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Our Patrons

MUSIC CIRCLE – A VIBRANT AND DIVERSE MUSICAL PROGRAM

Donors who support the depth and vibrancy of the Centre’s musical program play a crucial role in ensuring that we can continue to present a rich diversity of the greatest musicians and ensembles from Australia and around the globe.

2021 LOCAL ARTIST APPEAL
We are pledging to raise $1 million to directly support local artists throughout 2021 and ensure Melbourne’s vibrant musical ecosystem is sustained.

Local Artist Benefactors
The Gailey Lazarus Foundation
Linda Herd
Monica Lim & Konfir Kabo
Lady Primrose Potter AC
Joy Selby Smith

($50,000+)
Monica Lim & Konfir Kabo
Joy Selby Smith

($40,000 +)
The Gailey Lazarus Foundation

($30,000+)
Yvonne von Hartel AM, Robert Peck AM, Rachel Peck & Marten Peck of peckvonhartel architects (Signature Events Benefactors)
Linda Herd

($20,000+)
Melbourne Recital Centre Board of Directors
Prof Andrea Hull AO (chair)
Prof Deborah Cheetham AO
The Hon Mary Delahunty
Paul Donnelly &
Brigitte Treutenaere
Assoc Prof Jody Evans
Eda Ritchie AM
Peter & Ruth McMullin

($10,000+)
Warwick & Paulette Bisley (Great Performers Leadership Supporters)
Jane Kunstler
Dr Michael Troy

($5000+)
Annamila Pty Ltd
Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund
John & Lorraine Bates
The Benjamin Fund
Bill Burdett AM &
Sandra Burdett
Jim Cousins AO & Libby Cousins
Peter Griffin AM & Terri Swann
The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon & Hon Kenneth M Hayne
Julie Kantor AO
Greg Noonan
Maria Sola
Audrey Zibelman

($2500+)
Anonymous (2)
Liz & Charles Baré
Tim Biles
Alastair Campbell &
Sue Campbell
Kathy & George Deutsch OAM
Catherine Heggen &
Tim Biles
Jenny & Peter Hordern
Dr Alastair R Jackson AM
Ann Lahore
Diana Lempriere
Shelley & Euan Murdoch
Dr Paul Nisselle AM
Geoff & Jan Phillips
David Robinson
Sirius Foundation
Janet Thomson

($1000+)
Anonymous (3)
Adrienne Basser
Helen Brack
John Castles AM &
Thelma Castles OAM
The Hon Alex Chernov AC QC &
Mrs Elizabeth Chernov
Min Li Chong
Kaye Cleary
Christine & Michael Clough
John & Chris Collingwood
Kevin Cosgrave
Laurie Cox AO &
Julie Ann Cox AM
Mary Draper AM
Lord Francis Ebury &
The Late Lady Suzanne Ebury
Maggie Edmond
Margaret Farren-Price &
Prof Ronald Farren-Price AM
Dr Kingsley Gee
Angela Glover
Colin Golvan AM QC & Dr Deborah Golvan
Ann Gordon
John Howie AM &
Dr Linsey Howie
Dr Anne Lierse
The Mard Foundation
Janet McDonald
Donald and Angela Mercer
Maria Mercurio
The Myer Foundation
Baillieu Myer AC & Sarah Myer
Rupert Myer AO & Annabel Myer
Stephen Newton AO
Mary Nugent
Elizabeth O’Keeffe
Prof David Penington AC &
Dr Sonay Hussein
Helen Perlen
Kerryn Pratchett
In Memory of John Price
Ralph & Ruth Renard
Dr Noel Renouf
Anne Runhardt & Glenn Reindel
Dr Vaughan Speck
In Memory of Pauline Speedy
Barbara & Duncan Sutherland
Pamela Swansson
Pearl Tang (including matching from Pricewaterhouse Coopers)
Dr Victor Wayne &
Dr Karen Wayne OAM
Jennifer Whitehead
Lyn Williams AM

($500+)
Anonymous (3)
Rhonda & Ted Allen
Jenny Anderson
Peter J Armstrong
Alistaire Bowler
Prudence Brown
Mrs Jean Dunn
Susan Fallaw
Nance Grant AM MBE &
Ian Harris
Dr Robert Hetzel
Sally Macindoe
Morris & Helen Margolis
Jennifer K Marshall
Dennis & Fairlie Nassau
Rosemary O’Connor
John Rosenbloom &
Kathryn Earp
Ian Suren
Charles Tegner

ACCESS TO THRILLING MUSIC AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR EVERYBODY

Supported by the Elisabeth Murdoch Creative Development Fund and the Mary Vallentine Limitless Stage Fund, donors to our learning and access programs help to share the music by bringing high-quality music and learning opportunities to people from all walks of life.

($30,000+)
Lady Marigold Southey AC

($20,000+)
The Betty Amsden Foundation

($10,000+)
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
Linda Herd

($5000+)
Maria McCarthy

($2500+)
Anne Burgi & Kerin Carr
Dr Alison Street
Margaret Taylor

($1000+)
Anonymous (3)
Keith & Debby Badger
Gras Foundation Trust
Maria Hansen
Christine Haslam
Louise Kornman
Daniel Kovacs
Prof John Langford AM & Julie Langford
Ann Miller
Greg Shalit & Miriam Faine
Mark & Jane Wilson
Audrey Zibelman

($500+)
Anonymous (3)
Catherine Belcher
Kaye Birks in the memory of David
Ann Blake
Dr Margot Breidahl
Vivien and Jacob Fajgenbaum
Peter Heffey
Dr Robert Hetzel
Genevieve Kennedy
Alison Leslie
Jennifer K Marshall
Marshall McGuire
Dennis & Fairlie Nassau
Andrew & Georgina Porter
Viorica Samson
Barry & Barbara Shying

NUTURING ARTISTIC DEVELOPMENTFOSTERING A BRIGHT MUSICAL FUTURE

Supported by the Elisabeth Murdoch Creative Development Fund, donors who support our enriching artist development programs help to create a wide range of unique opportunities for local musicians, and help to ensure a vibrant musical future for Victoria and beyond.

