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The power of music

Born to Be │ Asia

Music has the unique ability to bring people together. Under our Born to Be youth engagement programme, we seek to empower and transform communities through music.

Metropolitan Youth Orchestra in Hong Kong



In Hong Kong, we partner with the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra (MYO) to provide music scholarships for young talents and to sponsor a charity concert. On October 2, 2017, the six Deutsche Bank scholars -- including three special needs boys who play the violin -- took to the stage to perform along with the MYO, in front of a sold out concert with a 2,000 strong audience. The concert featured a special guest musician, Adrian Anantawan, a world-class violinist despite being born without a right hand. He inspired the audience with his personal journey and music. Leading up to the concert, Anantawan also conducted a music workshop for children from our charity partners.

Dream Beyond with Singapore Chinese Orchestra

Following the success of last year’s Deutsche Bank-Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) Dream Beyond concert, we once again partnered with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO) for the fourth edition of the special charity concert held on October 14, 2017. Performing again this year was Deutsche Bank’s Born to Be music scholar Stephanie Ow, as well as special needs students from the Rainbow Centre under our music programme with SCO. A special musical performance exclusively arranged by our Deutsche Bank staff was also a welcome addition in the programme.

Music workshops with Berliner Philharmoniker

Berliner Philharmoniker, a long-time partner of Deutsche Bank, stopped by Hong Kong and Tokyo in November on their Asia tour. Members of the orchestra took time out of their busy performance schedule to conduct music workshops for children from our charity partners. The children learnt about the development of melodies, rhythm and dance, and tried their hand at live rhythm arrangements. They also had the opportunity to meet the Chief Conductor, Sir Simon Rattle, and attend an orchestra rehearsal to see what happens behind the scenes.

Building character and confidence through music in Manila

RockEd is a music education programme organised by Childhope Philippines and sponsored by Deutsche Bank. Every week, our volunteers spent their Saturday introducing Manila’s street children to the wonders of music and dance. The RockEd mobile music school also reaches 100 street children every week. In its second year, MusiKalye -- a year-end musical showcase held on November 25 – provided a platform for the children to show the community what they learnt in the year. The programme challenged the street children to harness their skills in music and creativity, while at the same time building their character and confidence.


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Last Update: April 4, 2018
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