At the prize distribution ceremony of the first competition in 1974, Arthur Rubinstein said:
“This country has many things to face; so many more difficult than any country in the world just now, and yet, the pride of my heart is that it has never lost sight of culture, of music, of art, of love of life, of high spirit, of magnificent humanity. This is the pride of this country. This is one of the reasons why I love it so dearly, so much and so deeply.”

In May 2011, the late P. Gad Naschitz, then Chairman of The Arthur Rubinstein Society, founded a body of Patrons. The purpose of this initiative was to assist the Society in the distribution and promotion of the Arthur Rubinstein legacy.

The Patrons support the different activities of the society by spreading the love of music amongst audiences throughout Israel, by sponsoring the winners of the competition as well as encouraging outstanding Israeli pianists. And, of course, in supporting the highlight of the society’s activities – The Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition.
The Patrons consist of individuals who share a profound love of music and who also acknowledge the importance of Israeli cultural life and believe that the Rubinstein Competition is an example of excellence, representing Israel with great international acclaim.
The various events organized by the Society, could not have materialized without the help and support of the Patrons.

In recognition of their contribution, the Patrons benefit from private concerts, private receptions, guided tours to different locations in the world, including concerts with our prize winners.

We invite you to join the body of Patrons, to contribute to one of the world’s acclaimed piano competitions and above all, to be a part of Maestro Arthur Rubinstein’s vision and mission.

Your donation is recognized for tax purposes.

For further information regarding joining the Society’s Patrons, please contact our office:, Tel: +972 (0)3 685 6684
Or simply use our Contact Page


A Triennial Donation of ILS 20,000 – dual / ILS 10,000 – single
Patrons are invited free of charge to the following events:

  • Reserved seats to all stages of the Rubinstein Competition, held in Israel every 3 years
  • A variety of special events and concerts held in Israel and worldwide
Friends of the society

A Triennial Donation of ILS 1,500
Friends are entitled to:

  • The right to early purchase of tickets to the Rubinstein Competition
  • 15% discount on ticket prices to the Rubinstein Competition (excluding Chamber Music stage and Final Concert)
    and to additional concerts organized by the society, throughout the year