabeth Hodson & the late Dr Thomas Karplus

$20,000-$49,999

NSW
Gardos Family, Ian Dickson AM & Reg Holloway, Michael & Frederique Katz, Vicki Olsson
QLD
Ian & Caroline Frazer, Andrea & Malcolm Hall-Brown
SA
Day Family Foundation
VIC
The Morawetz Family in memory of Paul Morawetz, Marjorie Nicholas OAM, Anonymous
WA
Anonymous

$10,000-$19,999

ACT
R & V Hillman, Mick & Margaret Toller,  Anonymous
NSW
Gresham Partners, Mrs W G Keighley, Anthony Strachan, Jo Strutt, Kim Williams AM & Catherine Dovey, Stoneglen Foundation, Ray Wilson OAM in Memory of James Agapitos OAM
QLD
Anonymous
SA
Jennifer & John Henshall, Lang Foundation, Marsden Szwarcbord Foundation
VIC
Peter Lovell, In Memory of Dr Ian Marks, Mercer Family Foundation, Anonymous
WA
Deborah Lehmann AO & Michael Alpers AO, Legacy Unit Trust

$5,000-$9,999

ACT
Goodwin Crace Concertgoers, Craig Reynolds, Sue Terry & Len Whyte
NSW
Christine Bishop, Tom Breen & Rachael Kohn AO, Sarah & Tony Falzarano, Robert & Lindy Henderson, David & Carole Singer, Diane Sturrock, Richard Wilkins
QLD
Anonymous
SA
Aldridge Family Endowment, Fiona MacLachlan OAM
VIC
Julian Burnside AO KC & Kate Durham, William J Forrest AM, Leanne Menegazzo, Bruce Missen, Joy Selby Smith, Greg Shalit & Miriam Faine, Musica Viva Australia Victorian Committee MICMC Prize, Youth Music Foundation Australia, Anonymous
WA
David Wallace & Jamelia Gubgub

Ensemble Patrons

Our artistic vision for 2024 is made possible thanks to the extraordinary generosity of our Ensemble Patrons, each of whom supports the presentation of an entire national tour for our 2024 Season.

Long Lost Loves (and Grey Suede Gloves)
Peter Griffin AM & Terry Swann
Ms Felicity Rourke & Justice Francois Kunc
Susie Dickson (supporting Anna Dowsley)

Esmé Quartet
Anonymous

The Choir of King's College, Cambridge:
Ensemble Patrons: Ian Dickson AM & Reg Holloway
Other tour support: Kim Williams AM & Catherine Dovey
Commissioning Donor: Richard Wilkins
Organ Scholar Patrons: Ian & Cass George
The Choristers' Circle: Kingsley Gee, Murray Sandland, Robyn Tamke, Geoffrey White OAM & Sally White OAM

Ensemble Q & William Barton
Ian & Caroline Frazer

Concert Champions

The mainstage concerts of our 2024 Season are brought to life thanks to the generosity of our Concert Champions around the country.

Susan Marsden & Michael Szwarcbord

Andrea & Malcolm Hall-Brown
Andrew & Kate Lister
Barry & Diana Moore
The Hon. Anthe Philippides SC
Anonymous (2)

Andrew Blanckensee & Anonymous
Dr Suzanne Packer
Sue Terry & Len Whyte

Peter Lovell & Michael Jan
In memory of Paul Morawetz
Mark & Suzy Suss
The late Dr G D Watson
Anonymous
Igor Zambelli

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Jan James in memory of her sister Anne Wilding & Anonymous
Dr Robert Larbalestier AO
Deborah Lehmann AO & Michael Alpers AO
For Stephanie Quinlan (2)
Valerie & Michael Wishart

Darin Cooper Foundation
Patsy Crummer
Pam Cudlipp
Dr Jennifer Donald & Mr Stephen Burford
Katherine & Reg Grinberg
Ray Wilson OAM

Commissions

Musica Viva Australia acknowledges and celebrates those individuals and collectives who have generously committed to commissioning new music to be enjoyed by us all:

Alison & Geoff Kerry
D R & K M Magarey
The Hon. Anthe Philippides SC
Playking Foundation
Richard Wilkins

Musica Viva also thanks the Silo Collective, the Ken Tribe Fund for Australian CompositionAdelaide Commissioning Circle, WA Commissioning Circle and the Hildegard Project for their support in bringing new Australian works to life.

Directors’ Circle

Musica Viva Australia’s Directors’ Circle is a new initiative, comprising an exclusive group of donors, chosen for their commitment to supporting the vision of Artistic Director Paul Kildea and the work of Musica Viva Australia across an entire season.

Darin Cooper Foundation
Peter Griffin AM & Terry Swann

Education Ensemble Patrons

To support the work of our 14 teaching ensembles which deliver childhood music education programs, Musica Viva Australia would like to acknowledge our Education Ensemble Patrons. 

Music In My Suitcase
Greyhound Australia, Anonymous

Game Day!
Anonymous

Amadeus Society

The Amadeus Society is a group of passionate music lovers and advocates in Sydney and Melbourne who have joined together to support the extraordinary artistic initiatives of Musica Viva.

