Fundacja Instytut Viktora Ullmanna Cieszyn  & Viktor Ullmann Foundation





·      Honour and remember the composer Viktor Ullmann (Teschen 1898 - Auschwitz 1944) in the place of his birth and to be an ambassador for his life and works

·      Research the remnants and descendants of the Jewish Community in Cieszyn Silesia, making an honourable and living memorial to them

·      Office of 'Strange Passenger International Music and Arts Festival' Cieszyn Silesia




Wojciech Kilar

Sir John Tavener



Pierre Boulez

George Benjamin

Alfred Brendel

Daniel Barenboim

James Gibb

Eva Fox Gal



Jacqueline Cole



Professor Yehuda Bauer

 Director of Holocaust Studies, Yad Vashem, Israel


Elena Makarova

 Artist and Writer living in Jerusalem, Israel


Edith Kraus

 Concert Pianist and friend of Viktor Ullmann living in Jerusalem, Israel


Dr David Bloch

 Professor of Musicology, Tel Aviv University and Director of the Terezin Music Project, Israel


Yehezkel Braun

  Professor Emeritus Tel-Aviv University Israel


Yonat Klar

  Director - Beit Terezin, Israel


Paul Aron Sandfort

 Author, Composer, and Opera Director living in Copenhagen


Mgr Hanus Weber

 TV Producer, Sweden


Dr Christian Meyer

 Director of the Schoenberg Institute, Vienna


Israel Yinon

 Artistic Director and Principal Conductor, Graz Symphony Orchestra, Austria


Gregorij von Leїtis

 Director Elysium Between Two Continents Bernried Germany and New York USA


Dr Ales Brezina

 Director of the Bohuslav Martinu Institute, Prague


Dr. Vojtech Blodig

 Deputy Director Památník Terezín Museum, Czech Republic



Michael Wiener

  Lawyer & Musician living in Trier, Germany


Dr Andreas Krause

  Editor in Chief, Schott's International Music Publishers, Mainz Germany


Ilona Ziok

  Film Director living in Berlin, Germany


Volker Ahmels

   Director of the Conservatory Schwerin/Chairman Jeunesses Musicales Mecklenburg Vorpommern e.V.


Judith Adler

  Daughter of Anna Wottitz, living in Switzerland


Arnost Lustig

   Writer living in Washington DC USA


Renata Karpinska M. Sc.

 Head of Promotion and Information Office, Cieszyn Municipality


Bogdan Wojciech Ficek D. Sc.

 Mayor of Cieszyn


Mgr Halina Szymura

 TV Broadcasting Chief, Krakow Poland


Roman Gutek

 Director Gutek Films Warsaw Poland and New Horizons Film Festival, Cieszyn, Silesia


Boguslaw Harenza

 Director National Culture Centre 'Dom Naradowy' Cieszyn Poland


Dr Andre Laks

 Philosopher and Writer, Professor of Ancient Philosophy, Charles de Gaulle University,Lille France


Clive M Marks FCA

 Living in London UK


Alice Herz Sommer

  Concert Pianist and friend of Franz Kafka and Viktor Ullmann, living in London UK


John Abulafia

  Theatre and Opera Director, London UK


Ben Barkow

   Director Institute of Contemporary History and Wiener Library, Ltd, London UK


Stephen Threlfall GRNCM Hon ARAM FRSA

    Director of Music, Chethams School of Music, Long Millgate  Manchester, M3 1SB UK


Sonja Linden

    Playright and Writer- in- Residence Medical Foundation for Victims of Torture, London UK


Sister Margaret Shepherd

   Director, Council for Christians and Jews London UK