It's time to support young talents

Friends of Chigiana is currently raising money for student scholarships. We are working towards our goal of fully supporting 5 students in 2024.


Friends of Chigiana creates opportunities of high academic, artistic and professional value for young music talents through cultural exchange programs between the United States and Italy.


Friends of Chigiana supports the educational and cultural activities of the Accademia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. 

LEG work

Friends of Chigiana goes the extra mile to make money not be an issue so the most talented students can achieve their dreams.

Passion for music

We support the beating heart of the Accademia Chigiana by providing critical funding, therefore increasing the opportunities for future generations.


Friends of Chigiana undertakes major fundraising efforts to provide for the education and mentorship of young musicians.

Upcoming EVENTS


Meet the founders and faculty artists from the Chigiana at the Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University. Join us for a short presentation and concert that will inspire old and new friends alike.


We  want to bring the ALL-STAR Chigiana Alumni to for a fundraising concert not to be missed.
All the big names will come to help us fundraise for scholarships. Can we count on you too?

WELCOME aperitivo (NYC)

Come get to know Friends of Chigiana. Meet the founders over a nice glass of Chianti Classico or Brunello di Montalcino. Find out how you can help us achieve our goals.

What Our FOUNDERS say

Antonio Artese

Money shouldn't be an issue that stands in the way of a great education or a transformative mentorship. The Accademia Chigiana is a special place where a young artist can launch their career.

Antonio Artese

The Accademia Chigiana is a renowned institution with a stellar list of artists as alumni. The instructors are some of the world's best and are committed to giving back to the students.

Judith Glyde

you can make a difference

Pick a gift that best fits your financial situation and goals. Your gift is tax deductible.



Your Gift Supports:

Lodging for 1 student in Siena




box seats


Your Gift Supports:

A travel grant for 1 student

A class field trip



front row


Your Gift Supports:

A faculty grant for 1 teacher

A travel grant for a 3 person ensemble

A concert in Primavera Chigiana


We welcome gifts of all sizes. Give any amount

Friends of Chigiana can accept your tax deductible donation via PayPal.
To request documentation related to your donation please email us at


A copy of the organization’s latest annual financial report may be obtained from the organization.
Contact our treasurer Judith Glyde at:
FRIENDS OF CHIGIANA  44 E. 12th St. #4B, New York, NY 10003
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