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Mapletree Proud to Become Corporate Sponsor of The TENG Company, A Critically-Acclaimed Local Arts Group
March 15, 2018
  • With Mapletree’s funding, The TENG Ensemble shall present two public performances and The TENG academy shall award up to four scholarships for young music talents. Applications for the scholarship close on 16 March 2018
  • Initiative is aligned to Mapletree’s core corporate social responsibility pillars of support for the arts and education

SINGAPORE – Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) is pleased to announce that it is now a corporate sponsor of The TENG Company (“TENG”), a local arts company that focuses on performance, education and research in Singaporean Chinese instrumental music. The sponsorship is in line with Mapletree’s support for the arts and education and will work with The TENG Company to nurture talents.

Under the sponsorship, the TENG Ensemble, TENG’s core ensemble, successfully put up the first of two public showcase performances on 24 February 2018 to an audience of over 600 people at the VivoCity Amphitheatre. The second public performance will be in the second half of 2018.

Both Mapletree and TENG also strongly believe in the importance of education and grooming the next generation. As such, Mapletree and TENG will be launching the first Mapletree-TENG Academy Scholarship targeted at young talented individuals in need of financial assistance to support their musical education. Up to four scholarships will be awarded for a two-year period (2018-2020) and students will be under the tutelage of established music educators and practitioners from The TENG Academy.

Mr Hiew Yoon Khong, Mapletree’s Group Chief Executive Officer, said, "Supporting the arts and education are two key pillars of Mapletree’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) framework. We hope that the sponsorship will raise the awareness of and appreciation for Singaporean Chinese instrumental music in the wider community, and that the Mapletree-TENG Academy Scholarships will provide opportunities for young music talents to learn from the best and hone their skills in local and overseas performances led by The TENG Company.”

"It is part of our vision as educators to provide amateur and professional Singaporean musicians with an eco-system to grow and create music. With Mapletree's support, we are enabled to propel this ambition through public performances like the one at VivoCity, as well as a scholarship that will support young aspiring Chinese musicians whose learning may have been hindered by financial circumstances”, said Mr Yang Ji Wei, Executive Director of The TENG Company. Following the success of their first public showcase with Mapletree, The TENG Ensemble is excited to stage a second one, and Mr Yang encourages young music talents who require financial assistance to apply for the Mapletree-TENG Academy Scholarship to help achieve their dreams.

Applications for the Mapletree-TENG Academy Scholarship close on 16 March 2018, and shortlisted applicants will be notified at a later date for the audition and interview. More information on the scholarship is available here: https://thetengacademy.com/training/mapletreeteng-academy-scholarship-2018

1Tickets were sold at a nominal price to secure committed attendance, and proceeds from the ticket sales went towards defraying administrative and ushering costs. Net profits will be donated to TENG.
2Applications for the scholarship close on 16 March 2018

Photos from "Once Upon a Time":
High-res images available for download here (https://tinyurl.com/MapletreexTENG)
Photo credits: Mapletree Investments

 

The TENG Ensemble performing at the VivoCity Amphitheatre

Members of the audience participating in the educational pre-show segment by MySuperFuture and The TENG Ensemble

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ABOUT MAPLETREE INVESTMENTS

Mapletree is a leading real estate development, investment and capital management company headquartered in Singapore. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

Mapletree currently manages four Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) and six private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific, the United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US).

As at 31 March 2017, Mapletree owns and manages S$39.5 billion of office, retail, logistics, industrial, residential, corporate housing / serviced apartment, and student accommodation properties.

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ABOUT THE TENG COMPANY

The TENG Company aims to be a leading and inspirational contributor to a Singaporean sound that is current, innovative, visionary and urban—guided by Asian aesthetics.

TENG fosters exceptional Singaporean musicians and provide them with an eco-system to experiment and create original music. As an arts company, TENG is focused on the development of a Singaporean musical identity, while promoting Singapore as a regional centre for the development and presentation of the performing arts. Through performances, education and research, the company offers both an entry point and a deeper understanding of Singaporean music to all. The TENG Company manages both The TENG Ensemble and The TENG Academy. For more information, please visit http://www.thetengcompany.com/ .

About The TENG Ensemble

The TENG Ensemble bridges the traditional and contemporary, the East and West, and the old and new.

Their unique brand of music has brought them to cities such as Melbourne Shanghai, Seoul, Manila, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur, where they presented Singaporean music to an international audience and received unanimous acclaim.

Their two full-length albums were both awarded 4.5 out of 5 stars by The Straits Times and their second album 'Stories from an Island City' ranked #1 on Hong Kong’s iTunes World Music chart. They have played at venues and events such as the Esplanade Concert Hall, Esplanade Recital Studio, Singapore Day in Melbourne, Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre, Hong Kong Fringe Club, ASEAN Tourism Forum, George Town Festival, TEDxPetaling Street, Mediacorp’s Star Awards, Shanghai World Expo, Youth Olympic Games, Singapore Night Festival and Singapore Heritage Festival. Their online music videos are much talked about and have been widely viewed and shared by people from Taiwan, Malaysia, Hong Kong, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, Thailand, China, and Australia, amongst others.

As a collective of music educators, scholars and award-winning instrumentalists, The TENG Ensemble constantly looks to break new ground with familiar yet refreshing and accessible yet enigmatic music. Their works are inspired by past and present, and are representative of today's musical sensibilities and aesthetics.

About The TENG Academy

The TENG Academy is set up to advance knowledge in Chinese music and enhance the arts ecosystem. The academy provides resources and accreditation, conducts training, and facilitates exchanges with various communities through music.