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Iraq and Syrian Scholarship Recipients 2016

Kurdish Iranian Chia S. Ahmed was accepted for study for double bass and cello at Conservatorio di Musica “Giuseppe Tartini” in Trieste, Italy at the Bachelor level. In the Netherlands two Syrians with refugee status, Karoen Bagbodarian cellist and Rani Eias solo cornet /trumpet player entered Master Degree Studies at Hanzehogeschool, Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen, NL.

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Anthony Marwood's Tour of The Netherlands Includes Dutch Composer Joey Roukens VISIONS AT SEA (version for string orchestra, world première)

February 10-18 : Anthony Marwood tours the Netherlands as soloist/director with Amsterdam Sinfoneietta. The schedule includes 10th Muziekgebouw aan’t IJ Amsterdam; 12th Breda; 14th Arnhem; 16th Enschede; 17th Leiden; 18th Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam.

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Your very generous donation…arrived with our Bank 16 January. Thank you very much.

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"UPBEAT : The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq" by Paul MacAlindin

“To the brave young musicians of Iraq” Paul MacAlindin’s heartfelt dedication in his recently published case history and personal journey from 2009-2014 in “UPBEAT: The Story of the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq.”

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Elaine Gould's Composition Books Sent to Iraqi Students

Composition Books sent to Iraq

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Interview : Ksenia Berezina tells us,"In a sense, my violin career started because my mother did not have a babysitter."

Ksenia was born in Russia. She says, “During my childhood at the Moscow central school and the Moscow conservatory, I thought that my musical life would focus entirely on solo and chamber music, but…

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Interview : David Juritz says “I will get back far more in return!"

David Juritz was born in Cape Town, South Africa. He moved to Great Britain in the seventies to study at the Royal College of Music and since then has forged a successful international career in music. He founded Musequality to support musically gifted children in developing countries.

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Interview: Composer Kate Moore “ way of telling stories”

Kate Moore is a composer of new music born in the UK, brought up in Australia, whose mother is Dutch. Kate obtained her masters degree at the Royal Conservatorium in Den Haag and has lived in The Netherlands for ten years.

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Music Makers Going to Iraq

Two eminent Dutch composers and five equally eminent musicians from Russia, Poland, UK, South Africa and Romania are going to the Rudi Martinus van Dijk Composition Workshop in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq this August.

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National Youth Orchestra of Iraq

On July 19th, Hellgurd Ahmed a violinist from the National Youth Orchestra of Iraq contacted us. He asked if we would be interested in helping support them in an upcoming tour to the USA.

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Charlotte (Lotte) Lichtblau

We are saddened to learn of the death of our first and beloved benefactor, renowned painter Charlotte (Lotte) Lichtblau.