Myanmar Music 2015Music of Myanmar 2015
The Myanmar Music Festival is back for a second year
A forthcoming concert program will feature appearances by Myanmar and internationally acclaimed artists throughout Rangoon. ANGOON - Myanmar Music Festival - Myanmar Music Festival - RANGOON - Burmese artists and musical professionals meet for the second Myanmar Music Festival, which will take place from June 8-14, according to a declaration published on Tuesday.
Appearances during the event will take place at the Embassy of Switzerland, the Parami Hospital and the Yangon Gallery. This festive concert will take place on 14 June in the National Theatre. Before and after the event, there will also be outdoor trips to Pyay, Mandalay and Myitkyina. Myanmar Music Festivals is sponsored by a local Burmese delegation, as well as members of Burma's cultural community, as well as individual members, student groups and the US and Switzerland missions.
The programme includes classic West and Burma music by Myanmar musicans, concert groups, piano players and the Fest-chor. Pupils from the Pacific American School in Taiwan will work with local Chinese artist to develop an imaginative art business development programme at Khay International School in Rangoon.
Among the multinational performers are two pianists: Kimball Gallagher from the USA and Kai-Yin Huang from Taiwan, who will be performing together. Also present are the US fiddler and orchestra leader Joel Schut and the Switzerland mezzo-soprano Kirsty Griffiths, who is also active as UN choirmaster in Geneva.
Recent Myanmar Music Academy Awards for a different melody
Myanmar Music Association has launched its first Myanmar Music Acadamy Award, to be launched in 2016. Myanmar Times MMA Vice Chairman U Lwin Myint said the Myanmar Times said the country's accolades will honor Myanmar's top musician. The Myanmar Motion Pictures Acadamy Award has been presented almost every year since 1952, but the musically equal of a nation-wide Acadamy Award is not yet in sight.
"Myamar already has Academy Award for films and we have the National Literary Award for literary, but we still do not have the same for music," said U Lwin Myint. "We believe that the Myanmar Music Academy Award can enhance Myanmar's music industries. In Myanmar, other music award programmes are rather sparsely populated.
The Three Seasons Myanmar Music Award has been presented to musicians in the music business since 2014. However, the Academy's suggested prizes could draw an even bigger public and choose over 40 laureates, the organizers say. As Shew Jyaw Jyaw also mentioned, although there are a number of smaller music prizes organised by different FM broadcasters, they cannot match the same levels of publicity and qualitiy as major or domestic contests.
The composer Myint Moe Aung said that although there are more and more music awards, competition must ensure that a balanced pitch remains for the nominated players. "There are many awards abroad and their most important element is that the competition is just and clean," he said.
"Some Myanmar rituals have their shortcomings and the audience doesn't like them.