Taiwan National Symphony Youth Orchestra 2023

NSYO 2024 Summer International Tour

In collaboration with Taiwan Philharmonic (known as National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan), Chenter Foundation is happy to announce our support for US citizen/resident musicians in (Taiwan) National Symphony Youth Orchestra‘s upcoming 2024 Summer International Tour. In line with our mandate, we are encouraging US citizens and resident musicians to experience global learning and performance opportunities. By enabling young talents to engage in a breadth of opportunities, we look forward to them becoming exceptional musicians who will promote empathy and compassion through music.

Through our operations arm Licha Stelaus Productions, we will provide support for US citizen and resident musicians to focus fully on the intensive training courses and rehearsals during the tour, which will be from 20 July to 5 August. Together with Music Director Maestro Jun Märkl, violinist Richard Lin, and other promising youths, these musicians will showcase what they’ve learned in five formal performances across Taiwan, Singapore, and Thailand.

Learn more at https://www.lichastelaus.com/upcoming-events/nsyo2024summer

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A New Piano! *Updated

Chenter Foundation, in its continuing support of the Nidaros Cathedral Men and Boys Choir (Nidarosdomens Guttekor), has provided the choir an additional grant to purchase a new Yamaha piano! The new piano has a crisp and warm sound, and has been lowered so their conductor, Thomas Berg-Juul, can better supervise the kids during rehearsals. We hope the piano will be a steadfast companion in the kids’ continuing journey of growth and learning.

*Edit:
NGK have since added a dedication plaque to the side of the piano showing our contribution! Thank you, and we hope you’re enjoying that piano!

Chenter Foundation’s 2023-2024 Juilliard Scholarships

Chenter Foundation is delighted to share with you the scholarship recipients for the Juilliard 2023-24 academic year!

With the Chenter Foundation Cathy and Tony Chen Scholarship for Classical Music, we are continuing to support violinist Alexandra Woroniecka, currently in her fourth year at Juilliard and studying under Professor Hyo Kang. This year, she won the Concertmaster and Principal Second position at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Germany.

With the Chenter Foundation Chen Hong-Mou and Chen Fu Scholarship for Classical Music, we are supporting cellist Jacqueline Hager, currently studying under Professor Natasha Brofsky. When she was 12, she made her orchestral debut as a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and has since featured as a guest artist with other orchestras.

See their full profiles here: Juilliard Schol Report 23-24

We wish you the best with your studies and look forward to hearing more of the beautiful music you share with the world!

The Organ: Music’s Grand Architect of Sound

In the world of music, there’s an instrument that stands as the grand architect of sound, weaving melodies that resonate deep within our souls: It is a symbol of grandeur, craftsmanship, and artistic brilliance. Meet the organ – a musical marvel that dances between tradition and innovation, capturing hearts with its majestic pipes and intricate keys.
 
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Lavender Darcangelo

Lavender Darcangelo is a 27-year-old blind and autistic singer from Fitchburg, Massachusetts. She started singing at the age of three, before she could speak.
 
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Ringing in Harmony

Said to have been created by the god Sang Hyang Guru as a means of summoning the gods in Javanese mythology, Gamelan holds a central role in Indonesian culture and is played in religious rituals, ceremonies, traditional theater, concerts, festivals, exhibitions, and more.
 
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The Magnificent Mass: Bridging Devotion and Harmony in Classical Music

In the vast expanse of classical music, few compositions resonate as deeply as the Mass. Emerging from a tapestry of tradition and spirituality, this musical form has, for centuries, served as a conduit between the earthly and the divine.
 
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https://www.lichastelaus.com/post/the-magnificent-mass-bridging-devotion-and-harmony-in-classical-music
 
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Evan Le

A young pianist who loves to create his own music, Evan Le began playing music as early as age three, not long after his parents purchased a toy piano for his older brother to practice. After spending hours practicing on the piano, Evan learned how to mimic the preinstalled melodies by playing them with the piano keys.
 
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Joaquín Oliva Uberuaga

Playing for the former general music director of the Berlin State Opera and one of the greatest pianists of all time? Not a problem for young pianist Joaquín Oliva Uberuaga.
 
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Amira Willighagen

A prodigious operatic singer who captivated audiences at the age of 9, Amira Willighagen’s stunning rendition of “O mio babbino caro” from Puccini’s opera Gianni Schicchi went viral on YouTube, gaining global recognition.
 
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