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Posted On: 15 October 2019 07:18 pm

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl hosts the Moving Young Artists concert

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Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha and Moving Young Artists have united their strengths once again to create an inspiring environment to persuade local young talents in the realization of their most passionate dreams.

Last Saturday, 5th of October, an unforgettable 60-minute concert was held in the Marsa Malaz Kempinski. The Venue was the glorious Lobby, decorated and eager to welcome an exuberant audience, passionate about music just as the anxious young talents.

The purpose of the Moving Young Artists is to capture the attention of potential sponsors, partners, organizations, peers and volunteers in Qatar that could eventually part take on the realization of these young prodigies’ ambitions.

Sonja Park and Joris Laenen, founders of MYA, said: “Nearly 8 years ago, our passion for music took us on a journey towards Doha, challenging us to undertake our true calling in a new environment.

Music is the North Start of our lives, giving us guidance and we believe that it can have the same significant role in other lives as well.

The foundation of MYA, supported by many others that share the same calling and motivation, was the first step towards the realization of this lifetime project we initiated. We promote the ideal hoping to involve more people in the cause: reaching out to create awareness, creating a mind growing environment for the young artists and by promoting the concept of expressing one’s self or connecting with others.”

Raghu Menon, General Manager of the Kempinski properties in Doha, said: “It is with honour and pride that we collaborate once again with the truly altruistic MYA, a humane association which is very dear to our property and that allows us to take part in the propagation of talent, as well as bringing vibrant young energy into our majestic lobby.”

The nine talented aspiring artists from Doha are:

∙ Claudia Martinez, Violin

∙ Hala al Emadi, Piano

∙ Annie McChesney, Violin

∙ Mia Park Torchinsky, Piano

∙ William McChesney, Piano

∙ Julia Salvaggio, Violin

∙ Duo Said, Piano

∙ Arianne Sayegh, Vocal

∙ Prama Yudhistira, Piano

About Moving Young Artists:

MYA is a non-profit foundation that reaches out to sponsors, partners, organisations, peers and volunteers in Qatar in order to create opportunities for music to be the motor for individual and collective change and exchange.
MYA believes that music participation is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. Out of the desire to
inspire a deep love and knowledge of music in the Qatari community, MYA kick-started a cultural development
programme to promote the transformative powers of music, the value of creativity through playing music, and an
appreciation of cultural diversity.

MYA strongly believes music is a vital aspect in each child’s complete education. Apart from raising awareness of the
importance of music as part of our children’s cultural education, MYA endeavours to create a general interest in music, pointing out the educational benefits.

MYA will look for local talents to support them in their efforts and logistically. Talent scouting can happen in schools,
through organising competitions, which will also give young and/or local talent a platform to showcase their artistic
potential. We will collaborate with Qatari musicians as role models for inspiration and motivation.
MYA is a newcomer in an inspiring network of peer organizations with similar aspirations, such as Qatar Charity, Red
Crescent, Seeing is Believing and many more. Joining forces is key to making music happen everywhere and for all.

Source: Press release