On March 7, two of our cello kids – Vinayak and Zaheer – along with our volunteer teacher Lukas, performed at Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts. They provided the music for a play called ‘The King and Queen Want Sweat’, an English play translated from the original Marathi
David Juritz is a remarkable individual on so many levels. Born in Cape Town South Africa, he won a scholarship to study at London’s Royal College of Music, where he won all the major prizes for violin, including the college’s highest award, the Tagore Medal.
On leaving the RCM, he
This lively and enthusiastic bunch of young kids from Auxilium school, Aldona, are learning the violin with our teacher Stefi Cruz. Watch this short video taken recently – they’e made good progress in the last few months!
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of visiting British Suzuki teacher Clare Raybould and our violin teacher at Hamara School, Syanna Fernandes, the children are making rapid strides. Here’s a short video taken a few days ago. Enjoy!
19 January 2014
Hello! We thought we would send another update now that we are more settled in here.
The Hamara School is an orphanage that houses, feeds, and educates 80 Indian children. We are teaching fifteen of the kids violin and cello. Many of the children do
We were delighted to hear from three young musicians from Oberlin Conservatory, USA. They wanted to come to Goa to work with Child’s Play and we were happy to have them here with us this January – February. Josie and Sophie Davis (violins) and Jaime Feldman (cello) are spending six
The children of Child’s Play and the Camerata Child’s Play were both invited to perform as part of Promusica’s New Year concert of young local talent at the Goa State Museum on 16 January.
We had the children studying at Mitsuko Trust play the National Anthem followed by other works.
We have had a steady spate of international volunteers recently and we were really delighted to include Clare Raybould, a seasoned Suzuki teacher from London, to the list.
Clare spent a few weeks over Christmas and the New Year with Child’s Play. She worked with our children at Hamara School
The children of Child’s Play and also Camerata Child’s Play India performed in our first joint concert at Christmas-time. Held at the Caritas Hall in Panjim on 17 December, the concert was our way of showcasing the children and the orchestra.
The Camerata began the concert with their rendition