In 2011, the prestigious music magazine Gramophone featured the Rotterdam Philharmonic Gergiev Festival in its ‘Best events worldwide’ column.

In 2018 the Gergiev Festival celebrates the 30-year link that began in 1988 between Valery Gergiev and Rotterdam. In this centenary year the festival programme includes a number of spectacular events, which celebrate a rich history but also include the latest sounds. The underlying theme is celestial and earthly love – a love that will be heard in many musical forms.

Are you also a fan of the Gergiev Festival? Would you like to make a difference? It goes without saying that you can adopt a specific project such as the family show Sleeping Beauty, the masterclass that Gergiev will give to student conductors, and the impressive closing concert with the world première of Gubaidulina's: Cantata ‘Über Liebe und Hass’.

Closer by the festival
It goes without saying that, as a patron, you will be involved closely in the Festival. For example, you will be able to attend rehearsals and meet and greets, at which you can meet the artists in person.

In 2018 we are offering patrons:

exclusive invitation to the opening evening of the Festival
attendance at rehearsals led by maestro Valery Gergiev behind closed doors

On that occasion you will see, behind the scenes, exactly what your donation achieves. You will hear the difference you are making and how the Festival becomes reality, not only in concrete form through the projects that you help to make possible, but also indirectly through the moral support you give. Needless to say, you will have priority in booking passe-partout tickets.

How can you become a patron? 
You can become a patron with a donation starting at €2,500 (as a lump sum or spread over five years).

Tax bene fits for donations

Your donation benefits from tax exemptions. If you opt for periodic donations, they are even fully income tax-deductible (since 2012 to the extent of 125%, under the Gift and Inheritance Tax Act). To qualify, you have to have a private donation contract (see onderhandse schenkingsovereenkomst) for at least five years.

A periodic donation of, for example, €1,000 may cost you as little as €350 net per year, whereas the Festival will benefit from the full amount! 
You can calculate your benefit by using the donation calculator, schenkcalculator. 

If you would like to find out more about becoming one of our patrons, please contact Petra Roozendaal by phone on +31 (0)10 217 79 21 or by e-mail at: She will be happy to answer all your questions. Perhaps you would like to make a donation straight away. Naturally we have no objection to that. IBAN bank account number: NL97ABNA0448605384, in the name of Maecenasfonds o.v.v. Gergiev Festival.