Music Talents Orchestra
Our Music Talents Orchestra started in 2009 at Lee Siu Yam Memorial School in Sai Kung, a local Hong Kong primary school that serves a diverse mix of Chinese and overseas families. In building our orchestra, we therefore worked to ensure that it reflects the school community and welcomes students of all backgrounds. Our aim is to cultivate young talents through music and create a fun learning environment supported by a loving community.
Our inclusive philosophy of student membership is built around love and appreciation of music rather than prior musical experience and aptitude. Music is an important part of the way forward to build a better respect for the environment. Central to music is harmony, and humankind dearly needs better harmony with our earthly environment.
At the Music Talents Orchestra, we explore a variety of genres, from classical music to the latest pop melody, and perform regularly at concerts at Lee Siu Yam or neighboring educational institutions such as the Garden House Kindergarten. One of the most distinguished experiences we had was supporting the internationally renowned Kenji Williams in his performance of Bella Gaia in 2012.
Although the orchestra has been obliged to come to a halt in September 2014 and has since remained in hibernation, we await an opportunity to resume one of the most cherished programs of Teng Hoi. In the future, we hope to work further with Kenji and other like-minded organizations to help children and youth grow their passion for music and achieve their greatest potential.