Yale Club of Hong Kong: Musical Soiree featuring Young Steinway Artist Rachel Cheung Mus.M.’13 and NGO Hagar Intl

Yale Club of Hong Kong in partnership with Hagar International is proud to present an afternoon concert with the renowned concert pianist from Hong Kong and Yale, Rachel Cheung.

Please join us on Saturday 22nd April to enjoy world-class music in an intimate home setting with fellow Yale alumni, friends from Hagar International, and guests. In addition to a full recital program, Melissa Petros, Executive Director of Hagar International in Hong Kong, will share briefly about Hagar’s work helping women and child survivors of severe abuse (human trafficking, gender-based violence, and exploitation) in Asia to rebuild their lives, using music and the arts as one way to promote healing and self-expression.
About Rachel Cheung
Young Steinway Artist, Rachel Cheung (www.rachelcheung.com), a 2013 graduate of the Yale School of Music, received top honours at numerous prestigious competitions worldwide, including the 16th Leeds, the 28th Alessandro Casagrande, and the 67th Geneva international piano competition. She was recently selected as one of the 30 pianists to compete at the 15th Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in 2017.
Cheung has collaborated with renowned orchestras including the Halle Orchestra under Sir Mark Elder, Sydney Symphony under Maestro Vladimir Ashkenazy, and the London Chamber Orchestra with Christopher Warren-Green. She has appeared in major concert venues in Europe and the United States and will make her solo recital debut at Carnegie Weill Hall in March 2018.

About Hagar International

Hagar International (http://hagar.org.hk/) is an NGO committed to the recovery and economic empowerment of women and child survivors of severe abuses, particularly human trafficking, gender- based violence, and exploitation. Hagar’s programs are currently in Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Vietnam where they provide survivors with safe housing, healthcare, trauma counseling, legal support, catch-up education, vocational training, job placements, and reintegration support. Using a holistic and long-term approach, Hagar works at the individual, community, and systemic levels to help heal individual women and children, and also prevent future abuse. Through their partnerships with other NGOs, governments, academic institutions, businesses, and others in the private sector, Hagar is able to influence positive societal change with and on behalf of survivors.
Date: April 22, 2017, starting at 6:00 pm. Space is limited.
Program:
6:00pm Drinks
6:15pm Talk by Melissa Petros, Executive Director of Hagar International in Hong Kong
6:30pm Concert
7:30pm Close
Cost:
 *FREE for All New Admits to Yale College and their parents, *FREE for new admits to Yale Graduate and Professional Schools
$100  including refreshments and recital. Members and guests paying online by April 19th
$150  for late booking – pay at the door
• Members, please visit the event page to register.
• Non-members can pay via HSBC deposit to account 607-131471-888. Please send deposit confirmation along with name and contact number to Caroline Van (carolinevan@gmail.com).
Please come and enjoy the early evening soiree and bring your friends. If you have any questions, please contact Caroline by email or 97000662.

For details of the event and how to sign-up, please visit the Yale Club of Hong Kong website:

http://www.yaleclubhk.org/event_details.aspx?code=407B04A1C2D9EEB1E65A0FCD2BA41F68FBD635AA8A654FDBADAC6E415A5021250DD59108F1FCC24EA8E7FBC94EA3BAC3