“THE CLASSICAL PIANO PRELUDE 2017”
Miri Orchestra & Choir Society (MOC), a non-profit organisation and the Co-Organiser, Barakh Music from Sibu with the collaboration of the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Malaysia will be bringing in an International World Class Concert Pianist, Quang Hong Luu to Sarawak from 7-16th January 2017 for a Classical Piano Prelude 2017 in Kuching, Sibu and Miri. Miri is the main event centre. The events will include workshops and master-class programs.
The Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Sarawak, Datu Ik Pahon Ak Joyik, is very supportive and would like the Cultural and Music Division under the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak to be part of the event next year.
Mr Asriel Wong, a Cellist, the President of MOC, thanked the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak for its support and collaboration on the event and MOC is proud to contribute to boost tourism in Sarawak.
Supporting the President of MOC is the patron of MOC, Dr. Loh Yunn Hua who is proud with the MOC’s achievement to have a world class concert pianist to perform for the community and hopes this will encourage more young generations to take interest in classical music.
With the recent announcement by the Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Openg, the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture on the triple allocation for Tourism Expenditure is most welcoming.
However, he seeks the support from the other Government Agencies together with Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) and the corporate organisations to come in full force to support in terms of sponsorships. Together we can make it happen for our children and future generations in music.
Malaysia Airline System (MAS) Hanoi, Vietnam is also a supporter for this event.
Music is universal and brings people from all ages to come together as one. This initial event will make possible especially for young people, who are already musicians and potential ones to experience a live performance by an International World Class Concert Pianist right in their midst and in their homeground. For the senior folks, they get to enjoy and relax the music performed by the young people.
The reason for the maiden event to be held in different Divisions in Sarawak, is that people of all ages including the youths and young people can enjoy and watch the recitals and experience for themselves a live performance by an International World Class Pianist.
The International World Class Concert Pianist, Quang Hong Luu will also conduct workshops and master-classes for teachers and students in the different Divisions on techniques and skills to acquire for performances, teaching methods, preparation for exam pieces effectively with results.
The Classical Piano Prelude 2017 includes Workshops and Master Classes.
Kuching 7-8 January
Sibu 9-11 January
Miri 13 – 16 January
For more information on event schedules, venue, price and registration contacts:
Sarawak International Music Academy Miri.
Mdm C. K. Lee – 013 849 3789 (Workshops and Master classes)
Mr Asriel Wong-013 832 5593
Ms. Vivian Imang – 017 869 1974
Ms. Jennifer Hii – 019 859 0773
KUCHING & SIBU
Mr Thomas Ling-013 810 1535