American Friends

American Friends of the Salzburg Easter Festival was established in 2000 to encourage support for and attendance at the Easter Festival. Our membership was always comprised of music lovers from both North and South America. Since then, we have welcomed any and all who wish to affiliate themselves with us to become members.

The patronage system

The patronage system, established in 1967 by Herbert von Karajan, is included in the American Friends structure. The patron fee of $ 1,000 paid to our organization permits the donor to the same rights as those patrons who pay the fee in Salzburg in Euros. However, in addition to the fee, American Friends seeks to expand appreciation and camaraderie through lectures, dinners and special events in Salzburg and in New York.
The following persons support the American Friends of the Salzburg Easter Festival as Sponsors, Patrons and Board members.

The Board of the American Friends

Cynthia D. Sculco, President
Daniel Rothschild, Treasurer
Irene Rothschild, Secretary
Carla Bossi-Comelli
Karen Hsu
William R. Kelly
Margot Molina de Patrón
Dr. John Olichney
Renee Siebert Olichney


Cynthia D. Sculco, President
Cell phone: +1 917 543 0440

Daniel Rothschild, Treasurer
Phone: +1 212 423 5783

Rosemarie Blin, Coordinator
Cell phone: +43 676 369 23 69

We would be very happy to welcome you to join the American Friends of the Salzburg Easter Festival. Please press the button below or contact Daniel Rothschild, Treasurer, directly via for further details.