Richard Wagner Verband International

The International Association of Wagner Societies (RWVI) unites some 130 Associations around the world. As a German-based Organisation it was founded in 1909 but “internationalised” in 1991 to render all Wagner Societies around the world eligible for membership. The Wagner Society of Scotland is rightly proud to be a member. While many Composers have Societies dedicated to their works these are locally or nationally based and I cannot think of any other Composer who has inspired such a world-wide network of supporting Societies. There is much pleasure to be gained from being part of that word-wide family of Wagner lovers.  
The purpose of the RWVI mirrors our own, namely to promote and deepen the understanding of Richard Wagner's works and provides support for the next generation of artists through the Richard-Wagner-Stipendienstiftung (Richard Wagner Scholarship Foundation) founded at the Composer’s behest, to which this Society sends a Scholar every year. The RWVI also works to ensure the continued success of the Bayreuth Festival. 

You can download reports of the Annual Kongress and News from the President of the RWVI below. If you require further information, contact Dale Bilsland or go to the website



Derek Williams
21/6 Guthrie Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1JG
Telephone:  0131 2411 804  Mobile:  0785 760 2004


John Anderton
2 Glenlockart Road, Edinburgh, EH10 5RG
Telephone:  0131 447 1645


Peter Stuart
1C Pendreich Road, Bridge of Allan, Stirling, FK9 4PZ
Telephone:  0178 683 3804

Membership Secretary

Ian McLennan
6 Merchiston Place Edinburgh EH10 4NR
Telephone:  0131 623 2920          

Newsletter Editor

Maureen McLennan
6 Merchiston Place, Edinburgh, EH10 4NR
Telephone:  0131 623 2920  Mobile:  0790 256 3232