Patrons & Supporters


Our Patron-in-Chief is David Cairns, the leading authority in the world on Berlioz.

Others who have joined us so far include:

  • Dame Janet Baker CH, one of the greatest-ever singers of Berlioz’s female roles;
  • Dame Sarah Connolly DBE, renowned British mezzo soprano
  • Michael Berkeley (Lord Berkeley of Knighton) CBE, composer and broadcaster;
  • Suzi Digby (Lady Eatwell) OBE, choral conductor and evangelist for music education and children’s singing;
  • Chi-chi Nwanoku OBE, peerless double bassist and founder of the Chineke! orchestra.

We also have several distinguished conductors:

  • Sir Mark Elder CH CBE
  • Sir John Eliot Gardiner CBE
  • Sir Roger Norrington CBE
  • Sir Simon Rattle OM CBE
  • Sir Antonio Pappano
  • Robin Ticciati
  • Edward Gardner OBE
  • François-Xavier Roth
  • Nicholas Collon


Berlioz 150 is grateful for the financial support we have received from:

  • The Adrian Swire Charitable Trust
  • The Ashley Family Foundation
  • New Berlioz Edition Trust
  • The Sickle Foundation

and individual donors.