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Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha hosts the first Moving Young Artists concert

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha hosts the first Moving Young Artists concert

Doha, 18 May 2016Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha and Moving Young Artists have partnered in order to create a pleasant platform to support local young talents in the pursuit of their musical dreams. The hotel organised a 90-minute concert in its majestic Grand Lobby on Saturday 14 May, the first of many similar sessions, when eight young and aspiring artists had the opportunity to perform live in front of an excited audience.

Moving Young Artists is an inspiring non-profit foundation that reaches out to sponsors, partners, organisations, peers and volunteers in Qatar in order to create opportunities for music to be the motor for individual and collective change and exchange.

Sonja Park and Joris Laenen, founders of MYA, said: “More than five years ago, music brought us to Qatar. Being professional musicians, we figured that wherever we go, we can make music happen. Music is indeed the guiding force in our lives and we believe it can be for others too, for anyone. In order to make that happen, we founded MYA, supported by a number of like-minded believers who wanted us to get into action. We engage others to share our vision and involve them to join our cause: bringing music to the people who don’t have access to music, guiding and supporting young local talent and developing campaigns where art and culture are tools of expressing one’s self or connecting to the other.”

Wissam Suleiman, General Manager of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, said: “Our hotel is extremely proud to partner with MYA and support the local arts scene and this noble cause through a series of events that embrace the positive qualities of music, bringing vibrant young energy into our majestic lobby.”

The eight talented aspiring artists from Doha are:

  • Hala Al Emadi (Qatar, piano)
  • Mia Park Torchinsky (8, Korea/Russia/UK, piano)
  • William McChesney (8, UK, piano)
  • Nicole Ng (10, Singapore, piano)
  • Tricia Ng (11, Singapore, violin)
  • David Stankov (15, Hungary, French horn)
  • Lizzie Dijkstra (17, South Africa, piano)
  • Ella Pyne (13, Ireland, piano)

    The next Moving Young Artists concert will take place in October at Marsa Malaz Kempinski. Find out more about this exciting project at




About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha:

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the city’s premier destination, located on its own secluded island at The Pearl-Qatar, offers guests 281 luxurious rooms and suites with unparalleled space and luxurious comfort. The hotel provides bespoke dining and entertainment options across 11 food and beverage outlets. Meeting and conference facilities include the Palazzo Ballroom, measuring 1,100 sq m (11,538 sq ft), ideal for VIP delegations or a stunning location for weddings. It also features an exclusive beach located in a private bay, along with outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, yacht jetty and tennis courts. Additionally, the 3,000 sq m tranquil Spa by Clarins features 23 treatment rooms, exclusive female areas, a health club, an indoor pool, beauty salons, saunas and steam rooms.


About Kempinski:

Created in 1897, Kempinski Hotels is Europe’s oldest luxury hotel group. Kempinski’s rich heritage of impeccable personal service and superb hospitality is complemented by the exclusivity and individuality of its properties. Kempinski now manages a portfolio of 73 five-star hotels in 33 countries and continues to add new properties in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. Each one reflects the strength and success of the Kempinski brand without losing sight of its heritage. The portfolio comprises historic landmark properties, award-winning urban lifestyle hotels, outstanding resorts and prestigious residences. Each one is imbued with the quality guests have come to expect from Kempinski, while embracing the cultural traditions of its location. Kempinski is a founding member of the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), the world’s largest alliance of independent hotel brands.

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Media Contacts:

Nikolaos Foskolos • Public Relations & Marketing Manager

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha | Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha

P.O. Box 24892 • The Pearl • Doha • Qatar

Tel +974 7479 1028

Leigh Dann • Public Relations Executive

Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha | Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha

P.O. Box 24892 • The Pearl • Doha • Qatar

Tel +974 7479 1067

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