La FondazioneNY 2013 Gala Program



La FondazioneNY 2013 Gala Program
Gala Dinner 2013 The Morgan Library & Museum
2013 Gala
Robert McDuffie
Violinist Robert McDuffie,
accompanied by pianist Elizabeth Pridgen
Grammy nominated artist Robert McDuffie
has appeared as soloist with most of the
major orchestras of the world.
He gave the World Premiere of Philip
Glass’ Violin Concerto No. 2, The American
Four Seasons – a work written for
Robert McDuffie – with the Toronto
Symphony. McDuffie recently completed a
30-city U.S. tour with the Venice Baroque
Orchestra, pairing the Glass Four Seasons
with the Vivaldi Four Seasons Robert
McDuffie recorded The American Four
Seasons with the London Philharmonic
and Marin Alsop on Philip Glass’ Orange
Mountain Music label. His acclaimed
Telarc and EMI recordings include the
violin concertos of Mendelssohn, Bruch,
Adams, Glass, Barber, Rozsa, Bernstein,
William Schuman, and Viennese violin
favorites. Robert McDuffie is the founder
of the Rome Chamber Music Festival.
He has been awarded the prestigious
Premio Simpatia by the Mayor of Rome,
in recognition of his contribution to the
city’s cultural life. Mr. McDuffie holds
the Mansfield and Genelle Jennings
Distinguished University Professor Chair at
Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, where
he founded the Robert McDuffie Center for
Strings. Robert McDuffie lives in New York
with his wife and two children. He plays a
1735 Guarneri del Gesù violin, known as
the “Ladenburg”.
Celebrating the Exhibition
“Leonardo da Vinci: Treasures from the Biblioteca Reale, Turin”
Inge Theron, Master of Ceremony
William Griswold, Director, Morgan Library & Museum
Massimo Vignelli, President, La Fondazione NY
Riccardo Viale, Director, Italian Cultural Institute of New York
Piero Fassino, Mayor of Turin
John Elkann, Chairman of FIAT
Richard Meier, Architect
Award for Excellence in Finance to Alberto Cribiore, Vice Chairman ICG Citigroup
Award for Excellence in Business to Claudio Del Vecchio, Chairman & CEO Brooks Brothers Group
ISNAFF Award for Humanities
Paola Bonifazio, Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin
Antonio Vivaldi
Summer from The Four Seasons
Jay Ungar
Ashokan Farewell
John Williams
Schindler’s List
Philip Glass
Movement IV from Violin Concerto No. 2,
“The American Four Seasons”
Pianist Elizabeth Pridgen
has distinguished herself as soloist and
chamber musician. Recent concerts
include appearances at Alice Tully Hall,
Carnegie Hall’s Zankel and Weill Recital
Halls, Merkin Hall, Long Island’s Tilles
Center, the Kosciuszko Foundation,
Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, and Ravinia Festival’s
“Rising Stars Series”. She has given
recitals in Washington D.C., Miami, San
Francisco, throughout the Southeast and
Caribbean. Festival performances include
Rome Chamber Music Festival, Strings
Music Festival in Colorado, Amelia Island
Chamber Music Festival, River To River
Festival, Highlands-Cashiers Chamber
Music Festival, Water Island Music Festival,
and Madison Chamber Music Festival. She
performs regularly with the Diaz String
Trio, Cuarteto Latinoamericano, the
American String Quartet, the Cortona Piano
Trio and the Georgian Chamber Players.
Ms. Pridgen is a Distinguished Artist and
Piano Chair at the McDuffie Center for
Strings and holds the G. Leslie Fabian Piano
Chair at the Townsend School of Music at
Mercer University. She received her Master
of Music degree at the Juilliard School
where she studied with Joseph Kalichstein
and earned her bachelor’s degree at the
Peabody Conservatory of Music as a student
of Ann Schein.
John Elkann
Richard Meier
Alberto Cribiore
Claudio Del Vecchio
John Elkann was appointed Chairman of
Fiat S.p.A. on 21 April 2010 where he has
served as Vice Chairman since 2004 and as
a board member since December 1997.
Mr. Elkann is also Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of EXOR and Chairman
of Giovanni Agnelli e C. Sapaz.
