The Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Scholarships Programme
The Foundation’s Scholarship Programme assists between ten and twenty artists each year through the Bel Canto Award, Sydney International Song Prize and Study Grant programme. Applicants are judged by panels of international judges through various stages of each competition and/or via video links. Each applicant must provide a detailed study plan outlining how they intend to make use of the scholarships funds which is monitored closely to ensure the funds are used properly.
The Scholarship programme is a vital initiative that helps young artists to develop their craft and fulfil their given potential. The Foundation assists in guiding its winners to ensure a path to a career on the opera and concert hall stages of the world with many of our alumni now enjoying international success. The Foundation’s aim is to continue educating and encouraging exceptional musicians to ensure a rich, musical heritage is forever present in our world.
Please consider becoming part of our Scholarship Programme, by giving today you could change a young singer’s life tomorrow.
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A message from Richard Bonynge:
"Joan and I have been extremely fortunate in our lives and it has long been our wish for a foundation to be established so that we could help young singers. With the world in turmoil it becomes ever more difficult for young people at the start of their careers. I am immensely grateful for the generosity of our caring supporters and fervently hope to encourage many more opera lovers to help ensure continuity in the art of bel canto.” Richard Bonynge, AC CBE
As a registered charity, the JSRB Foundation relies entirely on philanthropic donations from the general public and corporate sector. We receive donations from as little as $10 to $100,000 and from all over the world. All are extremely welcome and put towards the Joan Sutherland & Richard Bonynge Scholarship Programme.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation, create an award in your name or leave a bequest please download the donation form or pay directly online. Alternatively, you can give us a call and discuss how you would like to assist the Foundation.
Create a Scholarship in your name or someone else’s name
Throughout our lifetime we have had many scholarships created in people’s names or in memory of a loved one or simply to encourage a certain composer. If you would like to sponsor an award just let us know. It doesn’t have to be forever, it can be one year, three years or indefinitely.
Awards include: Richard Bonynge Award, Decca Award, Sanderson Award, Mozart Handel Prize, Deborah Riedel Award, Margreta Elkins Encouragement Award, Megan Evans OAM Encouragement Award, Kinnon Award, Rosina Raisbeck Award, Marja Baudish Encouragement Award, Tony McIntrye Award, Eva Maria Szekely Award.
How to Leave a Legacy in your Will
A bequest is the ideal way of ensuring you too can leave a lasting legacy and make a difference in the careers and lives of our future singers. If you would like information on how to leave a bequest or gift in your Will, please contact Fiona Janes on 61 (2) 4861 2440 or email@example.com or download the form for more information about correct wording and types of bequests.
In Kind Support
Support for the Foundation comes in all forms. Each year the Foundation has many individual costs including airfares, hotels, catering, venue hire, office expenses, travel expenses, printing, postage, website maintenance and more. If you can help with any of these please don’t hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org .
We value your Privacy
All donors will be acknowledged for their support in our programmes and on the website unless otherwise instructed. If you would like your name and donation to remain Anonymous and Confidential we will respect your privacy and ensure you are not mentioned in any publicly released material.
Donor Patron Programme
The JSRB Foundation would like to thank the following individuals and organisations for their generous support.
Donor Patron Programme Supporters
Universal Music Australia
Hawaii Performing Arts Festival
Solti Accademia di Bel Canto
Sydney Philharmonia Choirs
Tait Memorial Trust
Universal Music Australia
Los Angeles Opera
Royal Opera House Covent Garden London
Sydney Philhamonia Choirs
The Metropolitan Opera New York
Stockholm University of the Arts
St Petersburg Conservatorium
Vienna State Opera
West Australian Opera
If you would like to become an Associate Member of the Foundation please print out and fill in the Membership form and return to the Foundation at P.O. Box 2692 Bowral NSW 2576 or join online.
Members receive invites to special events, discounts on tickets and our three annual newsletters. Yearly membership cost is just $30 per person.
Download form here or fill out our online membership form
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We are always looking for people passionate about opera and music who are willing to give up a few hours of their time to help out at our events and competitions. The more Volunteers we have the less work you will have to do and just think, you too will be making a valuable contribution to the Foundation’s goals and ambitions.
Or, perhaps you’re a social media whizz, if so, come on board and help us spread the word.
If you are interested in joining our team we would love to hear from you. email@example.com.