Aaron Sim, a student at Nexus International School of Malaysia, has been selected for the 2017 High School Honours Performance Series at Carnegie Hall. He will perform clarinet in February with them. Participation in one of the five Honours Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.
Earlier this year, Sim auditioned for the Honours Performance Series and was accepted after a review by the Honours Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in his application and audition recording.
Sim will join other performers from all 49 United States, Guam, two Canadian provinces, and a number of foreign countries for a special performance at world-famous Carnegie Hall, a venue that marks the pinnacle of musical achievement.
According to Morgan Smith, Programme Director, “Being selected to the Honours Performance Series is something each finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We processed more than 18,000 nominations this year and have selected nearly 750 of the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians never forget”.
Sim has studied music for eight years and is a member of Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Kuala Lumpur performing arts Centre symphonic band. He has also recipient of the Raffles International Arts Festival – Bronze Award and Nexus International School Full Scholarship Award. In response to his selection as a finalist, Sim said, “I am extremely fortunate to be able to experience this once in a lifetime opportunity”.
Finalists will come together in New York City for five days in February 2017. They will have the opportunity to learn from world-renowned conductors, work with other finalists, and get a taste of New York City. Two performances, an Honours Choral Performance and an Honours Instrumental Performance, will take place on Feb 5, and are open to the public. Tickets can be purchased beginning 60 days prior to the performance through the Carnegie Hall box office.
The Honours Performance Series was created to showcase accomplished individual high school performers on an international level by allowing them to study under master conductors and perform in the celebrated venue, Carnegie Hall. The Honours Performance Series is presented by WorldStrides, the nation’s leading educational travel organisation.
Source : The Heat Malaysia Online