Welcome to the Fundraising page of
MUSIC FOR LIFE
MUSIC FOR LIFE is a fundraising concert in support of BC Children Hospital. The concert features two young pianists, Anson Hui from Toronto and Kevin Zhang from Victoria. The concert will be taking place on September 16, 2018, at 2 PM, at Phillip T. Young Recital Hall, University of Victoria. Here is Anson’s story:
Eighteen year old Anson suffers from Glycogen Storage Disease Type 1. He has had a daily g-tube internal feeding for 15 years and recently has had a liver transplant. Beyond surviving his ever-present, life-threatening physical challenges, Anson, who has won awards in many prestigious piano competitions and performed at Carnegie Hall, has decided to use his musical talents to do fundraising in support of much-needed scientific research and sick children in need. He aspires to become a professional musician/medical researcher and currently studies at University of Toronto.
Sixteen year old Kevin Zhang currently attends St. Michael's University School. He is studying piano under Ya Lin Hung and is currently in the process of fulfilling the requirements for the Associate Of Royal Conservatory Diploma in Performance (ARCT).
After meeting Anson at a piano workshop at Indiana University, Kevin was profoundly inspired by Anson’s passion for music, love for life, and dedication in helping others. Having Anson as a role model, he would also like to contribute his musical talent for a good cause.
To learn more about Anson:
With ISO (June, 2013) http://youtu.be/9EFxHvBK2AM
Toronto Star Front Page Story (Mar 2, 2014) https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2014/03/02/piano_virtuoso_anson_hui_raises_money_for_his_rare_disease..html
CBC national radio interview (2015)http://www.cbc.ca/radio/docproject/a-boy-and-his-piano-1.3248273
Chopin Piano Concert No.1 - 2nd mvt., with conductor Arthur Fagen http://youtu.be/mJaARC333vA
Every element that makes BC Children's Hospital so important to BC's kids would not be possible without the generosity of our supporters and friends. From the tiniest toy that puts a smile on a youngster's face to the groundbreaking pediatric research that's helping to find better treatments and cures for many devastating childhood diseases. A donation of $30 or more guarantees you a seat to the Music For Life Concert on Sept. 16th at 2pm. Your ticket will be available at the door of the Philip T Young Recital Hall on the day of the concert. Your donation helps ensure that the most precious members of our society - our children - receive the best possible care.
On behalf of all of us - patients, parents, staff, and volunteers - from BC Children's Hospital, thank you for your generosity and for caring for our children and their future.