Born in New York in 1976, Mr. Elkann
obtained a scientific baccalaureate from
the Lycée Victor Duruy in Paris, and
graduated in Engineering and Management
from Politecnico, the Engineering
University of Turin. While at university,
he gained work experience in various
companies of the Fiat Group in the UK
and Poland (manufacturing) as well as in
France (sales and marketing).
He started his professional career in 2001
at General Electric as a member of the
Corporate Audit Staff, with assignments
in Asia, the USA and Europe. Mr. Elkann
is Chairman of Editrice La Stampa and a
board member of Fiat Industrial S.p.A.,
The Economist Group, News Corporation
and Banca Leonardo.
Mr. Elkann is member of the IAC of
Brookings Institution and of MoMA. He
also serves as Vice Chairman of the Italian
Aspen Institute and of the Giovanni Agnelli
Richard Meier received his architectural
training at Cornell University and
established his own office in New York City
in 1963. Since that time his international
practice has encompassed major cultural
and civic commissions as well as private
residences, and corporate and academic
facilities. He has received the highest
honors in the field including the Pritzker
Prize for Architecture, the Gold Medals of
the American Institute of Architects and
the Royal Institute of British Architects as
well as the Praemium Imperiale from the
Japan Art Association.
He is best known for the Getty Center in
Los Angeles; the Barcelona Museum of
Contemporary Art; and the Jubilee Church
in Rome.
Some of his recently completed projects
include the Italcementi i.Lab in Bergamo,
Italy, the OCT Shenzhen Clubhouse in
Shenzhen, China and City Green Court in
Prague, Czech Republic. His current work
includes a condominium complex in Jesolo,
Italy; a residential tower in Tel Aviv, Israel;
two residential towers in Tokyo, Japan;
two hospitality and commercial projects
in Mexico; three residential projects in
Taiwan; one hospitality project in South
Korea; and private residences in Europe,
Asia and North America.
Alberto Cribiore serves as Vice Chairman
of Citi’s Institutional Clients Group, which
includes the investment and corporate
bank as well as all capital market and
alternative investment activities.
Prior to joining Citi, Alberto Cribiore had
formed Brera Capital Partners, a global
private equity investment firm in 1997.
Previously, he was Co-President and
Partner at Clayton, Dubilier&Rice, Inc.,
which he joined in 1985 as one of three
principal shareholders. Before then, he had
been a Senior Vice President at Warner
Communications, where he was responsible
for mergers, acquisition and divestitures.
Prior to that, he was Vice President at IFI
International, the international holding
company controlled by the Agnelli family.
Mr. Cribiore is a cum laude graduate of
Bocconi University in Milan and holds
degrees in business administration and
economics. He has served on the Board
of Directors of Merril Lynch, as non
executive Chairman, and currently serves
as a Director of GAB Robins and other
Brera controlled companies. Mr. Cribiore
is Advisory Director of the Metropolitan
Opera Association and Founder and
Honorary Chairman of the Bocconi
University Alumni NYC. He is a director
of the Council for the US and Italy and
a member of the Weill Cornell Medical
College Board of Overseers.
Claudio Del Vecchio, an international
business entrepreneur and industry leader,
is the Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer of Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.
Mr. Del Vecchio is also Executive Director
of Luxottica Group, the world’s largest
manufacturer of eyewear.
Mr. Del Vecchio came to the United
States in 1982, and was instrumental in
transforming Luxottica into the premier
factory-direct eyewear organization in
the United States. In 1995, the company
acquired Lenscrafters, the largest optical
retailer in the United States, and Casual
Corner Group stores, a retail chain
specializing in women’s clothing. In early
2001, the company acquired Adrienne
Vittadini and Carolee Designs and was
renamed Retail Brand Alliance, Inc. In
December 2001, Retail Brand Alliance
acquired Brooks Brothers. Mr. Del Vecchio
currently serves on the boards of
Luxottica Group S.p.A, the National Retail
Federation, the International Council
of the Preservation Society of Newport
County, the American-Italian Cancer
Foundation, the International Tennis
Hall of Fame, the Inter Faith Nutrition
Network, an honorary fellow of the Foreign
Policy Association, and a member of the
Center for Economic Transformation of
New York City.
