October 24, 2017 – Press Release
String A Legacy: Raising the Next Generation of Musicians
A musical legacy will be handed down this coming November in a concert titled String A Legacy featuring Singapore’s internationally renowned violinist Min Lee and her protégé 12-year old Samuel Tan making his debut at Esplanade Concert Hall.
Samuel, the youngest winner of the prestigious 2014 Andrea Postacchini International Violin Competition in Italy at the age of nine and among United Kingdom’s favourite classical radio station Classic FM’s top ten list of child prodigies in 2016, has been under Min Lee’s mentorship since he was seven years old.
Centered around the theme of legacy, String A Legacy will also see Samuel continuing the violin lineage from his mentor, Min Lee.
October 5, 2017 – Press Release
‘Big’ Kids With Big Hearts: More than 700 Children Celebrate Children’s Day at KidZania Singapore
More than 700 children will get to role-play different real-world professions in one of Singapore’s largest indoor theme parks as part of Children’s Day celebrations this October.
Called Children for Children (CFC), and co-organised by The Business Times, CHIJ Kellock and The RICE Company Limited, this annual community event sees children from underprivileged backgrounds enjoy a day out at Singapore’s key attractions. For CFC 2017, the children can look forward to an immersive play experience at KidZania Singapore, where they can live out their dream careers – become firefighters, museum curators or even radio presenters, earn wages and decide on how to save or spend their keep.
Indulge in an unforgettable night of classics by renowned violinist Min Lee and child protégé Samuel Tan! Two remarkable violinists, one musical legacy passed down to the next generation – Min Lee and Samuel share the stage to perform heartwarming renditions of Sarasate’s Introduction and Tarantella, Op. 43 and Wieniawski’s Theme and Variations and the Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
Min Lee and Samuel hopes to share their musical talents with the less-privileged. They are joined by the Wolfgang Sinfoninetta Orchestra and Seia Lee to raise funds for The Business Times Budding Artists Fund (BT BAF) to ensure the children and youth in our community will have equal access to the arts.
BTBAF provides fully sponsored arts training for financially disadvantaged children and youth from 6 to 19 years old. Through nurturing the artistic talents, we also seek to build their values, character and self-esteem. Since 2005, BT BAF has reached out to more than 15,000 young people.
String A Legacy
featuring Min Lee, Samuel Tan and the Wolfgang Sinfonietta Orchestra
with guest artiste, Seia Lee
Date: 27 November 2017, Monday
Time: 8pm to 10pm
Venue: Esplanade Concert Hall
Charity tickets are available at $120, $200 and $300. You are also welcome to make a donation of any amount. Charity tickets and donations (above $20) are eligible for tax deduction.