Why Support Us?

Becoming a concert pianist is a solitary pursuit which demands mental and physical stamina, discipline and commitment. While there are currently many piano competitions throughout Australia which help to launch solo piano careers, as far as we are aware there is no other organisation which provides guidance, support and financial assistance to help young Australian pianists prepare for the rigours of concert, competition and music performance. By supporting our foundation you can help young pianists, especially those under financial stress, to advance to higher levels of skills and achievement.


‘It is so nice to hear from you – like a warm breeze that drifts in from the window on this cold winter’s morning. The Foundation is doing a lot to benefit not just the aspiring pianists but also benefiting the community. Well done. This is a very gentle and sincere approach to get the community interested.  Let the music be the best ambassador for the cause.’ DL – July 2014

Ways you can help

Individual donations

Financial donations of any size will go into an endowment fund, the interest from which will pay for scholarships, bursaries and prizes for students who may apply for funds towards further education, masterclasses, piano rental and any other expenses authorised by the board and approved by the trustees.

Find out how you can donate.


Whether it’s ushering at concerts, helping at events or contributing ideas and efforts for fund raising we would love to hear from you, or you may be able to assist in some other way. Please let us know how you would like to help and we will do all we can to have you involved.



Leaving a bequest to the Foundation will be an excellent way of making a significant contribution to its growth and success. You may choose to leave a particular asset or specified sum of money, or a percentage of your total estate. Bequests may be given freely so that the Foundation can apply the money to the area of most need. It is also possible to leave a bequest with a requirement that the Foundation use your gift for specific purpose. However you choose to give your gift, it will help to ensure that the Foundation can continue its work into the future. If this is something of interest, make sure you speak with your lawyer to discuss your intentions and set up a plan.

Corporate Sponsorship

The Foundation is keen to work in partnership with businesses that share the same values as the board. If your company would like to be associated with the Theme & Variations Foundation and the work it does please contact one of our board members.