Thank you so very much for making it possible for those of us residing in small rural communities to enjoy concerts usually only seen in large metropolitan venues. Jeffrey Grossman and Katharine Dain performed in our small town last evening. WOW!

— M.M., Snyder, TX

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.
Sitka, AK
Walter B. Morton
Metairie, LA
Robert Cane
New York, NY
Ira Talbi
New York, NY
Richard Dowling
New York, NY
Michael A. Varet
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