First of all, the JPO would like to thank the ABRSM, Rumah Terbalik - The Upside Down House in Borneo!, Tourism Malaysia Sabah, SABAH ART Gallery and a few others anonymous donors for their financial support and support in kind to make this festival possible. And we are pleased to be able to contribute and reach out to so many groups of musicians, students, communities and even the Underprivileged Kids (300+ Participants) through music making and sharing.
The best part is it is all free for participants to learn with a renowned experienced international teaching faculty. The workshops are designed to cater for different levels of playing technique from elementary to advance level. And it breaks all the boundaries including country, wealth, race, religion and age group. Hence it brings about integration among the different communities.
The soloists for "An Evening With Bach" on 19th July are made up of an international team which includes Mathias Boegner (Swiss/German Violinist),Jeffrey Solares (Filipino Violinist), Yap Ling (Malaysian Violinist), Jennifer Hsu (Taiwanese Flutist), Brenda Okura (Canadian Flutist), David Chin (Australian Clarinetist), Stephen Johnsons Tseu (Malaysian Cellist) and Grace Sui Lin Lee (Malaysian Pianist)
Our objective is to raise the standard of string playing at the same time bring to awareness the intrinsic value of string music where people can learn to appreciate the beauty it brings.