Young Siblings Clinch Top Violin Prizes!
National Piano & Violin Competition 2005
Prize Presentation Ceremony & Prize Winners’ Concert
|Date||: 17 December 2005 (Saturday)|
|Venue||: Victoria Concert Hall, 11 Empress Place|
| : Dr Lee Boon Yang
Minister for Information, Communication & the Arts
A pair of siblings has swept the top spots in this year’s National Piano & Violin Competition (NPVC). Ten-year-old Cheung Ting Yung and her 13-year-old brother, Ting Wai, scored a first in the Competition’s history when they were named winners of the Violin Junior and Intermediate categories respectively. Their musical flair and triumphs appear to follow a family tradition, as their mother and four aunties are all pianists themselves.
The Cheung siblings are among the 18 prize winners who will receive trophies, certificates and cash prizes of up to $5,000 at the Prize Presentation Ceremony tonight. Audiences will also be in for a musical treat when the 1st prize winners take to the stage during the Prize Winners’ Concert.
Opportunities abound for these budding musicians as this prestigious competition has paved the way for some of Singapore’s best music talents, including Tang Tee Khoon, Grace Lee and Lee Huei Min. A number of past winners have since moved on to win scholarships, international music competitions and performing opportunities, both locally and abroad.
Annexe : Prize Winners’ List and Profiles