Mahler Foundation

Gustav Mahler has touched untold lives through his music, communicating in his songs and symphonies the joys and calamities of simply being alive and inspiring a deeply moving vision of the human condition. Many of us have somehow been transformed by this experience.

As we’ve hurtled more than 1/6th of the way through the 21st century, we are now able to perceive the challenges that will confront our civilization for successive generations.  And we are also able to perceive how Mahler’s music, vision and innovative spirit can unite us to ‘...rebuild the broken spiritual bridges between the peoples.’

Through our support of projects in the contemporary arts, environment and music education, we hope to foster community, refresh our awareness of nature as the inspiration for creativity and speak to humanity’s common purposes.  

Gustav Mahler felt an inner need to render life and humanity’s search for meaning and our shared destiny in his musical works, and now, in the 21st century, we wish to promote and give voice to this inner need through our projects.

We believe that art illuminates our essence and as such can serve as a vehicle for improving life, that awakening the imagination engenders compassion.

Board of Directors

Marina Mahler, Founder President
Alexandra Sasha Mahler Havlicek, Vice-President
Martin Campbell-White, Chairman
Bill Richter, Secretary and Counsel
Morten Solvik, Musicologist
Mark Kalow, Chief Financial Officer
Paul Lester

Honorary Vice-Presidents

José Antonio Abreu
Henry-Louis de La Grange (in memoriam)
Donald Mitchell (in memoriam)

Advisory Members

Gabriella Abbado
Pierre Audi
Marcus Axt
Deborah Borda
Jonathan Freeman-Attwood
Laurent Genre 
Thomas Hampson 
Ara Guzelimian
Mena Mark Hanna
Markus Hinterhäuser
Luis Pereira Leal
Bruno Mégevand
Dominique Meyer
Vincent Mouret
Matthew Rose
Stefan Schüz
Jorn Weisbrodt

Honorary Members

Hans Abrahamsen
John Adams
George Benjamin
Edward Bond
Myung-Whun Chung
Gustavo Dudamel
Christoph Eschenbach
Ivan Fischer
Frank Gehry
Barbara Hannigan
Håken Hardenberger
Daniel Harding
Vladimir Jurowski
Anish Kapoor
Daniel Kwiatkowski
David Lang
Jonathan Nott
Vasily Petrenko
Sebastião Salgado
Esa-Pekka Salonen
Salvatore Sciarrino
Peter Sellars
Miroslav Srnka
Jason Starr
Michael Tilson Thomas
Violetta Urmana
Anne-Sofie von Otter
Rufus Wainwright
Jörg Widmann
Robert Wilson
Long Yu

Project Infinitude and Mahler KinderPhilharmoniker

Kahchun Wong & Marina Mahler, Founders
Kahchun Wong, Artistic Director

Mahler & the 21st Century Future Projects

Bamberger Symphoniker
Budapest Festival Orchestra
Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester
Mahler Chamber Orchestra
New York Philharmonic
Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolívar
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra

Associated Organisations

El Sistema
Fondation Royaumont
Gustav Mahler Stichting Nederland
Het Koninklijk Concertgebouw
Internationale Gustav Mahler Gesellschaft
L'Orchestre des Jeunes de la Méditerranée
Médiathèque Musicale Mahler
Société Gustav Mahler de Genève
Tanzle, Inc.
The Gustav Mahler Society, New York
The Mahler Competition, Bamberg
Universal Edition

Associated Programmes and Projects

Mahler Award
Steinbach Mahler Festival
Houses of Mahler
Anna Mahler Association
Mahler & LeWitt Studios

Public Relations

Bolton and Quinn

Artistic Consultant

David Gothard

Operations Director

Jill Segal

Chief Impact Officer

Ray Araujo

Head of Publication

Guy Robertson

Media Curator

Sam Belinfante

Coordination Manager

Andrea Kleibel

Identity and Design Consultants