Governance

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Governance

With increasing legislative and regulatory conditions about the way charities must operate and report, the Theme & Variations Foundation ensures the foundation meets professional governance and compliance standards across its full range of activities. Overhead expenses are minimal. All the board positions are honorary, mailing and promotional activities are charged at cost.

Piers Lane interviewing 2016 award recipient Alexander Yau

Our Mission

The Theme & Variations Foundation’s mission is to provide support and encouragement for aspiring young Australian pianists. This will be achieved by providing scholarships, bursaries and prizes for Australian citizens or permanent residents of Australia who are currently enrolled in an approved course of study in recognised secondary, tertiary or educational Australian or overseas institutions. Recipients of the Foundation’s scholarships and awards may give them access to:

  •     Events run by recognised music teaching institutions for students who could not otherwise afford such teaching
  •     Help with travel and accommodation costs and tuition fees
  •     Performance opportunities
  •     Masterclass opportunities.

The board is currently looking into all of the above ways in which support can be provided. The Foundation will review its grants programs each year to ensure they remain relevant to developments in the performance world.

Our People

Piers Lane

Patron and International concert pianist

Ara Vartoukian

Founder

Nyree Vartoukian

Founder

Alexander Gavrylyuk

Ambassador and International concert pianist

Professor Michael Brimer

2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Artistic Assessment Panel

Professor John Luxton

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 Artistic Assessment Panel

Our Board

Chris Levy

Chairman

Anita Levy

Secretary

Fraser McEwing

Education Liaison

Ara Vartoukian

Artistic Advisor

Nyree Vartoukian

Events Adviser