Tony Berg AM & Carol Berg
Tom Breen & Rachael Kohn AO
Dr Di Bresciani OAM
Ms Annabella Fletcher
Dr Annette Gero
Katherine & Reg Grinberg
Jennifer Hershon
Fred & Claire Hilmer
Penelope Hughes
Michael & Frederique Katz
Dr Hadia Mukhtar
Philip Robinson
Andrew Rosenberg
Ray Wilson OAM

Emerging Artists Giving Circle

The Emerging Artists Giving Circle is a group of generous donors whose collective support will enable the artistic development of the next generation of Australian chamber musicians.

Nicholas Callinan AO & Elizabeth Callinan
Caroline & Robert Clemente
Patricia H Reid Endowment Fund
Andrew Sisson AO & Tracey Sisson
Mick and Margaret Toller
Anonymous (1)
MVA Masterclasses in Western Australia are also supported by Wesfarmers Arts.

Annual Giving

This list is complete as of 16 February 2024.

If you have any questions about this list, please contact Musica Viva Australia at 1300 786 186 or philanthropy@musicaviva.com.au


ACT

Kristin van Brunschot & John Holliday, Dr Andrew Singer, Anonymous

NSW
ADFAS Newcastle, Maia Ambegaokar & Joshua Bishop, Susan Burns, Richard Cobden SC, Hon. Professor Ross Steele AM, Anonymous

SA
DJ & EM Bleby

VIC
Jan Begg, Alastair & Sue Campbell, Anne Frankenberg & Adrian McEniery, Sing Off - Genazzano & surrounding schools, Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins, Michael Nossal & Jo Porter, Ralph & Ruth Renard, Maria Sola, Wendy R. Taylor, Helen Vorrath

WA
Zoe Lenard & Hamish Milne, Mrs Morrell, Anonymous


ACT
Andrew Blanckensee, The Breen/Dullo Family, Odin Bohr & Anna Smet, Martin Dolan, Liz & Alex Furman, Kingsley Herbert, Margaret & Peter Janssens, Margaret Oates, S Packer, Clive & Lynlea Rodger, Anonymous (3)

NSW
Judith Allen, David & Rae Allen, Dr Warwick Anderson,  Jennifer Bott AO, Vicki Brooke, Neil Burns, Hugh & Hilary Cairns, Hon J C Campbell QC & Mrs Campbell, Lloyd & Mary Jo Capps AM, Opus 109 Sub-fund, Community Impact Foundation, Robin & Wendy Cumming, Trish & John Curotta, Thomas Dent, Nancy Fox AM & Bruce Arnold, John & Irene Garran, Charles & Wallis Graham, Kate Girdwood, Annie Hawker, Lybus Hillman, Dr Ailsa Hocking & Dr Bernard Williams, Dorothy Hoddinott AO, Mathilde Kearny-Kibble, Catharine & Robert Kench, Kevin & Deidre McCann, Professor Craig Moritz, Michael & Janet Neustein, Paul O'Donnell, In memory of Katherine Robertson, Laurie Orchard, Ms Vivienne Sharpe, Geoff Stearn, Graham & Judy Tribe, Kate Tribe, John & Flora Weickhardt, Megan & Bill Williamson, Anonymous (3)

QLD
George Booker & Denise Bond, Prof. Paul & Ann Crook, Stephen Emmerson, Robin Harvey, Lynn & John Kelly, Andrew & Kate Lister, Jocelyn Luck, Barry & Diana Moore, Keith Moore, Barbara Williams & Jankees van der Have, Anonymous

SA
Ivan & Joan Blanchard, Richard Blomfield, Max & Ionie Brennan, Peter Clifton, Elizabeth Ho OAM, in honour of the late Tom Steel, Dr Leo Mahar, Ruth Marshall & Tim Muecke, Geoff & Sorayya Martin, Ann & David Matison, Diane Myers, Leon Pitchon, Jennie Shaw, Anne Sutcliffe, Robert & Glenys Woolcock, Anonymous (3)

TAS
Dianne O'Toole

VIC
Joanna Baevski, Russ & Jacqui Bate, The late Marc Besen AC & late Eva Besen AO, Jannie Brown,  Alison & John Cameron, Mrs Maggie Cash, Alex & Elizabeth Chernov, Kathy & George Deutsch OAM, Dhar Family, Lord Ebury, Dr Glenys & Dr Alan French, Naomi & George Golvan KC, John & Margaret Harrison, Virginia Henry, Doug Hooley, Helen Imber, The Hon. Dr Barry Jones AC & Ms Rachel Faggetter, Angela Kayser, Angela & Richard Kirsner, Angela Li, Janet McDonald, Ruth McNair AM & Rhonda Brown in memory of Patricia Begg & David McNair, June K Marks, Christopher Menz and Peter Rose, D & F Nassau, Adrian Nye, Barry Robbins, Resonance Fund - Michael Cowen & Sharon Nathani, Murray Sandland, Ms Thea Sartori, Darren Taylor & Kent Stringer, Lyn Williams, Mark & Anna Yates, Anonymous (2)

