Wishing our members, followers and friends--near and far--a Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! The Mid-Autumn Festival embodies the spirit of reunion — gathering of family and friends to celebrate a bountiful harvest. We hope that despite the pandemic, no matter where you are, that you reunited with family and friends physically, virtually or spiritually.
It is always a pleasure to support the Chinese Language Teachers Association of Tasmania, and the outstanding work that they do to teach Chinese language and culture to the next generation. As such it was great to join with students and their families, as well as members of the local Chinese community at the awards ceremony of 10 September 2021, to congratulate the students on their hard work over the course of the year, and also enjoy some wonderful performances.
Congratulations to Vajra Yong-Cheng II, or Sheng-Hui as known to his friends, one of our young Academy members, on his first public piano recital. The recital was part of his preparation for the Australian Music Examination Board's Licentiate of Music piano examination. Sheng-Hui played a range of works by classical composers to an audience of over 120 people, with about 60 in-person and others enjoying the music via livestream.
It was wonderful to share a short performance with teachers and students at The Friends' School as part of their Chinese Day. The performance was given by three of our lion dance team members, who are students at the School, in grades 9 and 10.