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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 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
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+)
Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM
Melbourne Recital Centre Board of Directors Prof Andrea Hull AO (Chair)
Prof Deborah Cheetham AO
The Hon Mary Delahunty
Paul Donnelly & Brigitte Treutenaere
Liz Grainger
Assoc Prof Jody Evans
Monica Lim & Konfir Kabo
Peter McMullin AM & 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)
Annamila Pty Ltd
John & Lorraine Bates
Bill Burdett AM & Sandra Burdett
Hon Susan Crennan AC QC & Michael Crennan QC
Peter Griffin am & Terri Swann
The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon AC & The Hon Kenneth M Hayne AC QC
Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins
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+)
Anonymous (1)
Ballandry (Peter Griffin Family) Fund
Arnold & Mary Bram
Alastair Campbell & Sue Campbell
Catherine Heggen & Tim Biles
Doug Hooley
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
John & Catherine Simpson
Sirius Foundation
Vivian Wei Wang

($1000+)
Anonymous (2)
Donald Abell
Peter J Armstrong
Liz & Charles Baré
Catherine Belcher
The Betty Amsden Foundation
Kaye Birks in the memory of David
Alistaire Bowler
Helen Brack
Kerin Carr
John Castles AM & Thelma Castles OAM
The Hon Alex Chernov AC QC & Mrs Elizabeth Chernov
Min Li Chong
Kaye Cleary
Christine & Michael Clough
Jim Cousins AO & Libby Cousins AM
Kevin Cosgrave
Brian Crisp
Mary Draper AM
Lord Francis Ebury &
The Late Lady Suzanne Ebury
Trevor & Pam Edwards
George & Laila Embelton
Margaret Farren-Price & Prof Ronald Farren-Price AM
Dr Kingsley Gee
Angela Glover
Ann Gordon
Kathryn Greiner AO
Angela Kayser
Lloyd Knight
Prof John Langford AM & Julie Langford
Simon Le Plastrier
Dr Anne Lierse
The Mard Foundation
Janet McDonald
Banjo McLachlan
Mercer Family Foundation
Maria Mercurio
Peter Murdoch QC & Helen Murdoch
Baillieu Myer AC & Sarah Myer
Dennis & Fairlie Nassau
Stephen Newton AO
Barry Novy & Susan Selwyn
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
Dr Peter Rogers & Cathy Rogers
Peter Rose & Christopher Menz
Anne Runhardt & Glenn Reindel
Jasen Scott
Dr Vaughan Speck
In Memory of Pauline Speedy
Pamela Swansson
Russell Taylor
The Ullmer Family Foundation
Dr Victor Wayne & Dr Karen Wayne OAM
Jennifer Whitehead
WindCraft Repair
The Yulgilbar Foundation

($500+)
Anonymous (4)
Rhonda & Ted Allen
Jenny Anderson
Dr Margot Breidahl
Jannie Brown
Prudence Brown
Janice Coleman
Mrs Emily Cross
John & Chris Collingwood
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 C Hurley
Joan Janka
Dr Barry Jones AC & Rachel Faggetter
Dr Gary Joslin & Prof Dimity Reed AM
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
Jane Morris
Rosemary O’Connor
Margaret Plant
Andrew & Georgina Porter
Christopher Reed
John Rosenbloom & Kathryn Earp
Viorica Samson
Ian Baker & Cheryl Saunders
Terry & Margaret Sawyer
Jacqueline Schwarz
Kiera Stevens
Charles Tegner
Robin Usher & Mandy Meade
Rebecca & James Williams
Sue Williams

ACCESS TO MUSIC AND LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL

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+)
The Hansen Little Foundation
Lady Marigold Southey AC

($5000+)
The Jack and Hedy Brent Foundation
Maria McCarthy
D and X Williamson Family Charitable Fund

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

($1000+)
Anonymous (3)
Keith & Debby Badger
Gras Foundation Trust
Maria Hansen
Doug Hooley
Mark & Jane Wilson

($500+)
Anonymous (2)
Dr Christine Bayly
Catherine Belcher
Vivien and Jacob Fajgenbaum
Luke Heagerty
Alison Leslie
Barry Shying
Tony Way

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 Aranday Foundation
The Yulgilbar Foundation

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

($10,000+)
Annamila Pty Ltd
The Sentinel Foundation

($5000+)
Dr Mary-Jane Gething
Canny Quine Foundation
James Ostroburski OAM & Leo Ostroburski

($2500+)
Vivienne Ritchie AM

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

($500+)
The Hon Mary Delahunty

PERFORMER SUPPORT FUND

Donation made to help us provide crucial financial assistance to our community of local artists whose performances are directly affected by this period of closure.

