Deutsche Bank Scholarship Program 2018-2019
The Deutsche Bank Scholarship Program is aimed to provide professional musical training, performance opportunity, and overseas music tour to disadvantaged local music learners.
The scholarship recipients would be entitled a 12-month scholarship at the orchestra which they could join the regular training and any additional training, and a summer overseas music tour to Boston for free. 2018 Deutsche Bank Scholars are going to perform with the orchestra as well as take center stage performance at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.
Deutsche Bank Scholar 2017-2018
In 2017, a scholarship program was set up and 6 scholars were selected after the audition by Deutsche Bank representatives and the MYO conductors. The scholarship granted the 6 scholars, Au Chin Hung (violin), a pair of twin brothers Pang Yuk Shing and Pang Yuk Lam (violin), Au-Yeung Yat Hei (violin), Mong Tsz Him (violin), and Yuen Lap Yan (violin) to join the MYO regular training for free, while Ching Hung, Yuk Shing, and Yuk Lam are suffering from autism.
The scholarship also granted them opportunity participating in a 10-day summer music tour to London with the orchestra for training and performance. All 6 of them performed with other elite members of the orchestra to take center stage performance in the TO WORLD, WITH HOPE concert with world-renowned one-handed violinist Adrian Anantawan.
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Twins Pang Yuk Shing and Pang Yuk Lam, 19, are autistic and attend a school for young people with special needs. They began playing the violin when they were nine. Yuk Lam was introduced to the instrument by his music teacher. Watching his brother practice at home inspired Yuk Shing to take up the instrument too. The boys encourage and remind each other to practice. Music keeps them calm and boosts their confidence. The boys are rising to the challenge of performing as part of an orchestra and in front of a public audience.
Eddy Au-Yeung Yat Hei, 11, started playing the violin as an extra-curricular activity in his first year of primary school. He picked the violin after watching his sister plays the instrument.
Ryan Au Chin Hung, 20, suffers from autism and attends a school for young people with special needs. His music teacher introduced him to the violin when he was 10. It has made him more confident as it allows him to showcase his talent and express his feelings through music. His parents feel he is better behaved and more patient after picking up the instrument. Ryan is rising to the challenge of performing as part of an orchestra and in front of a public audience.
Solomon Mok Tsz Him, 14, passion for music runs in the family. He takes after his father, who plays the violin and piano, while his brother plays the piano and cello. He chose the violin due to the pitch, which is sharp and energetic, and ease of transporting the instrument.
Henry Yuen Lap Yan, 12, began playing the violin when he was five. He loves the sound of the violin and was inspired after watching a child play the instrument on television.
The Deutsche Bank Scholarship is now open to application.
- Hong Kong Permanent Residence
- Full-time Local Student
- Demonstrates Financial Need
- Show Potential in Music Performance
- Play an Orchestral Instrument (Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba and Percussion Instruments)
Please download the application form here.
Please submit the application form and supporting documents by March 23, 2018, to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to 6/F Hecny Tower, 9 Chatham Road South, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an audition in April 2018. The result of the audition will be released upon having the consent of the Deutsche Bank. The selected candidates will then be eligible to receive musical training at MYO from July 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019, and attend 2018 Boston Music Learning Tour for free under the Deutsche Bank Scholarship. The scholarship recipients will also have a center staged performance as either soloist or in ensemble format at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall.