Thank You

Thank you for being an audience member,
volunteer, donor or funding partner.

Music is at the heart of Four Winds – sharing musical culture and nurturing creativity is what we do. From the examples on our website we hope you get a picture of Four Winds’ year-round activity; we are no longer simply an iconic Easter Festival. The reason is simple – the power of music can positively impact all our lives in remarkable and unexpected ways.

Four Winds sustains a year-round program of work that injects a remarkable level of ambition and quality to the musical life of the South Coast region; for artists, audiences, community groups and most importantly for the young people in our local schools, where access to great quality live music is otherwise limited.

Your donation to Four Winds is an important investment in the creativity of future generations – thank you.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all the donors who have supported Four Winds to grow into the impressive organisation and facility we know and love today. Donors have been a major part of enabling the development of Natures Concert Hall, have provided a wonderful piano and provided support for our work in the community and schools which is going from strength to strength. I’m proud of Four Winds and proud to have the support of many people as ticket buyers, volunteers and donors – thank you”

David Francis

Executive Director

Four winds ambassadors

We are fortunate to have the support of key individuals who together make up our Ambassadors. They not only provide financial support for the organisation but act as key advocates within our community, with artists and among their peers.

Become an ambassador click here.


Michael Darling
Manuela Darling-Gansser
Di Haskell and Ken Robinson


With the support of our donors Four Winds is proud to have commissioned 16 new works to date and premiered 32 new works. This year, with the support of commissioners and those who have contributed to the Composing the Future with James Crabb, Four Winds has five new works being premiered at the 2018 Easter Festival.

Thank you to the following donors who have specifically supported the creation of new work in partnership with Four Winds.

If you would like to partner Four Winds in commissioning a new work – which is a great and lasting way to celebrate music, please call David Francis on 02 6493 3366 or email

Commissioners fund for new music

Australasian Performing Rights Association
Father Arthur Bridge
Julian Burnside
Sue Fisher
Steven Alward and Mark Wakely
Carrillo & Ziyin Gantner
Marigold Southey
Maria Myers
The Keir Foundation
Cliff Wallis & Sayaka Mihara


The following donors have generously supported Four Winds in 2019 and 2020:

* Recurring donor
** In Kind | Artist Host
*** Bequest

$10,000 and above

Michael Darling * | Ambassador
Manuela Darling-Gansser * | Ambassador
Christine Poulton and Geoffrey Steel * | ** | Ambassador

Lee Primmer and Warwick Anderson | Donors of Harpsichord to Four Winds

$2,500 – $5,000

Margaret and Peter Janssens
Ezekiel Solomon
Arn Sprogis and Margot Woods
Kim Williams and Catherine Dovey

$1,000 – $2,500

Deborah Brennan
Joanna Baevski *
Jane Grose ***
Cary and Robert Gillespie *
Di Haskell and Kenneth Robinson **
Margaret Kenny Levick and Bill Southwood *
Anne Marshall and Gordon Beattie *
Donald Moffatt
Marshall and Tacheci
Lynda Napier-Morris and Kate Jorgenson * | **
Helen O’Neil
Ingrid and David Petts
Frances Perkins and Gary Potts
Timothy Pilgrim * | **
Marilyn and Alan Stretton
Sue and Peter Sarlos
Robin and Martin Ward
Morna Whiting and Peter Thompson *
Anonymous * | **

$500 – $1,000

Eva Berger * | **
Margaret and Max Bourke
Carol Clark
Jenny and Graham Cook
Mark Clark
Elizabeth Moore
Stephen Mills
Philip Mawer and Stuart Absalom *
Wendy Millar *
Rosalind and Nicolas Peterson
Anna Piatkowska and Peter Rosenfeldt
Jennifer and David Sutherland
Gillian Storey
Cate Thompson and Ian Hughes in memory of Pat Thompson
Anonymous **
Anonymous *

Up to $500

Wendi Avery *
Elizabeth and John Bennett
Georgia Behrens
R Beasley *
Robyn Bedford
Sue Brittain
Anne Coutts
Debbie Cameron
Mary-Anne Carmody *
Patricia and David Cran
Sally Clark
Susan and Neil Clutterbuck
Susan Carey
Jon and Tanya Crothers
Denise Davies
Glenn Dennett
Susan Dawe
Michael Ebstein
Margaret Elliott
Ashley Fuller
Carole and Philip Flood
David Francis and Paul Wragg
John Farrow
Henry Grose
John Gerard
Naino Groen
Patricia Gorman
Paulien Gort and Kees Dorst *
Isabel Hesketh
Mary Harwood
Richard Highfield
Sheila Hall *
Sian Morgan Hall and Nigel Hall *
Tim Holt
Will Hutchins
Rebecca Iliffe
David James
Peter James
Dame Emma Kirkby
Elizabeth and Rod King
Heather Kenway
Jack Knudson
Curtis Levy
Robin and David Large *
Leslie Loble *
Mary Lightfoot
Beverley Mcnab and Allan Lees
Jan Maitland
Joan Masterton
Margaret McClintock
Maria McDonnell
Melissa Merrin
Robyn McKay
Virginia Macleod
Brenda Montgomery *
John Nicolades *
Melissa Neidorf
Prue Neidorf
Ellen O’Byrne
Heather O’Connor *
Robyn Ormiston and John Downes *
Ann Poore
Jan and Bevis Pyle
Carolyn Parfitt
Lesley Potter
Lotte Pors Eriksen
Anna Piatkowska and Peter Rosenfeldt
Robert Pearson
Suzanne Powell
Bette Renfree
Louise Rose
Sarah Ryan
Sue Roberts
Karen Rudd *
Anh-Thu Stuart
Barbara Steller *
Christine Shaw
Hywel Sims *
Jane Sandilands
Lindsey Suttor
Perry Sperling
Robin Sevenoaks *
Karin Veenendaal
John Ziino
Zephyrs Jazz
Anonymous *
Anonymous *

Katrina Proust and Barry Newell **
Blair Palese and Enrico Coiera **

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Mikelangelo and the Black Sea Gentlemen 9th and 10th January, 2021 The 2021 Easter Festival 02-04 April, 2021 WIND DOWN TO CHRISTMAS 19th December, 2020

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