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Six Young Talents Awarded Music Scholarships to Support Their Passion in Pursuing Chinese Music
08 Apr 2024

​SINGAPORE - Six youths were awarded the Mapletree-TENG Scholarship after an intensive round of auditions, including two previous scholars, Preston Ang and Ee Anzhi, who received the scholarship once again. This marks an increase in scholarships awarded from four to six from the previous year. The total scholarship funding now totals $66,000. It will support each scholar for a period of two years, providing recipients from less-privileged backgrounds the financial support and resources to pursue their passion and excellence in Chinese music.

The Mapletree-TENG Scholarship was established in 2018 and is a partnership between Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree” or “the Group”) and The TENG Company (“TENG”). The programme provides financial support for young talents who are passionate about Chinese music to expand their music education. 

Through mentorships, theory lessons, individual training lessons, and performance opportunities provided for during the programme, scholars can improve their proficiency in their choice of instrument and enhance their understanding of music. In turn, the scholars get to give back to society with their musical skills in community outreach programmes.

"We embarked on the Mapletree-TENG scholarship to nurture young musicians in Chinese instrumental music six years ago, as part of Mapletree's corporate social responsibility programme. This renewal will enable more past recipients to continue pursuing their passion, while expanding opportunities to new recipients. We are excited to see our scholars reach new heights in their musical journey in the years to come," said Edmund Cheng, Chairman of Mapletree. 

The collaboration between Mapletree and TENG has proven invaluable. 2022 scholarship recipient Preston Ang and 2023 scholarship recipient Li Zhixin had the opportunity to perform in front of a live audience most recently at Once Upon a Time 2024, which was presented by Mapletree and held at the VivoCity Amphitheatre in February 2024. Past scholars, including Ryan Lim Ming Zhen and Ang De Jin, have also achieved awards in their respective categories at the Singapore Chinese Music Competition (SCMC) in 2022 during their scholarship tenure.  
“Since its inception in 2018, the Mapletree-TENG scholarship has supported 22 scholars in their musical aspirations and endeavours, positively impacting their lives and helping them fulfil their aspirations as young performers. We are delighted that we have awarded six scholarship recipients this year, of which two of them are returning scholars and look forward to new milestones by each and every one of them and their exciting musical journey to come in the next two years,” said Yang Ji Wei, Executive Director of TENG. 

Mapletree-TENG 2024 Scholar and Dizi musician Yang Lin Xuan said, “I am grateful to be awarded the Mapletree-TENG Scholarship and hope to use this opportunity to improve my musicality and Dizi playing proficiency. I am excited to see how far I can go in these two years!”

More information about the Mapletree-TENG Scholarship is available at:


Mapletree-TENG Scholars


Name Age Instrument School
Clarissa See 11 Erhu Punggol Cove Primary School
Ee Anzhi (3rd Year) 13 Dizi Dunman High School
Low En Zi 16 Guzheng Bartley Secondary School
Preston Ang (2nd Year) 16 Suona Raffles Institution 
Xie Ruoqing Claudia 10 Ruan Opera Estate Primary School
Yang Lin Xuan 17 Dizi River Valley High School



Name Age Instrument School
Ang De Jin 20 Ruan Temasek Polytechnic
Juliette Goh Minzu 21 Guzheng National University of Singapore
Li Zhixin 12 Ruan Maha Bodhi School
Ng Raeshon 13 Yanqin Tanjong Katong Secondary School


For more information on the previous batches of scholars, please click here


Xabryna Kek
Werner Kho
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications

Assistant Manager (Marketing & Development)
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
The TENG Company
Tel: +65 6377 4608 / +65 8183 3543 Tel: +65 6970 0771 / +65 9749 1267 
 Grace Sung    
 Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility
 Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
 Tel: +65 6804 8474 / +65 9199 2206    


About Mapletree

Headquartered in Singapore, Mapletree is a global real estate development, investment, capital and property management company committed to sustainability. Its strategic focus is to invest in markets and real estate sectors with good growth potential. By combining its key strengths, the Group has established a track record of award-winning projects, and delivers consistent and high returns across real estate asset classes.

The Group manages three Singapore-listed real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) and eight private equity real estate funds, which hold a diverse portfolio of assets in Asia Pacific, Europe, the United Kingdom (“UK”) and the United States (“US”). As at 31 March 2023, Mapletree owns and manages S$77.4 billion of office, retail, logistics, industrial, data centre, residential and student accommodation properties.

The Group’s assets are located across 13 markets globally, namely Singapore, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Hong Kong SAR, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, the UK, the US and Vietnam. To support its global operations, Mapletree has established an extensive network of offices in these countries.

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About The Teng Company

The TENG Company is a leading not-for-profit Singaporean music charity that harnesses the power of music for the greater good. TENG reimagines the possibilities of music, innovates within tradition, enriches the lives of the vulnerable and empowers lifelong learning. The Chinese character 鼟 (pronounced ‘tēng’) is an ancient representation for the sound of the drum, symbolising our aspirations to bring cultures together and to foster social cohesion. Through innovation and creativity, we strive to transform the conventional notions of music from our Chinese heritage and expand the boundaries of this art form beyond its traditional roots. Our three core pillars of Artistic Innovation, Industry Empowerment and Social Impact aspire to use music as a force for good and to empower future generations of musicians in and beyond Singapore.

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