Hawaii native looks to bring music program to island
HONOLULU (AP) — Christopher Yick is determined to bring a music program to his native state of Hawaii.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports Yick, who is in his second year at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, started working on the process while home for winter break.
The 19-year-old bassist started by playing a small concert at the Palolo Chinese Home. Then he started working on plans for a free concert and master classes for young musicians. He filed papers to establish a nonprofit, Hawaii Chamber Music Festival.
Yick wants to establish a summer program for strings taught by musicians from the Honolulu Symphony and visiting musicians from other symphonies.
Yick arranged for his mentor, violinist Robert McDuffie, to perform a free recital at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Orvis Auditorium on Jan. 31.
Information from: Honolulu Star-Advertiser, http://www.staradvertiser.com