Endownment fund

The purpose of the endowment fund

a.     Development of the legacy of Terezín composers, Gustav Mahler and other authors, especially by live interpretation and all other forms, such as competitions, conferences, awards, research, publications, seminars, workshops, theatre, art activities.

b.     Promotion of the art of music, in particular the organization of the EVERLASTING HOPE festival and all accompanying activities. Promotion of artistically valuable music, European classical music and European cultural values.

c.     Support for young artists, beginning musicians and young people interested in culture, support for the access of disadvantaged people in society to cultural values.

The statutory body of the endowment fund is the board of directors, of which the members are:

Dr. Martina Janovská

Dr. Martina Jankovská

The co-founder of the Everlasting Hope Festival has been a member of the board of the Everlasting Hope Endowment Fund since 2020. She is a lawyer and she has been running her own law firm ExIure since 2014. She previously worked with international law firms in Brno and Prague. She is the author of professional publications and has popularized the law.

Ing. Michal Stachník

Ing. Michal Stachník

Since 2015, he has been the CEO of Cisco Systems for the Czech Republic and since 2016 also for the Slovakia. He has more than 25 years of experience in the IT business. In 2019, he was also elected a member of the board of the American Chamber of Commerce. He studied computer science at the Brno University of Technology.

Karl-Heinz Steffens

Karl-Heinz Steffens

The renowned German conductor and clarinettist has been the chief conductor of the Prague State Opera since 2019.

He began his musical career as an excellent solo clarinettist, working as the first clarinettist of the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Berlin Philharmonic.

In the past, he was the Music Director of the Halle Opera, the Norwegian National Opera and the German Rhine-Palatinate State Philharmonic. Under his leadership the philharmonic won many awards, including the ECHO Award for Best Orchestra in 2015 for recording B. A. Zimmermann's work, and in the 2016/17 season they were nominated for the German Association of Music Publishers Deutsche Musikverlegerverband for the best concert program of the season.

As a conductor, he has collaborated with many leading European orchestras and philharmonic orchestras.

Výroční zprávy

Ostatní dokumenty

Darovací smlouva.doc (61 kB)

Festival partners

Organised in cooperation with the National Theatre within Musica Non Grata, with a donation from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Prague.

Musica non grata

General Partner



Ministerstvo kultury ČR
Státní fond kultury


Městská část Praha 1

Media partners


Media partners

Partner of the concert on 11.11.


Under the Auspices of:

Minister of Regional Development, 
Mrs. Klára Dostálová
Minister of Culture,
Mr. Lubomír Zaorálek
Poslanecká sněmovna Parlamentu České republiky
President of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Radek Vondráček
Senát Parlamentu České republiky
předseda Senátu Parlamentu ČR, pan Miloš Vystrčil
President of the Senate, Parliament of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Miloš Vystrčil
German Ambassador to the Czech Republic, 
Dr . Christoph Israng
Ustavni soud
President of the Constitutional Court of the Czech republic, 
Mr. Pavel Rychetský
Governor of the Ústí nad Labem Region,
Mr. Jan Schiller
ministryně pro místní rozvoj, paní Klára Dostálová
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR.
Federace Židovských obcí v ČR

Partner of the performance on 28.11.


Deputy Prime Minister for Digitisation and Minister of Regional Development, Mr. Ivan Bartoš
Minister of Culture, Mr Martin Baxa
President of the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic, Mr. Miloš Vystrčil
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