Myanmar Music Festival
9 September 2015
Founded by New York Based pianist Kimball Gallagher to revive salon culture around the world, The 88 Concert Tour spanned 30 countries and all 7 continents in the past 4 years and has developed a range of musical humanitarian works in countries such as India, Tunisia, Egypt and Afghanistan in addition to concerts in Thailand and Myanmar.
Launched in 2014 in collaboration with Taiwanese pianist Kaiyin Huang and the Khayay International School in Myanmar, the Myanmar Music Festival is a unique and vibrant classical festival, which features international artists and faculty in collaboration with Myanmar’s emerging artists for a weeklong intensive training and performances. It aims to empower and inspire young talents to become world-class performers while encouraging businesses to engage with Myanmar’s artistic and cultural life, in hopes that music keeps touching the heart of a wider and more diverse audience every year.
The talk focuses on the elements which led to the inception of the festival, the various aspects of the festival itself, and some possibilities for the future.