Sydney, Australia (October 10, 2013)—Røde Microphones founder and president Peter Freedman recently provided financial support to the Sydney Festival Anniversary Fund, which will help the festival celebrate its 40th Anniversary in 2016.
"I am really proud to be supporting Sydney Festival because it brings together two of my passions: the joy of Sydney in summer, and exciting performances from local and international artists,” Freedman said. “Sydney has been fantastic to me and my family, and at Røde, we are always inspired by the performers who use our products. This is an opportunity to give back to my city, and support the Sydney Festival as it reaches new heights."
The fund is set up to support performing arts projects at the annual Sydney Festival from its 2016 anniversary edition onwards, with a special focus on, but not limited to, international collaborations and the creation of opportunities for artists under the age of forty.
"We are delighted to welcome Peter to our important circle of private supporters of Sydney Festival and encourage others to support one of Sydney's most loved celebrations—a festival that reflects the depth and breadth of the city it celebrates each year,” commented Sydney Festival Head of Development, Malcolm Moir.
Freedman got his start in pro audio working for his family’s company, Freedman Electronics, offering high-end European audio equipment. He turned this business into Røde Microphones, which manufactures microphones along with other professional audio equipment including iPhone mics, apps, sound for video and loudspeakers.