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Four Aspiring Youths Awarded $10,000 Music Scholarships To Pursue Their Passions
April 06, 2022

SINGAPORE - After an intensive round of auditions on 19 March 2022, four youths were selected for the 2022 intake of the Mapletree-TENG Academy Scholarship. 

The Mapletree-TENG Academy Scholarship is a collaboration between Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) and The TENG Company (“TENG”). Running since 2018, it financially supports the musical education of young talents aged 21 and below who are passionate about Chinese music, but lack the means to pursue this interest1. Due to a larger number of applicants this year, applicants were required to submit video recordings of their performances in a bid to make the selection process even more rigorous. 

Delivered by TENG’s educational arm, The TENG Academy, the scholarship presents the recipients a holistic programme through robust one-to-one training classes, mentorships and performance opportunities. Scholars also get to give back to society by using their musical skills in community outreach programmes. Coming full circle, Mapletree-TENG Academy scholar Ryan Lim has been inducted into The TENG Ensemble as an erhu musician this year.

Mr Edmund Cheng, Mapletree Chairman, said, “Mapletree is pleased to continue working with TENG on this meaningful scholarship under the arts pillar of the Group’s corporate social responsibility framework. Apart from enriching our lives, music is culturally significant and we are happy to be able to open doors for more deserving, passionate youth to hone their craft, regardless of their financial backgrounds.” 

The partnership between Mapletree and TENG has been invaluable for this scholarship. TENG recently resumed live performances – Once Upon a Time, presented by Mapletree and held at VivoCity’s amphitheatre – in February 2022. This provided two scholarship holders, Kee Teng Hwee and Ee Anzhi with the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience over two nights of performances.

TENG’s Co-Founder and Executive Director, Mr Yang Ji Wei added, "We want to express our heartfelt gratitude to Mapletree for their unwavering support. The scholarship is in its 5th year and we are heartened to see that the passion for Chinese music still persists in the younger generations year after year. We are also heartened that our scholars are gaining acceptance into tertiary schools and courses of their choice via the Ministry of Education’s Direct School Admissions route, with their musical skills attained through our scholarship programme”.

Mapletree-TENG Academy 2022 Scholar and Suona musician Preston Ang said, “I wanted to further my Chinese music learning and attend more classes to better myself on top of lessons in school. Thus, when I saw the scholarship, I was extremely excited for the opportunity to have my lesson fees covered, which would allow me to take more classes. Furthermore, having the scholarship’s support gives me the motivation to continuously push harder in my pursuit of Chinese music.”

For more information about the scholarship, please visit https://www.thetengcompany.com.

1 Eligibility criteria includes Per Capita Income for each family/household of S$2,000 or lower.

Mapletree-TENG Academy Scholars

2022

Name Age  Instrument School
Ee Anzhi 11 Dizi Poi Ching School
Bernice Ng Jing Xuan
19 Guzheng
ITE College East
Preston Ang
14
Suona
Raffles Institution
Tan Ya Hui Eugenia
21
Erhu
Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts

 

2021

Name Age Instrument School
Teressa Teo (Zhang Yueting) 13 Erhu Nanyang Girls High School
Jadelynn Soh En Xuan
14 Guzheng
Nan Hua High School
Ang De Jin
18
Ruan Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road)
Ryan Lim Ming Zheng
20
Erhu
Temasek Polytechnic

 

For more information on the previous batches of scholars, please click here.

Photo credits: The TENG Company

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ABOUT MAPLETREE

Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment, capital and property management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

As at 31 March 2021, Mapletree owns and manages S$66.3 billion of office, retail, logistics, industrial, data centre, residential, and lodging properties. The Group manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and seven private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom (“UK”) and the United States (“US”).

The Group’s assets are located across 13 markets globally, namely Singapore, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam. To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in these countries.

For more information, please visit www.mapletree.com.sg.

ABOUT THE TENG COMPANY

The TENG Company is a leading not-for-profit Singaporean arts company that reimagines the possibilities of music derived from our Singaporean Chinese heritage.  Founded in 2004, the company comprises a collective of music educators, scholars and award-winning instrumentalists. TENG’s work draws its influence from the East and the West; and the traditional and the contemporary.

鼟 (pronounced ‘tēng’) – as one of the most complex characters in the Chinese language – is an ancient Chinese representation for the sound of a drum. It is a symbol of TENG’s aspiration to bring cultures together and empower future generations of musicians and audiences in, and beyond, Singapore.

For more information, please visit www.thetengcompany.com