WA
David & Minnette Ambrose, Dr S Cherian, Michael & Wendy Davis, In memory of Raymond Dudley, Dr Penny Herbert in memory of Dunstan Herbert, Anne Last & Steve Scudamore, Hugh & Margaret Lydon, Olivier David & Dr Bennie Ng, Marian Magee & David Castillo, John Overton, Prof Robyn Owens AM, Margaret & Roger Seares, Robyn Tamke, Anonymous (2)


ACT
Margaret Brennan, Christine Bollen, Christopher Clarke, Peter Cumines, Jill Fleming, Robert Hefner, Helen Rankin, Ruth Weaver, Dr Paul & Dr Lel Whitbread

NSW
Alexandra Bune AM, Christopher & Margaret Burrell, Robert Cahill & Anne Cahill OAM, Lucia Cascone, Howard Dick, Dr Arno Enno & Dr Anna Enno, Bronwyn Evans, Anthony Gregg, The Harvey Family, David & Sarah Howell, Alicia Howlett, Bruce Lane, Olive Lawson, Dr Colin MacArthur, D R & K M Magarey, Professors Robin & Tina Offler, Kim & Margie Ostinga, Trish Richardson in memory of Andy Lloyd James, Dr John Rogers, Penny Rogers, Peter & Heather Roland, Christopher Sullivan & Jim Lennon, Kathie & Reg Grinberg - In honour of Dalia Stanley's birthday, Beverley & Richard Taperell, Kay Vernon, Andrew Wells AM, Margaret Wright OAM, Anonymous (6)

QLD
Geoffrey Beames, Noela Billington, Janet Franklin, Prof. Robert G Gilbert, Timothy Matthies & Chris Bonnily, Anonymous

SA
Zoë Cobden-Jewitt & Peter Jewitt, Elizabeth Hawkins, Dr Iwan Jensen, The Hon. Christopher Legoe AO QC & Mrs Jenny Legoe, Helga Linnert and Douglas Ransom, Trish & Richard Ryan AO, Tony Seymour, Anonymous (3)

VIC
David Bernshaw & Caroline Isakow, Coll & Roger Buckle, Pam Caldwell, Mary-Jane Gething, Dr Anthea Hyslop, Eda Ritchie AM, Maureen Turner, Anonymous (5)

WA
Jennifer Butement, Fred & Angela Chaney, Rachel & Bruce Craven, Dr Barry Green, Russell Hobbs & Sue Harrington, Paula Nathan AO & Yvonne Patterson, Lindsay & Suzanne Silbert, Ruth Stratton, Christopher Tyler, Anonymous (3)

Musica Viva greatly appreciates the many supporters who have made gifts of between $2 and $499. Thank you!

Custodians and Bequest Donors

This list is complete as at 16 February 2024.

If you have any questions about this list or about making a bequest, please contact Zoe Cobden-Jewitt on zcobden-jewitt@musicaviva.com.au or call (03) 9645 5088.

ACT
The late Geoffrey Brennan

NSW
The late Charles Berg
The late Stephen Centre
The late Janette Hamilton
The Late Dr Ralph Hockin, in memory of Mabel Hockin
The late Geraldine Kenway
The late Kenneth W Tribe AC
Anonymous

QLD
The late Steven Kinston

SA
The Late Edith Dubsky
In memory of Helen Godlee
The late Lesley Lynn

VIC
In memory of Anita Morawetz
The family of the late Paul Morawetz
The late Dr G D Watson

WA
Anonymous


The Musica Viva Custodians are a very special group of people who have notified us of their intention to leave a gift to Musica Viva in their will.  A bequest to Musica Viva will enable us to continue presenting performances of the highest quality to the widest range of audiences across Australia, well into the future.

ACT
Margaret Brennan, Clive & Lynlea Rodger, Ruth Weaver, Anonymous (3)

NSW
Catherine Brown-Watt PSM & Derek Watt, Jennifer Bott AO, Lloyd & Mary Jo Capps AM, Andrew & Felicity Corkill, Peter Cudlipp, Liz Gee, Suzanne Gleeson, David & Christine Hartgill, Annie Hawker, Elaine Lindsay, Trevor Noffke, Dr David Schwartz, Ruth Spence-Stone, Mary Vallentine AO, Deirdre Nagle Whitford, Richard Wilkins, Kim Williams AM, Megan & Bill Williamson, Ray Wilson OAM, Anonymous (12)

QLD
Anonymous (2)

SA
Monica Hanusiak-Klavins and Martin Klavins, Anonymous (4)

TAS
Kim Paterson QC, Anonymous

VIC
Elizabeth & Anthony Brookes, Julian Burnside AO QC, Ms Helen Dick, Robert Gibbs & Tony Wildman, Helen Vorrath, Anonymous (8)

WA
Graham Lovelock, Anonymous (4)