American Continental Properties Group
Chrysler Group LLC
Bristol-Myers Squibb
Alberto Cribiore
Claudio and Debra Del Vecchio
Ferrari North America, Inc
Intesa San Paolo
Luxottica Group S.p.A.
MSC Cruises
Mr. Joseph Perella and Perella Weinberg
Golden Patrons
Maria Francesca Carli
Armando Codina
Fabrizio Ferri
Caroline Howard Hyman
Paul Montrone
Donald and Barbara Tober
Carlo Tunioli
Rhett and Angela Turner
Withers Bergman LLP
Benefit Committee
Mr. and Mrs. René-Pierre Azria
Susan Baker and Michael Lynch
George D. Bianco
Giovanni and Marisa Colavita
Sonia Nassery Cole
Graziano de Boni
Isabella del Frate Rayburn
Deloitte&Touche LLP
Fred and Michelle Doner
Josabeth Fribourg
Mr. and Mrs. Francesco Galesi
Monica Mandelli
Berardo Paradiso
Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
Martin and Doris Payson
Enrico Pellegrini
Francesco Pellizzi and Gini Alhadeff
Windels Marx Lane & Mittendorf LLP
Steve Acunto
Gian Andrea Botta
Giosetta Capriati
Francis A. Coco
Andrea Danese
Helen Costantino Fioratti
Marco and Cristina Grassi
John Hendrickson
Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.
David Hunt
Marco La Villa
Mauro La Villa
Ronald T. Lo Russo
Federico Mennella
Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli
Dennis Paul
Lee Radziwill
Diego Rodinò di Miglione
Roberta Sandeman Stuart
Beatrice Stern
Michael D. Tusiani
Mr. and Mrs. Gianluigi Vittadini
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Warner
Seymour W. Zises
(List as of October 28, 2013)
Special Thanks
Aurora Pen
Cantine Damilano
Città di Torino
Gift Bags Courtesy of Bulgari
Awards courtesy of Seguso
designed by Massimo Vignelli
Mr. and Mrs. Stefano Acunto
Mr. and Mrs. Fabrizio Arengi Bentivoglio
Richard Armstrong
Gian Andrea Botta
Lucrezia Buccellati
Anna Bulgari
Giosetta Capriati
Alejandra Cicognani
Sonia Nassery Cole
Andrea Danese
Grazia d’Annunzio
Pierre Durand
Ginevra Elkann
Lapo Elkann
Gaetana Enders
Ilaria Venturini Fendi
Dante Ferretti
Helen Fioratti
Josabeth Fribourg
Diane von Furstenberg
Mr. and Mrs. Francesco Galesi
Cristina Grassi
Caroline Howard Hyman
Kerry Kennedy
Mr. and Mrs. Stefano Lucchini
Dennis Paul and Coralie Charriol
Enrico Pellegrini and Katrina Pavlos
Gabriel Monzon-Cortarelli
Lee Radziwill
Isabel Rattazzi
Isabella del Frate Rayburn
Princess Alexander Romanov
Dianora Salviati
HRH Princess Beatrice di Savoia
Franca Sozzani
Ines Theodoli Clarke
Donald and Barbara Tober
Elena Toth
Mr. and Mrs. Gianluigi Vittadini
Ambassador and Mrs. Frederick Vreeland
Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Warner
HRH Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia
Board of Directors
Scientific Committee (as of October 2013)
Massimo Vignelli
Richard Armstrong
Craig Calhoun
Patrizia Cavalli
Antonio Damasio
Umberto Eco
Dante Ferretti
Alessandra Ferri
Jonathan Galassi
William Griswold
Marco Leona
Charles Mayer
Richard Meier
Gabriella Pescucci
Carlo Petrini
Renzo Piano
Arnaldo Pomodoro
Giacomo Rizzolatti
Isabella Rossellini
Luca Barabino
Francesca Bodini
Claudio Bozzo
Alvise Casellati
Mrs. Archibald Cox
Alvaro de Orleans-Borbón
Claudio Del Vecchio
Alain Elkann
Marco Grassi
Stefano Lucchini
Daniella Luxembourg
Alberto Milani
Robert Rosania
Gian Enzo Sperone
Maryse Thomas
Barbara Tober
Angela Della Costanza Turner
Executive Director
Christian Moretti
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