Thank you To all our donors!

We are enormously proud of the level of support we receive from our festival community. Donations contribute around 25 per cent of the funds required to present the Festival each year. Our donors are a community of wonderful individuals who share our goals, with many having contributed financially and in-kind to the Festival for a number of years. We couldn’t do it without you and can’t thank you enough.


Our sincere appreciation to the many donors who contributed to our June 2019 end-of-financial-year appeal.

Helen Moore
Jeremy Newman
John & Libby Oliver
Robert Orr
Sue Packer
Carolyn Philpot
Anna & Bob Prosser
Anne Sanders
Helene Stead
Annabel Wheeler
David & Margaret Williams
Anonymous donors (4)

Katharine Blackwell
Terence Boxall & Felicity Paton-Boxall
Julie Carmody
Mary & Philip Constable
Dorothy Danta
John Dearn
Madeleine Easton
Meredith Edwards
Margaret Frey
Tony & Brenda Gill
Robert Goodrick
Lyndall Hatch
Antonia Lehn

25th Birthday Special Appeal

We would like to extend a huge thank you to all those wonderful people who responded to our 2019 25th Birthday Special Appeal contributing a total of $27,470.

Wendy & Stewart May
Betty & Paul Meyer
Dr Ingrid Moses AO & Dr John Moses
Jeremy Newman
Pam & Allan O'Neil
Sue Packer
Felicity Paton-Boxall & Terence Boxall
Carolyn Philpot
Anna & Bob Prosser
Lulu Respall-Turner
Clive & Lynlea Rodger
Julie Shaw
Hannah Semler
Robin Sevenoaks
Heather & Paul Shelley
Geoffrey Smith
Helene Stead
Malgorzata Stepuch & Janusz Florek
Annie & Anthony Whealy
Annabel Wheeler
Margaret & David Williams
Diane Wright
Anonymous (6)

Dianne Anderson
Andrew Blanckensee
Margaret Bourke
Julie Carmody
Phillip Constable
Liz Conway
Helen & Dudley Creagh
Mark Devlin
Christine Goode
Robert Goodrick
Lyndall Hatch
Catherine Hawkins & David Windsor
Judith Healy
Peggy Horn
Julie Hotchin
Leonie Hunt
Meryl Joyce
Mayada Kayali
Carol & Richard Kenchington
Siew-Ean Khoo
Kate King
Penny Le Couteur & Greg Dickson
Marjorie & Ewan Letts


This year we launched a new donor circle, A Major Lift! Thank you to all those people who donated to A Major Lift for commissions premiered at our 2019 Festival.

Rachel McCallum & Gavin Morrison
Heather McLoughlin
Lilian & Govert Mellink
Kate Morgan & Richard McHugh
Prof Ingrid Moses AO & Dr John Moses
Carolyn Philpot
Anna & Bob Prosser
Sarah Ross-Smith
Margaret & John Saboisky
Brenda & Mark Simkin
Irena Sprogis
Elsina Wainright and James Hooke
Mandy Westende
Allison Will & Jonathan Woodger
Margot Woods & Arn Spro

Anonymous (3)
Andrew Blanckensee
Robyn & Penleigh Boyd
Jennie & Barry Cameron
Frances & James Carter
Bev Clarke & Graham Chalker
Jean Dalton
Jennifer Dobbin
Catherine Hawkins & David Windsor
Judith Healy
Rosemary & Peter Ingle
Margaret & Peter Janssens
Maria Kwiatkowska & David Hawkins
Marjorie Lindenmayer
Gabrielle Lewis & Damien O'Donovan

Individual Commissions

John Davies: G’day Africa IV, by Moya Henderson for string quartet, piano and clarinet.  Premiere performed on 11 May 2019 by the Penny Quartet, Jason Noble, clarinet and Edward Neeman, piano.

Andrew Johnston: ‘The Heavens Declare’ by Michael Dooley for two violins premiered on 8 May 2019 on Mount Stromlo, performed by Sarah Dayan and Cécile Roubin, violins.

Margot Woods & Arn Sprogis: New work by Emma Macens for saxophone quartet performed on 7 May 2019 by saxophone quartet.

Artist Supporters

The Brodsky Quartet supported by Susan & David Chessell

Dan Tepfer supported by Carolyn Philpot

Korneel Bernolet supported by Margot Woods & Arn Sprogis

Los Pituto supported by Carolyn Philpot

Andrew Goodwin supported by Anonymous

Bach Akademie Australia supported by Bev & Don Aitkin

Callum Henshaw supported by Gudrun Genee

Daniel Yeadon supported by Andrew Blanckensee

David Pereira supported by Gail Lubbock

Ntaria Choi supported by Pam & Allan O'Neil

Penny Quartet supported by Peter Wise

Roland Peelman supported by Anna & Bob Prosser

COncert Supporters

Concert 1 A World of Bach supported by Lyndall Hatch & Robin Gibson

Concert 3 Shall We Dance? supported by Koula Notaras, Jenny & Emmanuel Notaras

Concert 5 Latin Romance supported by Margaret & John Saboisky

Concert 6 Bach's Orbit supported by Marjorie Lindenmayer

Concert 7 Bach in the Central Desert supported by Andrew Blanckensee

Concert 8 The Three Bs supported by Dianne & Brian Anderson

Concert 9 Magic Garden supported by Debbie Cameron

Concert 10 St John Passion supported by Peronelle & Jim Windeyer

Concert 11 Up Close at Gorman supported by the members of Pro Musica

Concert 12 Slava's Piano supported by Marjorie Lindenmayer

Concert 13 Bach on the Mountain supported by Lynlea & Clive Rodger

Concert 14 Brexit Blues supported by Marjorie Lindenmayer

Concert 15 Brodsky Quartet supported by Margaret Frey

Concert 17 The Children's Bach supported by Gail Ford

Concert 19 Bach in Africa supported by Claudia Hyles

Concert 20 Goldberg Variations/Variations supported by Warren Curry & Randy Goldberg

Concert 21 Bach for All supported by Mrs Marlena Jeffrey & Major General Michael Jeffery AC AO (Mil) CVO MC (Retd)

Concert 22 Augmented Piano: Solo for Duet supported by Lilian & Govert Mellink and More than Medicine

Concert 23 Testament supported by Peronelle & Jim Windeyer

Our 2018 Annual Report to Donors can be found here (PDF download).