About the Foundation

The Viktor Ullmann Foundation was founded by the British concert pianist Jacqueline Cole in 2002. The purpose of the Foundation is to honour, celebrate and remember the life, courage and genius of the composer and pupil of Arnold Schoenberg, and his fellow artists and musicians in the Theresienstadt (Terezín) ghetto. This will be achieved through concerts, festivals, cabaret, lectures, Holocaust education and film.


  • Steven Isserlis
  • Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg
  • Dom John Babeau Order of Carthusians
  • Timothy Radcliffe OP
  • Benjamin Zander
  • Father Henryk Satlawa
  • Renata Karpinska MSc

Executive Committee

  • Anita Lasker Wallfisch
  • Alexander Knapp
  • Gloria Tessler

Honorary Advisors

  • Michael Wiener
  • Sonja Linden


Dr Dushan Mihalek Israeli Composers League, Israel;
Dr Yuval Shaked Diaspora Museum, Tel Aviv;
Katherine Klinger Wiener Library, London;
Jan Munk Terezin Memorial;
Sonja Linden “Write to Life” Project, Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture;
Mark Ludwig Terezin Chamber Music Foundation, USA;
Heidi Zimmerman Paul Sacher Foundation, Basel, Switzerland;
Philip Backstrom Holocaust Awareness – Spiritual Life Office Holocaust Project;
Andrea Spang Boosey & Hawkes Bote & Bock GmbH & Co.
Graham Melville Mason Dvorak Society for Czech and Slovak Music;
Rafal Pankowski ‘Nigdy Wiecej’ – Never Again Association;
David Conway Alkan Society;
Charles Amirkhanian Other Minds;
Jitka Paterson Sigmund BCSA British Czech and Slovak Association;
Jarmila Karas Emmy Destin Foundation;
Michael Newman Association of Jewish Refugees.