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Our Patrons

MUSIC CIRCLE — A VIBRANT 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 broad range 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
Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
The Gailey Lazarus Foundation
Yvonne von Hartel AM, Robert Peck AM,
Rachel Peck & Marten Peck of peckvonhartel architects
Linda Herd
Monica Lim & Konfir Kabo
Lady Primrose Potter AC
Joy Selby Smith

($100,000+)
Lady Primrose Potter AC

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

($40,000+)
The Gailey Lazarus Foundation

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

($20,000+)
Anonymous (1)
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
The Peggy & Leslie Cranbourne Foundation
Melbourne Recital Centre Board of Directors
Prof Andrea Hull AO
The Hon Mary Delahunty
Deborah Cheetham AO
Paul Donnelly & Brigitte Treutenaere
Liz Grainger
Assoc Prof Jody Evans
Monica Lim and Konfir Kabo
Peter & Ruth McMullin
Eda Ritchie AM

($10,000+)
Anonymous (1)
Warwick & Paulette Bisley
(Great Performers Leadership Supporters)
Jane Kunstler
M.S. Newman Family Foundation

($7500+)
The Benjamin Fund
(Great Performers Leadership Supporters)

($5000+)
Anonymous (1)
John & Lorraine Bates
Bill Burdett AM & Sandra Burdett
Hon Susan Crennan AC QC &
Michael Crennan QC
Peter Griffin AM & Terri Swann
Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins
The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon &
Hon Kenneth M Hayne
Julie Kantor AO
Brigid Moriarty
Greg Noonan
Susan Pelka & Richard Caven
The Sentinel Foundation
Maria Sola
Janet Thomson
Dr Michael Troy
Lyn Williams AM
Youth Music Foundation Australia Inc.
Igor & Jenny Zambelli

($2500+)
Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund
Tim Biles
Arnold & Mary Bram
Alastair Campbell & Sue Campbell
Kathy & George Deutsch OAM
Colin Golvan AM QC & Dr Deborah Golvan
George Golvan QC & Naomi Golvan
Catherine Heggen
Jenny & Peter Hordern
John Howie AM & Dr Linsey Howie
Dr Alastair R Jackson AM
Ann Lahore
Diana Lempriere
Shelley & Euan Murdoch
Dr Paul Nisselle AM
Geoff & Jan Phillips
Sirius Foundation
WindCraft Repair

($1000+)
Anonymous (2)
Donald Abell
The Betty Amsden Foundation
Ian Baker & Cheryl Saunders
Liz and Charles Baré
Adrienne Basser
Mary Beth Bauer
Catherine Belcher
Kaye Birks in the memory of David
Alistaire Bowler
Helen Brack
Jannie Brown
Hon Justice David Byrne QC
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
Jim Cousins AO & Libby Cousins AM
Laurie Cox AO & Julie Ann Cox AM
Brian Crisp
Mary Draper
Lord Francis Ebury &
The Late Lady Suzanne Ebury
Maggie Edmond
Trevor & Pam Edwards
Margaret Farren-Price &
Prof Ronald Farren-Price AM
Andrew Firestone
Dr Kingsley Gee
Angela Glover
Ann Gordon
Kathryn Greiner AO
Peter Heffey
Doug Hooley
Angela Kayser
KCL Law
Lloyd Knight
Dr Anne Lierse
In memory of John Price
The Mard Foundation
Janet McDonald
Banjo McLachlan
Donald and Angela Mercer
Maria Mercurio
Peter B Murdoch QC & Helen Murdoch
Baillieu Myer AC & Sarah Myer
Rupert Myer AO & Annabel Myer
Dennis & Fairlie Nassau
Stephen Newton AO
Barry Novy & Susan Selwyn
Elizabeth O’Keeffe
Prof David Penington AC & Dr Sonay Hussein
Helen Perlen
Kerryn Pratchett
Ralph & Ruth Renard
Dr Noel Renouf
Peter Rose & Christopher Menz
John Rosenbloom & Kathryn Earp
Clara Rubera
Anne Runhardt & Glenn Reindel
Jasen Scott
John & Catherine Simpson
Dr Vaughan Speck
In Memory of Pauline Speedy
Barbara & Duncan Sutherland
Pamela Swansson
Russell Taylor
Michael Ullmer AO
Dr Victor Wayne & Dr Karen Wayne OAM
Jennifer Whitehead
Rebecca & James Williams

