The non-profit organisation "Orpheus Trust - Organisation dedicated to the research and promotion of persecuted and forgotten music" was founded in 1996 as a private initiave with the goal of giving the music of musicians persecuted and murdered by the nazi-regime the place it deserves. The activites of the Trust include three main areas:
- Research and Documentation: an "Österreiches Handbuch der verfolgten Musik" (working title) is being prepared
- Musical Performances and Events: Since 1996 over 150 concerts, exhibits, lectures and symposiums
- Promotion: publicly accessible archive, databases with appx. 4500 musicians and 8000 works.
The organisation now has over 400 members who support the work of the Trust with their membership.
Membership fee EUR 15,--/year (students 7,50). Bank connection Bank Austria, Konto Nr. 659119309.
Board of Directors 2002
Chairperson/President: Dr. E. Randol Schoenberg
Deputy Chairperson: Dr. Peter Dusek
Secretary: Dr. Heinz Lunzer
Deputy Secretary: Erika Jakubovits
Treasurer/Finances: Dr. Felix Mayrhofer-Gruenbčhl
Music Director, General Management: Dr. Primavera Gruber
Tel/Fax: +43 1 526 80 92