It is with excitement that I would like to announce that the 7th Asia Region Suzuki Conference will be held right here in Manila on July 1 to 5, 2018. Hundreds of Suzuki children, parents and teachers from all over Asia will gather to hone their musical abilities and make beautiful music together. With its theme of “Art to Heart: Nurturing Children’s Hearts through Music”, the conference hopes to make a lasting difference in the lives of many individuals through music.
The Suzuki method is a world renowned approach of teaching music to young children, developed by the Japanese violinist Dr. Shinichi Suzuki (1899-1998) who envisioned a better world through music. He believed that musical ability is not an inborn skill but is developed in a nurturing environment, just as skill in spoken language is acquired. He has proven that children can develop their talents to a very high degree at an early age. The Suzuki Method has given rise to Filipino violin prodigies like Diomedes Saraza Jr., a graduate from Juilliard School of Music in New York, and Regina Buenaventura, an alumna of Bienen School of Music of Northwestern University in Illinois, to name a few.
In the Conference, the featured instruments will be piano, violin, cello and guitar. Children will receive group lessons and master classes from outstanding international teachers and have the joy of playing together in orchestra. They will perform for each other in small recitals and have the benefit of listening to outstanding solo and chamber performances in various concerts throughout the Conference. Filipino students will have the opportunity to benchmark and bond with students from countries such as Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. They will also have the chance to receive instruction from the very best international teachers. This will develop their self-confidence and inspire them to work hard and strive for excellence and perfection with the models of teachers and fellow students in front of them.
– Prof. Carolyn Kleiner Cheng, PSA President
About Bonifacio Global City
Bonifacio Global City, or commonly known as BGC, is Metro Manila’s newest financial district. Initially established as a military fort known as Fort Bonifacio, it has now been transformed into a bustling mixed-use community. It now houses the headquarters of some of the biggest local and multi-national businesses in the country, several international schools and universities, and many high-end residential developments.
BGC is one of the country’s most modern developments, providing ample spaces for corporate, residential, and commercial establishments that are safe and accessible to the public.
To learn more about BGC, visit its website here.
About the Conference Venue
The 7th Asia Region Suzuki Conference will take place at the brand new campus of the University of the Philippines in the bustling Bonifacio Global City.
University of the Philippines BGC Campus, 32nd St, Taguig, Metro Manila
For more information and directions to this location, please click here.