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.

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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

  • Bruno Mégevand

  • 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
    • Ara Guzelimian
    • Thomas Hampson
    • Mena Mark Hanna
    • Markus Hinterhäuser
    • Luis Pereira Leal
    • Francis Maréchal
    • Gillian Moore
    • 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
    • Håkan Hardenberger
    • Daniel Harding
    • Vladimir Jurowski
    • Anish Kapoor
    • Daniel Kwiatkowski
    • David Lang
    • Rosita Missoni
    • Jonathan Nott
    • Vasily Petrenko
    • Sebastião Salgado
    • Esa-Pekka Salonen
    • Frank Scheffer
    • 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
    • MasterVoices
    • 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

    • Polimekanos