Musical Exchange Programme (MEP) is 3-months fellowship programme organised by Malaysian based The Rondo Production, in partnership with UK collaborator Orchestra of the Swan. MEP is designed to provide professional training for young Malaysian musicians and enhance their career development.
The programme selected 14 fellows; 8 composers and 6 instrumentalists to go through online workshops and lessons with mentors Chris Allan (cellist for Ochestra of the Swan) and Tengku Irfan (a teaching fellow at the Juilliard School). Fellows were tasked work together and with the mentors to reimagine local folktales of their choice and perform the new compositions at the end of the programme.
A closing concert was curated to mark the finale of the MEP on 2 April 2020 in collaboration with Dominus Arts Venue at Fairview International School where the following 8 new compositions were premiered:
- Lagenda Mahsuri by Jayson Ng
- Hide and Seek! by Yu-Yao Lim
- Huminodun by Jellal Koay
- Quartet Lyrique No. 1 by Sean Woo
- Puteri Lindungan Bulan by Wei Chern Ooi
- Tanaki by Lawrence Chiu
- Untuk Gunung Ledang by ZhiYong Tan
- 4 Folk Songs by Melody Yeo
Visit MEP's webpage for more information and programme highlights.
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