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Our Patrons

All donations, big or small, directly impact the Centre’s ability to provide transformative music experiences for everyone. Join us in support of one of the world’s great halls.

To speak to the Head of Development, please contact:

Alistaire Bowler
Head of Development
(03) 9207 2653

Music Circle

Thank you to the donors who support the depth and vibrancy of the Centre’s musical program and play a crucial role in ensuring we can continue to present a broad range of the greatest musicians and ensembles from Australia and around the globe.

Salon Program Benefactor
Lady Primrose Potter AC

Robert Peck AM, Yvonne von Hartel AM, Rachel Peck & Marten Peck of peckvonhartel architects (Signature Event Circle Benefactors)
Joy Selby Smith

Konfir Kabo & Monica Lim
The Peggy & Leslie Cranbourne Foundation
Cathy Simpson & John Simpson AM (Signature Event Circle)

Anonymous (1)
John & Lorraine Bates
Esther & Brian Benjamin
Warwick & Paulette Bisley
Jim Cousins AO & Libby Cousins AM (Signature Event Circle)
Craig & Bernadette Drummond
Barbara Hutchinson in memory of her late husband Darvell M Hutchinson
Jane Kunstler
Andrew Wheeler AM & Jan Wheeler (Signature Event Circle)
Igor Zambelli (Signature Event Circle)

Alex King (Signature Event Circle)**

Arnold & Mary Bram
John Castles AM & Thelma Castles OAM
The Hon Susan Crennan AO KC & Michael Crennan KC
Mary Draper AM
Linda Herd
Kathryn Greiner AO
Diana Lempriere
Maria McCarthy
Tom Smyth**
Janet Thomson
Vivian Wang
Lyn Williams AM
Youth Music Foundation of Australia Inc (Signature Series Circle)

Anonymous (1)
Donald Abell
Bill Burdett AM & Sandra Burdett
Alastair Campbell & Sue Campbell
Kerin Carr
Assoc Prof Jody Evans
Colin Golvan AM KC & Dr Deborah Golvan**
Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund
Catherine Heggen
Dr Alastair Jackson AM
Paul Jasper
Ann Lahore
Simon Le Plastrier*
Shelley & Euan Murdoch
Emeritus Professor Margaret Plant
Christopher Menz & Peter Rose
Sirius Foundation
Maria Sola
Jenny Tatchell
Dr Victor Wayne & Dr Karen Wayne OAM

Anonymous (4)
Clare Acherson
Robert Baker
Liz & Charles Baré
Michael Bennett & Kate Stockwin^
Kaye Birks in the memory of David
Helen Brack
Jannie Brown
Maggie Cash
The Hon Alex Chernov AC KC & Elizabeth Chernov
Kaye Cleary
Christine & Michael Clough
John & Chris Collingwood
Brian Crisp
The Hon Mary Delahunty
The Hon Justice Julie Dodds-Streeton**
Brigitte Treutenaere & Paul Donnelly
Lord Francis Ebury & the Late Lady Suzanne Ebury
Kathryn Fagg AO & Kevin Altermatt
Margaret Farren-Price & Prof Ronald Farren-Price AM
Andrew Firestone
Mark Freeman
Kingsley Gee
Ann Gordon
Gras Foundation Trust
The Hon David L Harper AM**
Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins
Alistair Hay & Dr Jennifer Miller
Robert Heathcote**
Peter Heffey
Dr Robert Hetzel
Doug Hooley
Jenny & Peter Hordern
John Howie AM & Dr Linsey Howie*
Prof Andrea Hull AO
In memory of the Late Harry Johnson
Norah Breekveldt & Andrew Katona*
Angela Kayser
Assoc Prof Sebastian King^
MacKenzie Gobbo Foundation
Maryanne B Loughnan KC**
In memory of John Price
The Mard Foundation
Janet McDonald
Banjo McLachlan & Paul Mahony
Mercer Family Foundation
Maria Mercurio
Dennis & Fairlie Nassau
Stephen Newton AO
Dr Paul Nisselle AM
Greg Noonan
Susan Pelka & Richard Caven
Christopher Reed
Ralph & Ruth Renard
Resonance Fund – Michael Cowen & Sharon Nathani
Eda Ritchie AM
Clara Rubera
Anne Runhardt and Glenn Reindel
Viorica Samson
Terry & Margaret Sawyer
Jacqueline Schwarz
Greg Shalit & Miriam Faine
Dr Vaughan Speck
Iain Stewart
Helen Symon KC & Ian Lulham
John Taberner & Grant Lang
Susan Thacore
Michael Troy
The Ullmer Family Foundation
Jennifer Whitehead

