Deutsche Bank Scholarship Program 2017-2018
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 UK for free. 2017 Deutsche Bank Scholars are going to take center stage performance and receiving masterclasses with world renowned one-handed violinist, Adrian Anantawan, which is going to take place on October 2, 2017.
Deutsche Bank Scholar 2016-2017
In 2016, a scholarship program was set up and 4 scholars were selected after the audition by Deutsche Bank representatives and the MYO conductors. The scholarship granted the 4 scholars, Au Chin Hung (violin), a pair of twin brothers Pang Yuk Shing and Pang Yuk Lam (violin), and Fan Ka Kei (double bass) 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 an 11-day summer music tour to Austria with the orchestra for training and performance. All 4 of them performed with other elite members of the orchestra to take center stage performance in the YOU CAN DO IT concert with international animator Davy Liu and their performance was highly praised by professional and public.
Fan Ka Kei, nine, started learning the double bass when she was four at the recommendation of a family friend. Her talent and a lot of hard work led to her winning the Junior Double Bass Solo event at the 2016 Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. Ka Kei wants to be a professional musician when she grows up as well as teach music.
Twins Pang Yuk Shing and Pang Yuk Lam, 16, 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.
Ryan Au Chin Hung, 18, 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.
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 17, 2017 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 2017. 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, 2017 to June 30, 2018 and attend 2017 U.K. Music Learning Tour for free under the Deutsche Bank Scholarship. The scholarship recipients will also perform as either soloists or in ensemble format with Adrian Anantawan on October 2, 2017 at Concert Hall, Hong Kong Cultural Centre.