Deutsche Bank Scholarship Program 2019-2020
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 Germany for free. 2019 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 2018-2019
In 2018, 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 Lam Hiu Han Zoey (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 an 11-day summer music tour to Boston 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 Dream Beyond concert.
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Zoey Lam Hiu Han, 14, “When I get stressed from school work, I play the violin. Music helps me to relax. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to visit the United States on my first ever music exchange programme and I have learnt so much.”
Twins Hugo Pang and Jayden Pang, 18, are autistic and attend a school for young people with special needs. The twins started on the violin as a way for them to learn to sit still, but have since grown to be highly proficient and confident on stage.
Eddy Au-Yeung Yat Hei, 12, “Music is my best friend. I visited London two years ago on a music exchange programme when I first received the scholarship. It was my first time on a plane!”. Eddy 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.
Solomon Mok Tsz Him, 15, 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 eases of transporting the instrument. “The best part of this programme is the opportunity to play on the grand stage with the orchestra and other world-class musicians.”
Ryan Au Chin Hung, 21, 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 submit the application form here.
Please submit the supporting documents by May 1, 2019, 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 on late-May, 2019. 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, 2019, to June 30, 2020, and attend 2019 Germany 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.