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

Merlyn Myer Music Commission
The Yulgilbar Foundation

($20,000+)
Mrs Margaret S Ross AM &
Dr Ian C Ross (Artist Development Leadership Supporters)
Joy Selby Smith

($10,000+)
Julie Kantor AO
Jane Kunstler
Majlis Pty Ltd
James Ostroburski &
Leo Ostroburski
Angelina & Graeme Wise

($5000+)
Dr Mary-Jane Gething
Linda Herd

($2500+)
Andrew & Theresa Dyer
Greg Noonan
Vivienne Ritchie
Vivian Wei Wang
Lyn Williams AM

($1000+)
Peter J Armstrong
In memory of The Late Harry Johnson
Martine Letts
Dr Richard Mills AM

($500+)
The Hon Mary Delahunty

PERFOMER SUPPORT FUND

Donors helped us provide crucial financial assistance to our community of local artists whose performances were directly affected by the period of closure throughout 2020.

($20,000+)
Joy Selby Smith

($5000+)
George & Laila Embelton

($2500+)
Anonymous (1)
Australian Doctors Orchestra
Donald Abell

($1000+)
Jenny Anderson
Leon Bach
Liz & Charles Baré
Helen Brack
Kerin Carr
Colin Coleman
Dr Helen Cox
Trevor Edwards
John Firth
Ann Gordon
Richard Gubbins
Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins
Christina Hayward
Luke Heagerty
Catherine Heggen
Linda Herd
John Howie AM &
Dr Linsey Howie
Dr Barry Jones AC &
Rachel Faggetter
Irene Kearsey & Michael Ridley
Assoc Prof Sebastian King
Simon Le Plastrier
Janet McDonald
Maria Mercurio
Dr Rosemary Nixon
Elizabeth O’Keeffe
In Memory of John Price
Jacqueline Schwarz
Graeme Smith
Dr Ashley Sparrow
Dr Vaughan Speck
Jenny Tatchell

($500+)
Anonymous (1)
Bruce Anderson
Mary Armour
John & Lorraine Bates
Dr Christine Bayly
Catherine Belcher
Christine Bell
Ann Blake
Matthew Bond
Stuart Brown
Maggie Cash
Mrs Emily Cross
Mary Draper
Assoc Prof Jody Evans
Janine Gleeson
Maria Hansen
Robert Hocking
Assoc Prof James Hurley
Sean King
Katherine Kirby
Amanda Kube
Kristin Lampert
Dr Charley Lanning
Sue Lyons
Sandra Masel
Dr John F Mills
Hyonju Newman
Greg Noonan
Linda Norman
Mary Nugent
Kim Rea
Katherine Rechtman
Prof Greg J Reinhardt AM
Patricia Roessler
Virginia Robson
Christine Stott
Anna Tomada

GIVING CIRCLES

Melbourne Recital Centre Giving Circles are passionate and like-minded groups of donors who come together to collectively celebrate their love of music by supporting special projects.

Ensemble Giovane – Leadership Donors in support of Master classes & young artist development.

($10,000+)
Arnold & Mary Bram

($1000+)
Peter J Armstrong
Bailey-Lord Family
Fiona Bennett
Zoe Brinsden
Dr Jane Gilmour OAM & Terry Brain
Liane Kemp
Simon Le Plastrier
Norene Leslie McCormac
Rosemary O’Connor
Christine Sather
Jenny Tatchell

Legal Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre

Legal Friends Inaugural Patrons
The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon AC & The Hon Kenneth M Hayne AC QC

($10,000+)
The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon AC & The Hon Kenneth M Hayne AC QC

($5000+)
Peter B Murdoch QC &
Helen Murdoch

($2500+)
Anonymous
George Golvan QC & Naomi Golvan
Alex King
Peter J Stirling & Kimberley Kane

($1000+)
John & Marcia Arthur
Peter Bartlett
The Hon Alex Chernov AC QC &
Mrs Elizabeth Chernov
The Hon Justice Julie Dodds-Streeton
Colin Golvan AM QC &
Dr Deborah Golvan
Timothy Goodwin
Robert Heathcote & Meredith King
Anthony J & Philippa M Kelly
Maryanne B Loughnan QC
Meredith Schilling
Tom Smyth

($500+)
James Barber
Hon Justice David Byrne QC
The Hon David L Harper AM
David Klempfner

Medical Friends of Melbourne Recital Centre

($1000+)
Mr Phillip Antippa OAM &
Dr Tracey Huntley
Michael Bennett & Kate Stockwin
Assoc Prof Sebastian King
Dr Jean McMullin &
Dr Catherine Brennan
Dr Rosemary Nixon

($500+)
Dr John F Mills

A LASTING LEGACY

Through marking a legacy, this extraordinary group of donors support the future of the Centre’s vibrant and diverse programs both now and for generations to come.

Inaugural Patrons
Jim Cousins AO & Libby Cousins

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

Seat Dedications
Joanna Baevski
Lowina Blackman
Lord Francis Ebury
Colin Golvan AM QC &
Dr Deborah Golvan
Luke Heagerty
Maria Johnson
Jane Kunstler
Diana Lempriere
Christine Sather
Jenny Tatchell

List of Patrons as at
7 April 2021

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
alistaire.bowler@melbournerecital.com.au
(03) 9207 2653