Since 2007 the KT Wong Foundation, named in memory of my late Father Dato Wong Kee Tat, has been developing cultural exchanges between Asia and the rest of the world through a range of collaborative projects. As a multi-disciplinary non-profit independent organization, my Foundation acts as a catalyst and patron for young talents and creative ventures in the arts including classical music, opera, film and contemporary arts, among others.
Since inception The Foundation has not only collaborated with a range of the best art institutions in Asia including the prestigious Beijing Music Festival, China Philharmonic Orchestra, Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, MISA Festival in Shanghai, but has worked projects to develop young talent most notably on our ground-breaking production of Brittan’s Noyes Fludde which included talented young musicians and singers from China and UK.
I’m particularly delighted that, on January 31, my Foundation sponsored this exciting new initiative, Orchestra for Myanmar, as a showcase for young musicians and singers in Myanmar, developing their talent by offering training and performance opportunities.
The mixed programme of music from Myanmar and from the west is a wonderful opportunity to see these talented young musicians in action and to celebrate their dedication and enthusiasm.
The concert has only been possible through the dedication, enthusiasm and support from a range of people and organisations, most notably the Ministry of Culture, Susana Galvan and her team at the British Council, the Goethe Institute and talented and inspirational Sebastian See-Schierenberg, who has created and developed this unique orchestra.
I would also particularly like to thank my daughter, Alissa Davies, for helping to initiate this project with the British Council and bringing it to my attention.
Lady Linda Wong Davies
Founder and Chairman