($20,000+)
Joy Selby Smith

($5000+)
George & Laila Embelton

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

($1000+)
Jenny Anderson
Mr Phillip Antippa OAM & Dr Tracey Huntley
Helen Brack
Dr Jean McMullin & Dr Catherine Brennan
Kerin Carr
Colin Coleman
Dr Helen Cox
Trevor & Pam Edwards
John Firth
Dr Kingsley Gee
Ann Gordon
Richard Gubbins
Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins
Christina Hayward
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
In memory of John Price
Janet McDonald
Maria Mercurio
Dr Rosemary Nixon
Elizabeth O’Keeffe
Jacqueline Schwarz
Graeme Smith
Dr Ashley Sparrow
Dr Vaughan Speck
Jenny Tatchell

($500+)
Anonymous (2)
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 AM
Assoc Prof Jody Evans
Janine Gleeson
Maria Hansen
Luke Heagerty
Robert Hocking
Assoc Prof James Hurley
Sean King
Katherine Kirby
Kristin Lampert
Dr Charley Lanning
Sue Lyons
Dr John F Mills
Hyonju Lee
Greg Noonan
Linda Norman
Mary Nugent
Kim Rea
Katherine Rechtman
Prof Greg J Reinhardt AM
Alannah Rice & Stephen McLaughlin
Virginia Robson
Patricia Roessler
John Rosenbloom & Kathryn Earp
Dr Jon Rosenthal & Ms Doreen Rosenthal
Jane Russell
Ian Baker & Cheryl Saunders
Christine Stott
Anna Tomada
Helen Vorrath
Rosalind Wallis
Morris Waters & Shulan Guo
Tony Way
Philip Wendt
Ruth Woods

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

($5000+)
Youth Music Foundation Australia Inc.

($1000+)
Peter J Armstrong
Mary Beth Bauer
Zoe Brinsden
Simon Le Plastrier
Rosemary O’Connor
Christine Sather
Jenny Tatchell

($500+)
Dr Jane Gilmour OAM & Terry Brian

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+)
Alex King
Peter B Murdoch QC & Helen Murdoch

($2500+)
Colin Golvan AM QC & Dr Deborah Golvan
George Golvan QC & Naomi Golvan
Tom Smyth
Peter J Stirling & Kimberley Kane

($1000+)
John & Marcia Arthur
Annette Blonski & Martin Bartfeld QC
Peter Bartlett
Hon Justice David Byrne QC
The Hon Alex Chernov AC QC & Mrs Elizabeth Chernov
The Hon Justice Julie Dodds-Streeton QC
Timothy Goodwin
Robert Heathcote & Meredith King
KCL Law
Maryanne B Loughnan QC
Meredith Anne Schilling
Michael Shand AM QC

($500+)
Leslie G Clements
The Hon Hartley Hansen AM QC & Rosalind Hansen
The Hon David L Harper AM
David Klempfner

MEDICAL FRIENDS OF MELBOURNE RECITAL CENTRE

($1000+)
Michael Bennett & Kate Stockwin
Professor Rod Hunt & Mr Michael Sharpe
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
Barbara Blackman AO
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
Lord Francis Ebury
Colin Golvan AM QC & Dr Deborah Golvan
Luke Heagerty
Louise Heggen
Maria Johnson
Jane Kunstler
Diana Lempriere
Evelyn Pose
Christine Sather
Timothy Presnell & Barbara Skjonnemand
Jenny Tatchell

List of Patrons as at
4 August 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