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The TENG Company Presents Its New Recital Series to Showcase Budding Guzheng Musicians
05 Mar 2024




SINGAPORE -The TENG Company (“TENG”) is premiering its brand-new educational concert series, The TENG Recital Series, and will feature the Guzheng in its first edition. Titled “溯•筝 Transcendence”, the concert is presented by The TENG Company, as part of its 20thanniversary celebrations, and Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree” or “The Group”). The recital will be held at Mapletree Business City on 5thApril 2024 and the Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre on 6thApril 2024. Tickets to the concert are available for purchase via Eventbrite at S$10 each, with a discounted rate of S$18 for a bundled pair of tickets.

The recital starts at 6pm on 5thApril and 7.30pm on 6thApril and will be hosted by TENG’s Creative Director, Dr Samuel Wong. Guzheng player Johnny Chia from The TENG Ensemble will make his directorial debut in his capacity as the recital’s Music Director and will also perform alongside fellow TENG Ensemble Guzheng player Sim Kee, Mapletree-TENG scholars Juliette Goh and Athena Hong. Auditions were conducted among select Chinese Instrumental Music Grading Examination (CIMGE) Guzheng candidates and eight individuals were picked to be performers for the recital concert. The eight Guzheng players from the CIMGE are Chow Zi Tong, Amelia Zhu Jia Hui, Kong Zi Xuan, Jeniffer Jolie Wijaya, Emma Low, Lim Si Yi, Yu Ting and Teoh Bo Yu. The TENG Ensemble’s Gabriel Hoe and Joachim Lim will accompany the performers on the keyboard and percussion, respectively. 

“溯•筝 Transcendence” will comprise three chapters: Traditional (ancient), Classical (1940s - 1980s) and Contemporary (1980s - present). Each chapter will feature Guzheng works from the respective era including classic favourites like ‘Fighting Against The Typhoon’《战台风》and more cutting-edge works like ‘As Thus’《如是》. Through various pieces, the audience will also learn more about the Guzheng and its playing styles such as Henan Zheng and Chaozhou Zheng

Said Mr Edmund Cheng, Chairman, Mapletree: “This concert is well aligned to our Corporate Social Responsibility pillars of arts and education. It showcases Mapletree’s commitment to supporting the continued development of performing arts and provides a platform for Mapletree-TENG scholars to shine, emphasising our dedication to enriching communities through music and understanding of Guzheng heritage.”

"As part of our 20th anniversary, TENG has created a special concert that will showcase a collection of virtuosic and lesser-known Guzheng chamber work. We are proud to feature musicians from The TENG Ensemble along with past and present Mapletree scholars, alongside high scorers from TENG's Grading Examinations in this intimate recital,” said Dr Wong. 

The TENG Recital Series is a series of educational concerts to expound on various Chinese instruments. The recitals will also serve as a platform for budding musicians and Mapletree-TENG scholars to perform and showcase their musical talents in collaboration with musicians from The TENG Ensemble.



Xabryna Kek
Werner Kho
Assistant Manager, Corporate Communications

Assistant Manager (Marketing & Development)
Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
The TENG Company
Tel: (65) 6377 4608 Tel: (65) 6970 0771
Grace Sung

Manager, Corporate Social Responsibility

Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd
Tel: (65) 6804 8474


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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