Our Mission

Our purpose is to disseminate the Schnabel family’s musical heritage to the general public.  This mission statement was established in December of 2002, and it has remained unchanged since then.

  • Make all of Artur Schnabel’s compositions available in print
  • Publish the most important letters and writings of the family’s musicians
  • Promote publications that feature works by Artur Schnabel
  • Reissue recordings by Karl Ulrich Schnabel, Helen Schnabel and the Piano Duo Schnabel
  • Provide information about the Schnabel’s for music researchers and musicologists
  • Support performances of Artur Schnabel’s compositions
  • Provide grants for the recording of Artur Schnabel’s compositions


François and Ann Mottier have dedicated the Foundation to the memory of their son, Claude Alain Mottier. Mary Virginia Foreman Le Garrec (1908 – 2012) dedicated her effort to the memory of Artur Schnabel.


François Mottier, President
Ann Schnabel Mottier, Vice President
Patricia A. Lutnes, Secretary

Senior Management

Jonathan Spencer, Honorary CFO
Britta Matterne, Production Manager


Paolo Bressan, Conductor, Founder and Artistic Director, LacMus International Music Festival, Tremezzina, Lake Como, Italy
Mary Lou Chayes, Pianist and Producer of Schnabel Documentary, Director of Love Music Productions, Los Angeles, USA
Werner Grünzweig, Head of Department, Music Archives,The Academy Archives, Berlin, Germany
Louis Lortie,
Pianist, Founder and Artistic Director, LacMus International Music Festival, Tremezzina, Lake Como 
Lincoln Mayorga
, Pianist, Composer, Conductor, Founder of Audiophile Recording Labels Sheffield Lab (CA) and TownHall Records (NY), Chatham NY, USA
Peter Mischung, Director of Wolke Verlag, publisher of music books, Hofheim, Germany
Todd Vunderink, Director, Peermusic Classical, music publisher, New York, NY, USA

Past Advisors

Allan Evans (1956 – 2020) musicologist and record producer at Arbiter of Cultural Traditions, lectured at Mannes College The New School for MusicNew York, NY, USA
David Goldberger (1925-2016) Professor Emeritus, Mannes School of Music, Florida, USA
Charles Dubin (1919 – 2011) Film and Television Director, Los Angeles, USA
George McGuire, Composer, Engraver. Was our first and most influential adviser for music publications. Was enthusiastic champion for Artur Schnabel compositions until his untimely death.