Partners & Supporters

advisory board


Shirley Apthorp

John Battersby
International Marketing Council
of South Africa

Bongani Ndodona Breen
Executive Chairman, BKNDO Pty Ltd

Oscar Mdluli
Independent consultant

Andreas Janotta
Andreas Janotta Artists Management

Platon Trakoshis
Lucky Fish Productions, South Africa

Dr. Christine Rhomberg
Managing Director, Hilti Foundation

Barbara Higgs
Theatre Zurich



Gustavo Dudamel
Chief Conductor, Los Angeles Philharmonic

Simone Young
Conductor, Hamburg State Opera

Michael Haefliger
Lucerne Festival Director

Jonathan Govias
Abreu Fellow and El Sistema advisor


Brent Meersman
Arts journalist, Cape Town

Josephine Markovits
Autumn Festival Paris

Jan Dalley
Financial Times London

Ginny Macbeth
Macbeth Media



Bloomberg Philanthropy
Business and Arts South Africa
BTO Management Consulting
Cape 300 Foundation
FJC – Foundation of Philantrophic funds
Goethe Institut
German Consulate Cape Town
HILTI Foundation
Laura Ghella
Music Centre of the Netherlands

Nicos Fatouros Tax Consultant
Private donors
Stellenbosch University
The Britten-Pears Foundation
The K T Wong Foundation
The Norwegian Government
Universität der Künste Berlin
WilmerHale Lawyers





London Music Masters
Rotterdam Opera Days, Netherlands
Sphinx Organization, USA
Trondheim Soloists, Norway
The Britten-Pears Foundation, UK
Universität der Künste, Berlin
Wiener Taschenoper, Austria

South African

Darling Music Experience
Field Band Foundation
Hout Bay Music Project Trust
iKhaya Trust
Joseph Stone Auditorium
New Music South Africa
Stellenbosch University
South African National Youth Orchestra Foundation
South African College of Music, University of Cape Town
Rhenish School
University of Johannesburg Arts Centre


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