Young Sabah talents at China contest
Published on: Thursday, August 22, 2019
By: Christy Chok
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TAWAU: Six young talents from the Music Makers Sabah, Tawau under the tutelage of Linda Koh were invited to represent Malaysia in the 16th Show of China Outstanding Campus Future Stars in Beijing, China recently.

The competition was held at the China Beijing Starlight Film and Television Park and sponsored by the Chinese Language and Culture Education Foundation of China and Ivy League Aesthetic Education Foundation. 

The programme advisor was the National Aesthetic Education Ivy League and organised by the Chinese Cultural Information Association, Ivy League Aesthetic Education Foundation, Starlight Youth Art Troupe and directed by National School of Aesthetic Education Alliance.

Ivy League Aesthetic Education Foundation is a brand founded with the support of China Arts Festival Foundation of the Ministry of Culture, the China Overseas Chinese Education Foundation of the State Council, the Chinese Language Education Foundation and the National School Aesthetic Education Alliance with the vision of going international and jointly create “China Youth Arts Performing Platform and Nurturing Programme”.

Ivy League Aesthetic Education Foundation is a professional service platform that provides complete youth art training institutions, integrated Institutional operations and solutions, curriculum programmes, teacher training, children’s platform for performance, main stream competitions and other forms of business cooperation. Also enhancement of service quality through multi-dimensional guidance training institutions, improving organisation’s operation capabilities, innovate organisations charisma and brand building, achieve effectiveness and efficiency, jointly create a new era for the development of Chinese youth art training.

The six students of the Music Makers received multiple gold awards in this competition. Hayden Chong Ka Bao won the second highest score in the overall China piano group competition with 9.79 per cent (out of 10 points) and Lee Tyson won the third highest score in the overall China piano competition with 9.70 per cent (out of 10 points).

Hayden and Tyson were highly recognised and praised by the jury. 

A list of the winners results were as follows: 

l Piano Instrument (Primary Group A)- Silver: Melissa Chu Yu Jie

l Piano Instrument (Primary Group B)- Gold: Tyson, Ashton Chong Ka Foo, Hayden

l Piano Instrument (Secondary Group)- Gold: Lee Hershe, Chen Kai Sheng

l Vocal (Secondary Group)- Gold: Hershe

l Modelling (Primary Group A)- Gold: Melissa

l Entertainment (Primary B) - Gold: Charis International School, Tawau

At the same time, the organiser also awarded Koh the honorary title of the best instructor of the year. The Music Makers has also been awarded the “National Youth Art Talent Training Base” by the Ivy League Aesthetic Education Foundation and Show of China Outstanding Campus Future Stars.

Koh thanked the sponsors, organising bodies from both China and Malaysia as well as the parents for their support. 

She also encouraged people who are passionate about music to work hard and contribute to society in future.


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