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Yangon to Host ‘Music for Myanmar’

Traders Hotel, Yangon has teamed up with non-profit organisation Link for Aid to stage a fund-raising concert at the Myanmar Ballroom in the hotel on November 28.
The event, entitled ‘Music for Myanmar’, aims to support disadvantaged children within the country and build a new school, which will provide free education for 850 children.
“We want to make a meaningful difference to the lives of children and their families,” said Phillip Couvaras, general manager of Traders Hotel, Yangon. “By working towards this goal, we want to set examples for others to follow. Thanks to our partnership with Link for Aid, we welcome this opportunity to use music as an inspiring way to further our objectives,” he added.
Two leading European musicians, violinist Héloïse Geoghegan and pianist Gloria Campaner, will make their Myanmar debuts at the event, and will conduct a masterclass to benefit students from Yangon’s Gitameit School of Music prior to the event.
Irish violinist Héloïse Geoghegan made her debut at New York’s Carnegie Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall to great critical acclaim in 2010, while Gloria Campaner, an award-winning Italian pianist, released her first CD featuring music by Schumann and Rachmaninov in 2013.
“To be asked to contribute to these charitable causes is a privilege,” said Héloïse Geoghegan. “It means a lot to Gloria and I to perform in Yangon and reach out to young musicians. Giving masterclasses to the Gitameit students will allow us to share our experience and techniques to hone their professional skills. We are very excited by this opportunity and happy to be able to use our music to build a better future for so many children in Myanmar, together with Link for Aid and Traders Hotel, Yangon.
In conjunction with the event, a photography exhibition will be hosted at Traders Hotel, beginning on November 28. Twelve photographs donated by Spanish-American Ana Nance will be sold to raise additional funds at the event. Nance’s exhibition is called ‘Permanence: capturing the spirit of Myanmar’ and comes from her first visit to Myanmar earlier this year. Photos include those titled Young Novice Monks, A Padaung Woman and Graffiti and Construction.
Link for Aid was founded by a group of professionals in travel, media and communications and is an independent, non-profit organisation based in Rome, Italy. The group’s aim is to help underprivileged and deaf children in Myanmar and Cambodia. According to a press release, Music for Myanmar will be followed by other charitable events starring internationally renowned celebrities and artists who will share their skills to help children in the country.
Tickets for the event are available at $88 per person, inclusive of an Italian buffet reception. Those interested in booking tickets should call 09 312 99084 or email karen.starck@tradershotel.com
Myanmar Business Today is a media partner at the event. 

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