Malaysian Philharmonic musicians work with student “Eleven One Orchestra”

Posted on: February 24, 2016

In Tuesday’s (2/23) Star (Petaling Jaya, Malaysia), Melizarani Selva writes about students in Putrajaya, Malaysia who are members of the Eleven One Orchestra in their school, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Putrajaya Precinct 11 (1). The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra recently “brought their Education and Outreach Programme to the school [where] students … [played] a repertoire of Bohemian Rhapsody and the themes from the movies Pirates of the Caribbean and Skyfall. The full-day event saw MPO violinists Vira Nyezhentseya and Luisa Theis, violist Mahmoud Hussein and cellist Csaba Koros sharing their skills and teaching the students the correct techniques as well as tone production. Viola player Nur Al-Aisya Suzanna Ahmad Faiz, 15, who has been playing the instrument for the past three years, said she was very much inspired by Mahmoud.… ‘I hope to play professionally and some day be part of the London Orchestra,’ she said…. School principal Halimah Abdul Majid said, … ‘An orchestra like this needs high commitment from the teachers, parents and students…. I hope that every member of this orchestra will learn more about discipline from the MPO musicians and be motivated to raise the school’s name while learning as much as they can,’ she said.”

Posted February 24, 2016