Anonymous (5)
Lesley Alway
Jenny Anderson
Heather Carmody and Anthony Baird
Maureen Barden
Catherine Belcher
Dr David Bernshaw & Caroline Isakow
The Hon Justice David Byrne KC
Dr Geoffrey Clarke
Emilia Cross
Bruce Dudon
Martin Duffy and Patrick Kennedy
Jean Dunn
Chris Egan
Susan Fallaw
Haydn Gibson
Dr Jane Gilmour OAM & Terry Brian*
Janine Gleeson
George Golvan KC and Naomi Golvan
Liz Grainger
Helen Herman
The Hon Hartley Hansen AM KC & Rosalind Hansen**
Rosemary & David Houseman
Assoc Prof James Hurley
Joan Janka
Dr George Janko
Dr Garry Joslin
Irene Kearsey & Michael Ridley
Sean King
Daniel Kirkham
Angela & Richard Kirsner
Dr Anne Lierse AM
Helen Lovass
Barbara Manovel
Jennifer K Marshall
Jane Morris
Tim Orton and Barbara Dennis
Bruce Parncutt AO
Helen Perlen
Erskine Rodan OAM and Christine Rodan
Kerryn Pratchett
Jim Short
Simon Strickland
Bernard Sweeney
Charles Tegner
Robin Usher & Mandy Meade
Helen Vorrath
Tony Way

Access to Music and Learning Opportunities for all

Thank you to the donors who support learning and access programs which share the music by bringing high quality music and learning opportunities to people from all walks of life.

Prof Dimity Reed AM

Hansen Little Foundation

Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM

The Calvert-Jones Foundation
Canny Quine Foundation
Gailey Lazarus Foundation
The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon AC & The Hon Kenneth M Hayne AC KC**
The Sentinel Foundation

D & X Williamson Family Charitable Fund
The Jack & Hedy Brent Foundation

Anne Burgi & Kerin Carr
Kathy Deutsch & Dr George Deutsch OAM

Anonymous (2)
Keith & Debby Badger
Prof David Forrest
Debbie Brady
Maria Hansen
Doug Hooley
Dr Barry Jones AC & Rachel Faggetter
Prof John Langford AM & Julie Langford
Ann Miller
The Hon Ralph Willis AO & Carol Willis OAM

Anonymous (1)
Kevin Byrne
Elise Callander
Jack & Vivien Fajgenbaum
Nina Friedman & Jarrad Pyke
June K Marks
Miriam McDonald
Lorraine Moir
Andrew & Georgina Porter
Dr Ronald Rosanove & Elizabeth Rosanove

Nurturing Artistic Development

Thank you to the donors who support our enriching artist development programs to help create a wide range of opportunities for local musicians to ensure a vibrant musical future for the Centre, Victoria and beyond.

Betty Amsden Kids and Family Program Benefactor
The late Betty Amsden AO DSJ

Young Artist Development Benefactor
The Peggy and Leslie Cranbourne Foundation

Merlyn Myer Music Commission
The Aranday Foundation
The Yulgilbar Foundation

Margaret S Ross AM & Dr Ian C Ross

Warwick & Paulette Bisley
George and Laila Embelton
Julie Kantor AO
The Vizard Foundation

Anonymous (1)
Dr Mary-Jane Gething AO
Rosemary O’Connor*

Jo Fisher & Peter Grayson
Peter J Stirling & Kimberley Kane**

Peter J Armstrong*
Zoe Brinsden*
Timothy Goodwin**
In memory of the Late Harry Johnson
Martine Letts
Dr Richard Mills AM
Anne Runhardt and Glenn Reindel
Christine Sather*

Leslie Thiess

A Lasting Legacy

Thank you to this extraordinary group of donors for supporting the future of Melbourne Recital Centre both now and for generations to come.

Inaugural Patrons
Jim Cousins AO & Libby Cousins AM

Anonymous (4)
Jenny Anderson
John & Lorraine Bates
The Late Betty Amsden AO DSJ
Barbara Blackman AO
Jennifer Brukner OAM
The Late Kenneth Bullen
Jen Butler
Emilia Cross
The Estate of Beverley Shelton & Martin Schönthal
Kingsley Gee & Zhen Fu Guan
Charles Taylor Hardman
Jenny & Peter Hordern
Dr Garry Joslin
Jane Kunstler
Janette McLellan
Rosemary O’Connor
Elizabeth O’Keeffe
Penny Rawlins
Prof Dimity Reed AM
Vivienne Ritchie AM
Christopher Menz & Peter Rose
Sandy Shaw
Mary Vallentine AO

Take Your Seat

Thank you to the donors who have dedicated an Elisabeth Murdoch Hall seat in the last twelve months.

Michael Bennett
Bill Burdett AM & Sandra Burdett
Anne Burgi
Kerin Carr
Andrew & Theresa Dyer
Colin Golvan AM KC & Dr Deborah Golvan
Kate Irving
Jane Keech
Reg & Norma Keech
Ian & June Marks
Christina McLeish
Michael Muntisov
Susan Riebl

* Ensemble Giovane
** Legal Friends
^ Medical Friends

List of patrons as at 12 April 2024