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Solti Foundation

Solti Foundation

Chicago, IL 60201
Tax ID30-0004328

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The Solti Foundation U.S. was established after the 1997 death of Sir Georg Solti. Its mission is to assist talented young American musicians at the start of their professional careers. It has made annual grants to awardees since 2003.


Sir Georg Solti was conductor of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra from 1969-1991 and laureate conductor until 1997. The much loved and revered Solti is remembered by his many friends and associates not only in Chicago, but throughout the world. The Solti Foundation U.S. was established to honor the memory of the legendary conductor Sir Georg Solti and his dedication to helping young artists. The Solti Foundation U.S. presented its prestigious 2019 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Fellow Award to Yaniv Dinur at a private club in Chicago. With 150 in attendance, guests enjoyed cocktails, followed by a program featuring foundation members and exquisite music before dinner was served. Among the performing artists were Chicago Symphony Orchestras Jennifer Gunn accompanied by Kay Kim, and Lyric Operas Christian Van Horn accompanied by Eric Weimer. Nearly $100,000 was raised during the evening, adding to the more than $500,000 awarded to young American conductors by the Foundation since 2004.The Solti Foundation, in Evanston, United States announced the 2019 recipients of the Young Conductors Career Assistance Awards.Presented annually since 2000 in honor of the memory of Sir Georg Solti, the grants are awarded to assist talented young American conductors at the early stage of their professional careers.This 2019 recipients include first time recipients plus a number of young conductors whom have been supported by the foundation in the past and who have proven themselves to be deserving of additional support in their musical journeys.The 2019 Solti Foundation Career Assistance Award recipients are:Conner Gray Covington Associate Conductor of Utah SymphonyAram Demirjian Music Director of Knoxville Symphony OrchestraJoshua Hong Music Director of the Campanile OrchestraStilian Kirov Music Director of the Bakersfield Symphony, Illinois Philharmonic and the New Jersey Symphony in CBenjamin Manis Resident Conductor of the Houston Grand OperaLee Mills Resident Conductor of the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and Associate Conductor of the Seattle SymphonyGemma New Music Director of the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Resident Conductor of St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and Principal Guest Conductor of the Dallas Symphony OrchestraStefano Sarzani Former Associate Conductor of the Des Moines Metro OperaStephanie Rhodes Russell Associate Conductor of the Grand Teton Music FestivalKensho Watanabe Assistant Conductor of the Philadelphia Orchestra.We are committed to realizing Soltis passion for excellence in music by extending assistance to further the early careers of those with exceptional talent, Lady Valerie Solti has said.The future of classical music is indeed bright , Solti Foundation Board Chair Penny Van Horn has said.Each year the Foundation receives applications from all over, demonstrating the need for an organization such as ours. it is exciting to learn of new talent and to watch the growth of some former award recipients, she has said.

Interesting data from their 2020 990 filing

The mission of the non-profit, as stated in the filing, is “The solti foundation u.s. was established after the 1997 death of sir georg solti. its mission is to assist talented young american musicians at the start of their professional careers. it has made annual grants to awardees since 2003.”.

When referring to its tasks, they were described as: “The solti foundation u.s. was established after the 1997 death of sir georg solti. its mission is to assist talented young american musicians at the start of their professional careers. it has made annual grants to awardees since 2003.”.

  • The non-profit is operating legally in the state of IL.
  • The non-profit's address for the year 2020 is listed as 1555 Sherman Avenue 310, Evanston, IL, 60201 in the filing.
  • The form submitted by the non-profit organization for 2020 reports 1 employees.
  • Does not operate a hospital.
  • Does not operate a school.
  • Does not collect art.
  • Does not provide credit counseling.
  • Does not have foreign activities.
  • Is not a donor advised fund.
  • Is not a private foundation.
  • Expenses are between $100,000 and $250,000.
  • Revenue is between $250,000 and $500,000.
  • Revenue less expenses is $99,133.
  • The CEO's salary plan within the organization is not subject to review and approval from a neutral entity.
  • The organization has 23 independent voting members.
  • The organization was formed in 2000.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule B.
  • The organization is required to file Schedule O.
  • The organization pays $23,145 in salary, compensation, and benefits to its employees.
  • The organization pays $0 in fundraising expenses.
  • The organization pays grants to individuals.
  • The organization has minutes of its meetings.
  • The organization has fundraising events.

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