Giving Circle

Members of the Giving Circle contribute $1000 or more to the Orchestra in a 12-month period.

Through their vision, our city has a centre for excellence and its own independent voice for chamber music.

Melbourne Chamber Orchestra is deeply grateful to the members of the Giving Circle for their continued support.

Artistic Director’s Circle

  • Drs Mark & Alla Medownick (lead donors)
  • Alastair & Sue Campbell
  • Dennis Goldner AM & Kate Murphy
  • Thanh Ha
  • Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins
  • Dr Elizabeth Lewis AM
  • Maria Myers AC & Allan Myers AC KC
  • Romney & Susanne Smeeton
  • Profs Gabriela & George Stephenson*
  • JoAnne Stephenson & Robin Larsen
  • Fran Thorn
  • Dr Victor Wayne & Dr Karen Wayne OAM

Player Chair Supporters

  • The Arnold Foundation (Early Career Chairs)
  • Dr Merrilyn Murnane AM & Mr Max Griffiths MBE (Early Career Chairs)
  • Romney & Susanne Smeeton (Merewyn Bramble & Emma Sullivan)

25Plus Soloist Circle

  • Dennis Goldner AM & Kate Murphy
  • Richard Jackson

Pro Arte Bequest Circle Members

  • Ann Badger
  • Gunta Eglite
  • The late Rosemary Gleeson
  • Beth Heinrich
  • Richard Jackson
  • The late Judith Steele
  • Profs Gabriela & George Stephenson

MCO Giving Circle

Concerto $10,000—$49,000 

Nicholas Callinan AO & Libby Callinan
Heather Carmody
Dennis Goldner AM & Kate Murphy
Maria Myers AC & Allan Myers AC KC
Fran Thorn
Anonymous (1)

Sostenuto $5,000—$9,999 

Mrs Jim Peart

Serenade $2,500—$4,999

The Arnold Foundation
Carolyn Baker
Alastair & Sue Campbell
Dr Catherine Duncan AM
Sue Johnston
Joan Lefroy AM & Dr George Lefroy AM
Jeremy Ruskin KC & Roz Zalewski OAM
Romney & Susanne Smeeton
Igor Zambelli
Anonymous (1)

Intermezzo $1,000—$2,499

Marc Besen AC
Geoffrey Clarke
Lyndsey & Peter Hawkins
Gwen & Edna Jones Foundation
Dr Richard Knafelc and Grevis Beard
Jan McDonald
Dr Louisa Ng
Marian Neumann
Louise Persse & John Stapleton
Marshall P Segan
Ray & Joyce Uebergang Foundation
Dr Valerie Britton Wilson & John Wilson OAM
Anonymous (1)

Individual donors as at 15 August 2023.

* in tribute to the great Romanian musicians George Enescu & Dinu Lipatti.

MCO Touring Circle

Members of the Touring Circle contributed $100 or more to the appeal to support MCO’s regional touring in 2023. Through their support, MCO has been able to continue providing live and professional chamber music to Victoria’s regional communities. We’re deeply grateful to the Touring Circle members for their support of their fellow Victorians.

  • Scott Aitken
  • Ann Badger
  • Luisa Banks
  • Neil & Heather Barker
  • Gordon Black
  • Zexi Chen
  • Geoffrey Clarke
  • Julia De Paiva
  • Dr Kingsley Gee
  • Richard Gubbins
  • Jacqueline Hagen
  • Prof Leonard Harrison
  • Geoffrey Hayes
  • Sue Johnston
  • Alan Jones
  • Gordon Kerry
  • Rod Klein and Helen Lemke
  • Dr Joan Lefroy AM & Dr George Lefroy AM
  • Dr Anne Lierse AM
  • Dr Joan & Dr Barry Miskin
  • Sybil Nolan
  • Geoff & Georgina Nunn
  • Peter Outhred
  • William Pye MS
  • Dr Deborah Shnookal
  • Peter & Shirley Watson
  • Christopher Wigan
  • Anonymous (8)

For information on supporting MCO, please contact the Orchestra’s Executive Director, Richard Jackson on (03) 9119 1590.