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Posted On: 19 May 2016 11:29 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:16 pm

First Moving Young Artists concert in Doha

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Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha and Moving Young Artists have partnered in order to create a pleasant platform to support local young talents in the pursuit of their musical dreams. The hotel organised a 90-minute concert in its majestic Grand Lobby on Saturday 14 May, the first of many similar sessions, when eight young and aspiring artists had the opportunity to perform live in front of an excited audience.

Moving Young Artists is an inspiring 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.

Sonja Park and Joris Laenen, founders of MYA, said: “More than five years ago, music brought us to Qatar. Being professional musicians, we figured that wherever we go, we can make music happen. Music is indeed the guiding force in our lives and we believe it can be for others too, for anyone.

In order to make that happen, we founded MYA, supported by a number of like-minded believers who wanted us to get into action. We engage others to share our vision and involve them to join our cause: bringing music to the people who don’t have access to music, guiding and supporting young local talent and developing campaigns where art and culture are tools of expressing one’s self or connecting to the other.”

Wissam Suleiman, General Manager of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, said: “Our hotel is extremely proud to partner with MYA and support the local arts scene and this noble cause through a series of events that embrace the positive qualities of music, bringing vibrant young energy into our majestic lobby.”

The eight talented aspiring artists from Doha are:

•Hala Al Emadi (Qatar, piano)

•Mia Park Torchinsky (8, Korea/Russia/UK, piano)

•William McChesney (8, UK, piano)

•Nicole Ng (10, Singapore, piano)

•Tricia Ng (11, Singapore, violin)

•David Stankov (15, Hungary, French horn)

•Lizzie Dijkstra (17, South Africa, piano)

•Ella Pyne (13, Ireland, piano)

The next Moving Young Artists concert will take place in October at Marsa Malaz Kempinski. Find out more about this exciting project at