At the grand final of the Macao Young Musicians Competitiontoday, Su Fei Ngatriumphed over the other five finalists. The eleven years old is a violinist, who impressed the panel of judges, led by international piano maestro Yundi, and two of the most respected musicians from the Central and Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Professor Zhao Rui-lin and Professor Li Ji-wu. Including the 1st runner-ups Chan Sin and Cheong Hoi Leong and the 2nd runner-up,Choi Hio Lam, the winners will receive a scholarship of up to MOP1,000,000 to attend a conservatory of choice, anywhere in the world.
The award presentation ceremony for Melco Crown Entertainment-Yundi Scholarship was held today at Grand Hyatt Macau, City of Dreams, attended by Dr.Leung Hio Ming, Acting President ofCultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, demonstrating his full support to this culturally significant Scholarship.
Ms.Akiko Takahashi, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resources/Corporate Social Responsibility Officer ofMelco Crown Entertainment, said, “Mr.Lawrence Ho’svision to inculcate love of arts and culture in young people is realized with this Scholarship. We sincerely thank theCultural Affairs Bureaufor their collaboration, and Yundi for giving of his time to inspire the people ofMacau.”
Dr.Leung Hio Ming, Acting President ofCultural Affairs Bureau of the Macao S.A.R. Government, said: “We sincerely appreciateMelco Crown Entertainmentand Yundi for their support and vision for an outstanding contribution to foster the diversified cultural development of the local community. The winners of this Scholarship, as selected by Yundi and the judges, hopefully serve as inspiration to others that it is possible to dream.”
Yundi was very impressed with the caliber of the talent inMacau, and commented, “It is gratifying to nurture the gifted young talent to achieve their full potential. Thank you to theCultural Affairs Bureau,Melco Crown Entertainmentand Mr.Lawrence Ho.”
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About Melco Crown Entertainment Limited
Melco Crown Entertainment, with its shares listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited(SEHK:6883) and its American depositary shares listed on the NASDAQ Global Select Market (Nasdaq:MPEL), is a developer, owner and through a Macausubsidiary which holds a gaming sub-concession, an operator of casino gaming and entertainment casino resort facilities focused on the Macaumarket. Melco Crown Entertainmentcurrently operates Altira Macau (www.altiramacau.com) (formerly Crown Macau), a casino hotel located at Taipa, Macau and City of Dreams (www.cityofdreamsmacau.com), an integrated urban casino resort located in Cotai, Macau. Melco Crown Entertainment’s business also includes the Mocha Clubs (www.mochaclubs.com), which feature a total of approximately 2,100 gaming machines in ten locations and comprise the largest non-casino based operations of electronic gaming machines in Macau. The Company is also developing the planned Studio City Project, a large integrated entertainment, retail and gaming resort in Cotai, Macau. For more information about Melco Crown Entertainment, please visit www.melco-crown.com.
Melco Crown Entertainmenthas strong support from both of its major shareholders,Melco International Development Limited(“Melco”) andCrown Limited(“Crown”).Melcois a listed company on theHong Kong Stock Exchangeand is substantially owned and led by Mr.Lawrence Ho, who is Co-Chairman, an Executive Director and the CEO ofMelco Crown Entertainment. Crown is a top-50 company listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and led by Executive Chairman Mr.James Packer, who is also Co-Chairman and a Non-Executive Director ofMelco Crown Entertainment.
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