Last night I was privileged to hear Erika Wueschner and Richard Dowling give an outstanding concert in the Bridge View Center Performing Arts Theater. I must tell you that it was one of the most pleasant and inspiring musical presentations I have had in years. Bringing this kind of talent to small town America is a gift that is impossible to measure.

— R.B., Ottumwa, IA

Staff & Board

Founder and Artistic Director Evan Drachman established the Foundation in 1990 in honor of his grandfather, Gregor Piatigorsky. Mr. Drachman (bio) is a professional cellist and a respected authority on the presentation of live classical music for diverse audiences.

A thriving volunteer network makes it possible for the Foundation to present more than 200 performances each season with a small full time staff. The Foundation’s full time administrative staff consists of Concert Coordinator Kathleen Le Blanc.

 

Board of Directors

Evan Drachman
President, Founder & Artistic Director
Lutherville, MD
Robert E. Allen, Jr.
Director
Sitka, AK
Walter B. Morton
Director
Metairie, LA
Robert Cane
Director
New York, NY
Ira Talbi
Treasurer
New York, NY
Richard Dowling
Director
New York, NY
Michael A. Varet
Secretary
New York, NY
Craig Michaelson
Vice President
New York, NY
Jephta Drachman
Director Emeritus

 

Advisory Board

Leon Botstein Luis Garcia-Renart Miriam Shames
Yo-Yo Ma Steven Isserlis Scott Waxman
Leon Fleisher Margaret LeMay-Lewis Bruce G. Wilcox