Rostropovich in Angkor 2003

Notice from the Board of Trustees:

Firstly we would like to convey our warmest thanks to Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich for his support and generosity in giving the NKFC the honour of a benefit concert in Angkor in December of 2003.

It is therefore with much pain and regret that we annouce the cancellation of this much anticipated event.

Many people have been working on this project for over a year, devoting their time, resources and energy. We would like to extend our deepest gratitude and regret towards all who have worked so hard and given so much in the preparation of this event – their work, their support and most importantly their generosity are much appreciated.

Due to many unforseen circumstances and the heavily charged schedule of Maestro Rostropovich we are now unable to reschedule this event.

Board of Trustees, NKFC
10th July 2004

NKFC would like to profoundly thank and acknowledge the High Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Norodom Monineath Sihanouk of Cambodia.

NKFC would like to acknowledge the kind support of:
Prime Minister Hun Sen (Cambodia)
The Royal Government of Cambodia
The Minister of State for the Council of Ministers (Cambodia)
The Minister of Foreign Affairs (Cambodia)
The Minister of Finance (Cambodia)
The Minister of Culture (Cambodia)
The Governor of Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Apsara Authority (Cambodia)
The Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia
The Cambodian Ambassador to the USA

NKFC would like to warmly thank the following for their
immeasurable time, support and efforts over the last year:
Maestro Mstislav Rostropovich and his office
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra
The Cambodian Royal Ballet
Victoria-Angkor Hotel
President Airlines
Malaysian Airlines
Vinci & Sca
Ganad Khmer Printer
Cambodia Sin Chew Daily
Sin Chew Daily
Cambodge Soir
Kyodo News
Stars Publications Malaysia
News Straits Time Malaysia
Bangkok Post
John McDermott Photography
Exotissimo Cambodia
Comin Khmere
Jan Hutton
Jean-Yves Goar
Elephant Walk Group

All the NKFC Patrons, Trustees, Board Members and Supporters.

There are so many other individuals who have contributed their time, advice and patience to this event – you know who you are, we thank you.

A special thank you goes to all the children from the villages supported by NKFC who have been so excitedly and diligently practicing for their performance at the concert – it will not be wasted!

We hope that we may continue to count on your precious support.