Australian Cello Awards - Governance


Australian Cello Awards Pty Ltd is administered and wholly owned by Music & Opera Singers Trust Limited (MOST®). MOST® is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office.


 Roland Gridiger

Roland Gridiger (Chairman)

A supporter and philanthropist of the arts, Roland Gridiger is also Chairman of the Music & Opera Singers Trust Ltd (MOST®), a not-for-profit organisation which provides professional management and consultancy services for competitions, events, scholarships, prizes, awards and grants. MOST® oversees several prominent competitions including the IFAC Australian Singing Competition and the Australian Cello Awards. In addition, Roland has practised law for over 40 years and is experienced in a wide range of areas. He has particular expertise in Estate and Succession Planning, Wills, Probate and Conveyancing. He is also Chairman of the Geraldine Pascall Foundation and Trustee of the Rona Tranby Trust.

David Full

David N. Full

David N. Full has been involved in financial markets for over 30 years. He has held a number of positions with the Australian Stock Exchange research department including as presenter of a 10-minute daily market update on ABC Radio. He has spent the last 27 years with UBS advising family groups on the management of their wealth. His interest in the arts blossomed while taking his son to music lessons when he realised the satisfaction that learning an instrument can bring to a child. Since then he has been an enthusiastic supporter of the Sydney Youth Orchestra and Opera Australia.


Catherine Hewgill

Catherine Hewgill

Catherine Hewgill has had and continues to enjoy a stellar career as a professional cellist. She has studied at some of the world’s finest music schools and has received numerous awards including the prestigious Rostropovich Scholarship. Upon her return to Australia, after working in Europe with I Solisti Veneti, she joined the Australian Chamber Orchestra and in 1990 was appointed Principal Cellist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, a role she continues to hold today. She has performed as a soloist with many of the Australian symphony orchestras and she frequently tours internationally with acclaimed groups such as the Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa and most recently as Principal Cellist for The Australian World Orchestra.


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Tax deductibility

The Australian Cello Awards Pty Ltd is administered and wholly owned by Music & Opera Singers Trust Pty Ltd (ABN 97 002 497 841), endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient by the Australian Tax Office (Subdivision 20-BA of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997, Item 1 Section 30-15; in Subdivision 30-B; Item 12.1.1 public fund on the register of cultural organisations).

Endorsement date: 1 July 2000.

Supporting young cellists

If you are interested in establishing a bequest, legacy scholarship or programme, the Australian Cello Awards provide fantastic opportunities for you to support our next generation of cellists. 

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Mary Allen and Betty Evans

Mary Allen and
Betty Evans

The Allen-Evans Scholarship was made possible through the bequests of sisters Mary Allen (top) and Betty Evans (bottom).

It is through such foresight and generosity that the Australian Cello Awards can support the next generations of artistic talent.

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