Child's Play (India) Foundation

10th anniversary monsoon concert & other good news!

Our 10th anniversary monsoon concert will feature the children of Child’s Play and Camerata Child’s Play India. We’ll also be joined by special guest musicians. Laura Riccardi (violin) and Jonathan Bager (flute) will be soloists in the programme. They will also work with the orchestra prior to the concert. Laura and Jonathan performed for us in 2016 as part of Ensemble Riccardi-Feola-Bager and they have stayed in touch since. They recently got married and we were so deeply moved that they invited wedding guests to make a donation to Child’s Play and our work in music education in lieu of gifts. They are coming to India specially to participate in our anniversary concert this year, which means a lot to us.

Also performing at the concert will be Omar de Loiola Pereira and Selwyn Menezes. We are happy that Omar has come on board to work with our choir.


Around the world, very few young people are learning how to to compose music This is why the Commonwealth International Composition Award has been created. It will be run and managed by The Commonwealth Resounds, an officially accredited Commonwealth musical organisation, supported by the ABRSM and have its administrative base at The Purcell School for Young Musicians. Four Commonwealth countries which have been chosen to run the training programme are Antigua and Barbuda, New Zealand, Rwanda and India.

Child’s Play India is honored to be chosen as one of only four projects worldwide. Some of our children have composed music which has now been sent to the organisers!

NEW TEACHERS: With many of our students now graduating high school and moving out to college, we are able to start new batches of children eager to learn. At Auxilium High School, Caranzalem, we have just started several children on the violin.  An experienced cello teacher from Denmark is joining us later this month who will work with our 20+ students in our cello project. We have had two teachers from Germany who have come for short stints and have returned home. Dr. Luis Dias, our founder and project director wrote about Cristina in the Navhind Times.

The cello project is also open to the community and we welcome children and adult learners to the project, so please get in touch if you would like to learn the cello with us!