($500+)
Anonymous (3)
Rhonda & Ted Allen
Bruce Anderson
Jenny Anderson
Dr Christine Bayly
Dr Margot Breidahl
Prudence Brown
Janice Coleman
Mrs Emily Cross
Karen Dew
Mrs Jean Dunn
Susan Fallaw
Nance Grant AM MBE & Ian Harris
Melanie Hall
Wendy Henderson
Dr Robert Hetzel
Mary Hoban
Elouise Holmes
Assoc Prof James Hurley
Joan Janka
Dr Barry Jones AC & Rachel Faggetter
Dr Gary Joslin & Prof Dimity Reed AM
Irene Kearsey & Michael Ridley
Sean King
Daniel Kirkham
Angela & Richard Kirsner
Amanda Kube
Pamela Lloyd
Helen Lovass
Sally Macindoe
Morris & Helen Margolis
Jennifer K Marshall
Susan McCulloch OAM
Ian & Gill McDougall
Ann Mihulka
Rosemary O’Connor
Margaret Plant
Andrew & Georgina Porter
Christopher Reed
Viorica Samson
Terry & Margaret Sawyer
Jim Short
Barry Shying
Kiera Stevens
Ian Suren
Charles Tegner
Robin Usher & Mandy Meade
Sue Williams

h4.ACCESS TO MUSIC AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

Supported by the Elisabeth Murdoch Creative Development 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+)
Hansen Little Foundation
Lady Marigold Southey AC

($10,000+)
Annamila Pty Ltd
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM

($5000+)
Canny Quine Foundation
D and X Williamson Family Charitable Fund
Maria McCarthy

($2500+)
Anne Burgi & Kerin Carr
Dr Alison Street
Mark & Jane Wilson

($1000+)
Anonymous (3)
Keith & Debby Badger
Gras Foundation Trust
Maria Hansen
Doug Hooley
Prof John Langford AM & Julie Langford
Ann Miller
Greg Shalit & Miriam Faine

($500+)
Anonymous (2)
Catherine Belcher
Vivien and Jacob Fajgenbaum
Alison Leslie
Marshall McGuire
Brian Morison
Dennis & Fairlie Nassau
Viorica Samson
Tony Way

NURTURING 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 Aranday Foundation
The Yulgilbar Foundation

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

($10,000+)
Warwick & Paulette Bisley
Julie Kantor AO
Majlis Pty Ltd
James Ostroburski OAM & Leo Ostroburski
The Sentinel Foundation

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

($2500+)
Andrew & Theresa Dyer
Vivienne Ritchie AM
Vivian Wei Wang

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

($500+)
The Hon Mary Delahunty

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

($1000+)
Peter J Armstrong
Norah Breekveldt & Andrew Katona
Zoe Brinsden
Simon Le Plastrier
Christine Sather

($500+)
Dr Jane Gilmour OAM & Terry Brian
Rosemary O’Connor

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+)
Colin Golvan AM QC & Dr Deborah Golvan
George Golvan QC & Naomi Golvan
Alex King
Tom Smyth
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
Timothy Goodwin
The Hon David L Harper AM
Robert Heathcote
Anthony J & Philippa M Kelly
Maryanne B Loughnan QC
Meredith Anne Schilling

($500+)
The Hon Hartley Hansen AM QC &
Rosalind Hansen
David Klempfner

MEDICAL FRIENDS OF MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

($1000+)
Michael Bennett & Kate Stockwin
Assoc Prof Sebastian King
Dr Rosemary Nixon

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 AM

Anonymous (4)
Jenny Anderson
John & Lorraine Bates
The Late Betty Amsden AO DSJ
Jennifer Brukner OAM
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 AM
Sandy Shaw
The Estate of Beverley Shelton &
Martin Schönthal
Mary Vallentine AO

Seat Dedications
Joanna Baevski
Lowina Blackman
The Hon Mary Delahunty
Lord Francis Ebury
Colin Golvan AM QC & Dr Deborah Golvan
Brenda Hamilton & family
Luke Heagerty
Catherine Heggen
Lorna Heiman
Hans & Petra Henkell
Paul Jasper
Maria Johnson
Jane Keech
Jane Kunstler
Diana Lempriere
Timothy Presnell & Barbara Skjonnemand
Christine Sather
Kiera Stevens
Jenny Tatchell

List of Patrons as at
21 January 2022

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