Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl – Doha hosts for the second time Moving Young Artists concert
Doha, 19 March 2018 – Marsa 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 60-minute concert in its majestic Grand Lobby last Saturday 10 March at 5 pm, for the second occasion, when nine 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 seven 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 with others.”
Wissam Suleiman, General Manager of Marsa Malaz Kempinski, said: “Our hotel is extremely proud
to partner one more time 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 ourmajestic lobby.”
- The nine talented aspiring artists from Doha are:
- Russian-Speaking Choir (10, Russia)
- Hala Al Emadi (Qatar, piano)
- Mia Park Torchinsky (8, Korea/Russia/UK, piano)
- Jasmine Mercier (Canada, vocal)
- Prama Yudhistra (Indonesia, piano)
- Janna Thompson (UK, vocal)
- Alexandra & Katrina Agcaoili (2, Philippines, piano)
- Tricia Ng. (Singapore, violin)
- Doha Youth Choir (10, Qatar)
About Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha:
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, the city’s premier destination and the ultra-luxury resort located on its own man-made island, offers guests 281 luxurious rooms and suites with unparalleled space and luxurious comfort. The hotel provides bespoke dining and entertainment options across ten food and beverage outlets. Meeting and conference facilities include the Palazzo ballroom, measuring 1,100 sqm (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.
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha is located on its own secluded island, just steps away from numerous entertainment and dining options at Porto Arabia and Medina Centrale on The Pearl-Qatar.
The central business district of West Bay is a 10-minute drive away. A paradise for getaways, the island features a private beach and outdoor swimming pools, water sports facilities, private yacht jetties, tennis courts and plush gardens and patios. The culinary destination offers a variety of ten restaurants and lounges including large open-air terraces.
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 78 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.
About Moving Young Artists:
MYA is a 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.
MYA believes that music participation is an essential element in the fabric of an enduring society. Out of the desire to inspire a deep love and knowledge of music in the Qatari community, MYA kick-started a cultural development programme to promote the transformative powers of music, the value of creativity through playing music, and an appreciation of cultural diversity.
Increase music opportunities for all MYA knows the drill of bringing live music where you don’t expect it to happen. Our motto is: “If you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you.”
Everybody should be able to enjoy live music but let’s be real: not everybody has the chance to attend live concerts. MYA is devoted to bringing great music everywhere.
Develop music education programmes for our children MYA strongly believes music is a vital aspect in each child’s complete education. Apart from raising awareness of the importance of music as part of our children’s cultural education, MYA endeavours to create a general interest in music, pointing out the educational benefits.
Find and support local musical talent
MYA will look for local talents to support them in their efforts and logistically. Talent scouting can
happen in schools, through organising competitions, which will also give young and/or local talent a platform to showcase their artistic potential. We will collaborate with Qatari musicians as role models for inspiration and motivation.
Cooperate with other charity organisations MYA is a newcomer in an inspiring network of peer organizations with similar aspirations, such as Qatar Charity, Red Crescent, Seeing is Believing and many more. Joining forces is key to making music happen everywhere and for all.
For further information, visit:
kempinski.com/press • kempinski.com/marsamalaz • globalhotelalliance.com
Claudia Morana • Marketing & PR Executive
Marsa Malaz Kempinski, The Pearl - Doha | Kempinski Residences & Suites, Doha
P.O. Box 24892 • The Pearl • Doha • Qatar
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