Even before being formally launched, Euroasia (in its embryotic form) has already achieved much. The last two festivals (29 April – 5 May 2013 and 1-8 June 2014) were highly successful and enriched the Malaysian classical music scene. By bringing accomplished world-famous performers to teach and more generally interact with our budding musicians, a new generation is being exposed to international professional standards, spurring new passions and greater ambitions.
With the establishment of this association, I have no doubt that Angel Lee and her dedicated team will do all they can to increase the opportunities for young Malaysian classical musicians to perform and hone their skills. Having got to know some of these players over the past three years, I have seen how individual confidence has improved, and how team dynamics have become stronger. This experience will serve them well in the future regardless of what profession they ultimately choose.
It will be my privilege to support this Seremban-based Association as it embarks on this important transformation.
Tunku Zain Al-‘Abidin ibni Tuanku Muhriz
Patron, Euroasia Association of Performing Arts