Fundraising / Charity

 
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FIWAL (The Federations of International Women's Association in London)

7th June 2022

Performing a short afternoon solo recital, in the Platinum Jubilee High Tea, organised by FIWAL (The Federations of International Women's Association in London), at the historic Hall of The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, London, on Tuesday 7th June, at 2:30pm-5pm.

 

'FIWAL is delighted to invite you to a  Platinum Jubilee High Tea on Tuesday 7th June 2022 at a unique location, the historic Hall of the The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers. With a musical interlude on women composers and poets presented by concert pianist Bobby Chen and a speech by Alderman- Emma Edham.'

Time: 2.30pm - 5.00pm

Location: Ironmongers' Hall, Off Shaftesbury Pl, Aldersgate St, Barbican, London EC2Y 8AA

Dress Code: Red, white and/or blue and hats or crowns encouraged!

Group bookings of 8 - £400, thereafter £50 pp. In order to make a group booking please email us at: events@fiwal.org.uk

Price: Early bird special £52 pp until 9th May, thereafter £55 pp

1) FIWAL's own listing of Event - www.fiwal.org.uk/events

2) External Webpage of Event  - https://platinumjubileehightea.eventbrite.co.uk

3) Poster of Event (1) - https://fiwal.files.wordpress.com/2022/04/fiwal-tea-jpg.png?w=640

4) Poster of Event (2) - www.bobbychen.org/fundraising-fiwal 

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FARM STREET CHURCH (Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mayfair)

26th May 2022

Performing an evening solo recital 'A Concert for Ukraine', organised by Farm Street Church (Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mayfair), at the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mayfair, on Thursday 26th May, at 7pm.

 

A charity concert to support the humanitarian effort in Ukraine featuring internationally renowned concert pianist, Bobby Chen. 

'Join us for an evening of music provided by concert pianist (and Farm Street parishioner) Bobby Chen. The programme for the evening will include music by Ukrainian composers and all proceeds will go towards supporting the work of Caritas Ukraine. 

Guest of Honour: Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster

A wine reception will follow the concert in the adjoining Arrupe Hall. 

This is a ticketed event and will not be shown via the livestream page on the church website. Tickets are non-refundable.'

Time: 7pm

Location: Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception, Mayfair, 114 Mount Street, London W1K 3AH

Price: £50 pp to include a wine reception

1) External Webpage of Event  - www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/a-concert-for-ukraine-tickets-330576261497

2) Twitter sharing of Event - www.twitter.com/farmstchurch/status/1522183812377153536

3) Facebook sharing of Event - www.facebook.com/404538666344537/posts/2611528562312192/?d=n

4) Poster of Event (2) - www.bobbychen.org/fundraising-farmstreetchurch

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Rainforest Concern

22nd November 2021

Performing an evening solo recital, in support of Rainforest Concern, at the Travellers Club, London, on Monday 22nd November, at 6:30pm.

'The Trustees of Rainforest Concern request the pleasure of your company for an evening of music by the celebrated pianist Bobby Chen'

 

6.30pm Monday 22nd November at The Travellers Club (106 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5EP)

- Dress: Lounge suits ; Telephone: 01225 481151 Carriages 11pm

Tickets at £100 to include a three course dinner with wine of which £20 will be a donation to Rainforest Concern'

1) E-flyer and Programme of Event - www.bobbychen.org/fundraising-rainforestconcern
 

2) Photos of Event - www.bobbychen.org/photos-fundraising-rainforestconcern
 

3) LinkedIn share by the Yehudi Menuhin School - www.linkedin.com/posts/the-yehudi-menuhin-school_biodiversity-classicalmusic-activity-6861987325958877184-mOGL
 

4) LinkedIn reshare by George Soole of Steinway Pianos London - www.linkedin.com/posts/george-soole-99143132_biodiversity-classicalmusic-activity-6866345086117003264-AQG1
 

5) LinkedIn reshare by Alix de Mauny - www.linkedin.com/posts/alixdemauny_biodiversity-classicalmusic-activity-6861987836992856064-4hwk

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Concordia Foundation

30th June 2020
Recorded for 'The Concordia Foundation Vital Fund' fundraising campaign by Concordia Foundation, which aimed to raise a minimum of £20,000.

1) Listed as Alumnus - www.concordiafoundation.com/alumni

2) Featured in newsletter No.35: 21st anniversary - https://i.pinimg.com/originals/d9/e3/73/d9e373d92cfc31806d23feb6b23b42af.jpg

3) Mentioned as 'International Ambassador' - https://static1.squarespace.com/static/54463ba7e4b0da769d414cfc/t/594cf277f7e0ab535a57abbc/1498215049942/Concordia+Newsletter+-+Summer+2017.pdf


4) 'The Concordia Foundation Vital Fund' details YouTube Link - https://youtu.be/hesrgebcqZ8

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Keyboard Charitable Trust

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British Jesuit Alumni/ae Charitable Trust (Eagle Aid)

30th May 2019

Performing an evening solo recital, in the Annual reception and concert in support of Jesuit related charities, organised by the British Jesuit Alumni/ae Charitable Trust (Eagle Aid), at Ognisko Polskie (The Polish Hearth), London, on Thursday 30th May, at 7:30pm (6:45pm reception).

