Our community of people supporting new work

Along with many of our individual supporters, Four Winds is committed to developing new work. If this is of particular interest to you the Four Winds Commissioners’ Fund enables you to directly support the development of new work.

There are many and varied reasons for people to commission music: to commemorate an anniversary or special birthday, to honour a much-loved and sadly missed family member or friend, or to support a composer. For instance, Lady Southey commissioned Peter Sculthorpe to create ‘Song for Neilma’ in celebration of her sister and Four Winds Founder, Neilma Gantner.

But, whatever the reason, the commissioning process is an exciting one to be involved in, whether as an individual or as a group of friends who form a club to support new music. The commissioner is a part of the process. They watch as ideas unfold from the fledgling to the fully formed and proudly participate in the world premiere performance of the work that, with their support, the composer and the performers bring to life.

To find out more about becoming a Four Winds Commissioner and to discuss your support please contact:

Michael Darling – Chair
0448 204 482

Sian Morgan Hall – Board Member
0423 588 958

Click here to see a list of our Commissioners.