The American Friends of the Grafenegg Festival, Inc. is a foundation formed in 2014 for the purpose of supporting the advancement of the Grafenegg Festival. The foundation will endeavour to do this in three ways. Firstly, we strive to make the festival known to lovers of classical music in the United States by inviting them to join us in organized trips to Vienna and the Festival. Secondly, we support the inclusion of American orchestras, ensembles, conductors, soloists and composers in the festival programme. Finally, we sponsor young American musicians to participate in new educational activities that are being established at the Grafenegg Campus.
«The contribution made by the American Friends is essential for the further development of the Grafenegg Festival. Thanks to this contribution, a number of important projects can be implemented.»
Artistic Director Grafenegg
«Austria with all its musical history has always benefitted from cultural influences coming from the outside. We are delighted to welcome the American Friends to our home.»
«Bringing American friends and Austrian friends together at the Grafenegg Festival will strengthen the cultural links between these two wonderful countries.»
Kathleen Robbins, President
Tassilo Metternich-Sándor, Vice President
Marife Hernandez, Director
Stefan Lang, Treasurer
Richard J. Miller, Jr., Secretary
American Friends of the Grafenegg Festival, Inc. is an organisation exempt from income tax under section 501 (c) (3) and is classified as a public charity under Section 170 (b)(1)(A)(vi) of the international Revenue Code.