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Nurturing The Future of Traditional Chinese Music in Singapore With The Mapletree-TENG Scholarship
19 Dec 2023

Singapore, 19 December, 2023 – The TENG Company (“TENG”) is thrilled to announce the opening of applications for the Mapletree-TENG Scholarship to support and empower aspiring Singaporean Chinese Musicians. For the seventh consecutive year, Mapletree Investments (“Mapletree”) will continue to support and help young talents from less-privileged backgrounds pursue their passions for Chinese music. Applications are open until 28 February 2024. 

The Mapletree-TENG Scholarship aims to nurture young Chinese musicians in Singapore by providing robust one-to-one lessons, mentorships, and performance opportunities to scholarship recipients. Music education is often costly and may be hindered by a student’s financial circumstances. This scholarship programme plays an integral role in making Chinese music education accessible for these individuals. Five placements are being offered this year. The scholarship will be funded at $11,000 each and is tenable for two years. 

To date, 26 recipients have benefitted from the Mapletree-TENG Scholarship. Past scholars have attained awards at prestigious competitions, including the Singapore Chinese Music Competition. Ee Anzhi, who was awarded the scholarship twice — once in 2020 and again in 2022 — won First Prize in the Dizi Solo Section Junior Category at the 2022 edition of the Singapore Chinese Music Competition. Ryan Lim, also a two-time scholarship recipient, won First Prize in the Erhu Solo Section Senior Category in the same year. 

"The Mapletree-TENG scholarship is a good example of the positive impact of long-term support. To provide a reliable platform for younger scholars who are passionate about pursuing Chinese music and award new deserving recipients, Mapletree is pleased to expand our commitment in 2024. Aligned to our corporate social responsibility framework, we look forward to supporting the scholars in their journey ahead. " said Mr Edmund Cheng, Mapletree Chairman. 

“The potential of our future lies within the young minds we support. Witnessing the remarkable talent displayed by each scholar at such a tender age is truly inspiring. We eagerly anticipate their contributions to our society. TENG is immensely grateful to Mapletree for their steadfast commitment to this scholarship, fostering a partnership that empowers these talented individuals.” said Mr Yang Ji Wei, Executive Director of TENG. 

“The Mapletree-TENG scholarship has given me a wide range of opportunities to hone my musical skills - from theory lessons to performance opportunities. Not only has it provided me with the opportunity to pursue my music journey, it has also allowed me to make good friends along the way. I am proud to be one of the scholars!” said Juliette Goh, recipient of the 2023 Mapletree-TENG scholarship. 

Besides covering music lesson fees, the scholarship funds course material and examination fees. Applications for the scholarship will close on 28 February 2024. Prospective candidates will be notified of their interview and audition date by 18 March 2024.

Musical theory lessons for Mapletree-TENG scholars

Mapletree-TENG Scholars during their progress check

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



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



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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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