 

The recital would be in a 'Reception, Canapes and Recital' format, in support of The Langlands School and College, Chitral, north west Pakistan and other BJACT (Eagle Aid) projects. (Tickets would be £75, concessions available on application ; Raffle Prize Draw at 9.00pm ; Dress code: black tie)

1) Review of Event (Ollie Randall) - www.randallwriting.com/more-cartoons/artist-in-residence

2) External Webpage of Event (Stonyhurst College) - https://association.stonyhurst.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/BJA-Concert-300519.pdf

3) Photos of Event - www.bobbychen.org/photos-bjact-eagleaid

 

4) Cartoon of Performance (Ollie Randall) - www.randallwriting.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/IMG_20190602_190010_526-600x488.jpg

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British Malaysian Society (BMS)

31st July 2017 + 3rd October 2017
The British Malaysian Society (BMS) 60th Merdeka Award for Young Composers 2017 on 31st July 2017, with performance at St. Lawrence Jewry next Guildhall, City of London (Guildhall Yard, London EC2V 5AA, UK) on 3rd October 2017.

 

1) Award Description a - www.facebook.com/thebritishmalaysiansociety1983/posts/923255981172863
 

2) Award Description b - https://d3hgrlq6yacptf.cloudfront.net/5f5b4e263e4f4/content/pages/documents/1506340447.pdf

 

3) Award Description c - www.thebritishmalaysiansociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/newsletter-autumn2017.pdf
 

4) Separate photos- www.bobbychen.org/britishmalaysiansociety

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The Jasmine Ball

7th March 2013

The Jasmine Ball - to help fundraise towards UNICEF’S emergency response to the child victims of the crisis in Syria, at One Mayfair.

1) Separate photos - www.bobbychen.org/thejasmineball

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Monkton Combe School

25th March 2010 to 1st June 2012

Performed for a fundraising campaign between 2009/10 and 2012, to help raise £3,200,000 towards the building of a new music centre at Monkton Combe School - as invited by Dr. Kerbey OBE. 

Dr. Kerbey OBE engaged me to perform six (6) short solo recitals before 1st January 2012, once at Corpus Christi College in Oxford, twice at Pembroke College in Cambridge, once at the Royal College of Music in London, and once at Monkton Combe School, all in support of this very special fundraising campaign. 

 

My involvement in this very special project culminated in my solo recital at Bowerman Hall, which is the dedicated performing space at the new music centre at Monkton Combe School, on 1st June 2012.

 

1) Mention - https://issuu.com/monktonpublications/docs/monktonmagazine/31


2) Mention - https://issuu.com/mcpublishing/docs/bathmag0712/62
 

3) Mention - https://issuu.com/monktonpublications/docs/monktonian/24


Photos (Miscellaneous) - www.bobbychen.org/monktoncombeschool

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Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF)

21st June 2012
Performed at Sime Darby Convention Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

'Equatorial Hotel Kuala Lumpur together with The British Malaysian Society, AirAsia and Yamaha organised a charity piano concert featuring Bobby Chen the world renowned Malaysian concert pianist with part of the proceeds going to Cancer Research Initiatives Foundation (CARIF). The concert raised RM11,000 to fund cancer research at CARIF .

Bobby Chen himself was moved by the stories of cancer patients and their efforts undergoing treatment. He further added “For this concert, I felt that even after it ended, the audience left affected by the music, as well as enlightened about the emotional effects of cancer. I am just delighted that I could play such a tiny part to help”'

1) Official publication - www.cancerresearch.my/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/2012_June_Generic_CARIF-Celebrates-10-Years-of-Innovative-Cancer-Research-in-Malaysia.pdf

 

2) Separate photos - www.bobbychen.org/carif

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Malaysian British Society (MBS)

12th June 2010

The British Malaysia Society in association with Lord’s Taverners (Malaysia) was proud to arrange a series of recitals by Bobby Chen in Malaysia, June 2010, in aid of charity.

'Although he has played here on various occasions, we believe that his talent is not given the recognition it richly deserves.  It is hoped that, through these occasions, Bobby will strengthen his links with his Malaysian roots and achieve his dream of establishing his own Music Academy, with the support of his alma mater, the Yehudi Menuhin School in the United Kingdom, to nurture young Malaysian musical talents and to share his experience, knowledge and skills with young Malaysian music prodigies.'

1) Mention of Event - www.thembs.my/project/bobby-chen-recital

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Miscellaneous

Opera Holland Park - 24th April 2020 
Recorded the music for 'Pirates to Penzance Presentation' (#PiratesToPenzance), for Opera Holland Park, acknowledgement in credits at end of video - initiated and organised by Michael Larsen, who is Court Assistant at The Worshipful Company of World Traders.

 

1) YouTube link (unlisted) - https://youtu.be/ZvY5hFmhqs0