Endowed Orchestra Chair Programme

Endowed Orchestra Chair Programme2018-10-10T12:51:39+00:00

The Endowed Orchestra Chair Programme is very important to the future of the CPO. Funds donated under this Programme are added to The Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra Foundation’s Endowment Fund and is held in perpetuity. The income that is generated is contributed each year to the Calgary Philharmonic Society. Your support helps the Orchestra realize its future artistic dreams by making it possible to attract and retain high-calibre players and elevate further the quality of the Orchestra’s performances.

Since the founding of the Programme in 1987 with the Rozsa Music Director Endowed Chair, 13 additional donors have aligned their names with principal and section member orchestra positions.

Your donation will be held in perpetuity by The CPO Foundation and will be eligible, as are all donations to the Foundation, for matching funds from the Canada Cultural Investment Fund.


A gift may be made in the form of cash, securities or property by way of one payment or instalments over a defined period of time. Donations of securities may be eligible for additional income tax incentives.

Endowed Orchestra Chairs

Rozsa Endowed Chair Music Director Rune Bergmann
John & Ethelene Gareau Endowed Chair Concertmaster Diana Cohen In honour of Cenek Vrba’s 36 years of service
Peter & Jeanne Lougheed Endowed Chair Associate Concertmaster John Lowry
Hotchkiss Endowed Chair First Violin Section Member
Dennis Sharp & Hélène Coté-Sharp Endowed Chair Second Violin Section Member Craig Hutchenreuther
Dalgleish Endowment of Chair 66 Second Violin Section Member Lenora Leggatt
Eckhardt-Gramatté Foundation Endowed Chair Principal Viola Laurent Grillet-Kim  In memory of Sophie-Carmen Eckhardt-Gramatté
John & Jean Partridge Endowed Chair Cello Section Member David Morrissey
Deborah Yedlin & Martin Molyneaux Endowed Chair Cello Section Member Joan Kent
Bill & Irene Bell Endowed Chair Piccolo Gwen Klassen
Frank & Carol Gray Endowed Chair Principal Trumpet Adam Zinatelli  In memory of Vincent Cichowicz
Dick & Joyce Matthews Endowed Chair Piano
Frank & Carol Gray Endowed Chair Principal Percussion Joshua Jones In honour of Tim Rawlings’ 42 years of service
H.D. Klebanoff Endowed Chair First Violin Section Member

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Gnutel
Donor Relations Officer

Jeremy Clark
CPO Foundation