Peter Weiss AO, Patron


"A work of art, beautiful to behold on an aesthetic level, a valuable antique, a useful and practical tool supplying the most wonderful music in the hands of a dedicated professional. To purchase one and sponsor an artist, allowing the artist to ply his trade with the best available tool, is both an investment and an act of philanthropy, giving joy to innumerable concert-goers and CD buyers."  Private Wealth Investor magazine

Become a Patron of the ACO Instrument Fund and participate in the ownership of a bank of historic stringed instruments for use by ACO's extraordinary musicians. Our aim is to fill the Orchestra with the finest instruments from the Golden Age of string making, to deepen the richness and colour of Australia's finest orchestra.

The Fund’s first asset was Australia’s only Stradivarius violin, now on loan to Satu Vänskä, a Principal Violin with the Orchestra. The Fund’s second asset is a 1714 violin by Joseph Guarneri filius Andreae, now on loan to Mark Ingwersen, a Violinist with the Orchestra.


To find out more about supporting the ACO Instrument Fund with a fully tax deductible donation, please contact Sally Crawford, Patrons Manager, at or on (02) 8274 3830. 

For information about investing in the fund (wholesale investors only), please click here or contact Pennie Loane, Investor Relations Manager, at or on (02) 8274 3878.


The ACO pays tribute to its Founding Patrons of the Fund, who made donations to the Orchestra to assist the Fund to acquire the Stradivarius violin.


Peter Weiss AO 

CONCERTO - $200,000 - $499,999

Amina Belgiorno-Nettis

Naomi Milgrom AO

QUARTET - $50,000 to $99,999

John Leece AM and Anne Leece

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