... to rebuild the broken spiritual bridges between the peoples ...

Mahlerfest, Amsterdam 1920

Mahler Foundation

Gustav Mahler has touched untold lives through his music. Mahler Foundation‘s mission is to channel this awareness – the Mahler Effect, as we call it – into a force for positive change by supporting projects that draw upon the transformative power of Gustav Mahler’s legacy.

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My need to express myself musically, symphonically only begins where obscure feelings rule, at the threshold that leads into the "other world," the world where things no longer fall apart in time and space.

Gustav Mahler