The Philharmonic established the International Advisory Board (IAB) to engage supporters from around the globe to serve as ambassadors in their respective home cities and countries. The financial support and participation of this international group increases the reach of the Philharmonic as it brings together people of different cultures through music and an appreciation of the Orchestra’s rich history on the world stage. For more information, please contact Derek Lance, Director, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, at or call (212) 875-5753.

Co Chairs

Angela Chen*, United States / China

Christian Lange*, United States / Germany

Board Members

Stephen CuUnjieng, Philippines

Misook Doolittle*, United States / Korea

Edward Fishwick, United Kingdom

Claudio X. González*, Mexico

Isabel Greiner, United Kingdom

Valeria González Guajardo, Mexico

Ralph Heins, United States / Switzerland

Derek Hu, United States / China

Federico R. Lopez, Philippines

Leon Ramakers, Netherlands

Shining Sung, United States / Taiwan

Erik Thomsen, United States / Denmark / Germany

Richard Tsai, Taiwan

Elena Voltolina, Switzerland

Dr. Chiona Xanthopoulou-Schwarz, Greece / Germany

Simona Zampa, Switzerland / Italy

Honorary Members

Maestro Yu Long, China

Sir András Schiff, Hungary

Emma Thompson, United Kingdom

* IAB member also serves on NY Philharmonic’s Board of Directors