The late Mr George Ishiyama founded the Ishiyama Foundation based in San Fransisco, USA. Mr Ishiyama had business interests in Australia from the 1960s until his passing in 2003. He contributed substantial funds to the Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition before 2003.
On behalf of the ACVC committee, President Cris Dall’Osto sought sponsorship from the trustees of the Ishiyama Foundation who have graciously agreed to provide USD $2,250 (approx AUD $3,000) per year for three years. The first instalment has already been received and comes at a critical time to help the ACVC balance its budget.
Thank you to the Ishiyama Foundation for its generous support and thank you to Cris for his efforts in acquiring this sponsorship.