LONDON, September 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
The Pure Land Foundation and Bruno Wang are delighted to support a unique music and dance charity performance tonight, led and choreographed by Royal Ballet soloist Fernando Montaño.
Fernando Montaño and friends will be hosted at the Royal College of Music and will also feature the star of the Paris Opera Ballet, Isabelle Ciaravola, and English National Ballet Senior Principal Ballerina, Elena Glurjidze.
The event brings together a group of Fernando Montaño's talented friends from around the world to raise funds for two charities: Children of the Andes and the Playing for Change Foundation.
Children of the Andes, of which Mr Montaño is Patron, works with children and their families in Colombia to challenge poverty, inequality, discrimination and violence.
The Playing for Change Foundation aims to bring about positive change for young people through music and arts education. It works in countries including Bangladesh, Brazil, Ghana, Mali, Nepal, Rwanda, South Africa, and Thailand.
Mr Wang said: "I am delighted to support this unique evening of music and dance in aid of two important charities. Both the Playing For Change Foundation and Children of the Andes make a real and positive difference to the lives of young people in difficult circumstances.
"I would like to thank Fernando Montaño for all his hard work arranging what will be a spectacular evening, as well as all the dancers and musicians who are taking part."
Amongst the musicians who are generously giving their time to support the event are soprano Dorothea Herbert, pianist Sergey Rybin, violinist Wilford Goh, cellist Yaroslava Trofymchuk, Gipsy Kings' guitarist David Buckingham, singer-songwriter Alice Ella and salsa duo Sami Rodriguez Stanton and Roxanne Stanton.
Dame Vivienne Westwood has designed Mr Montaño's costume for the performance.
Notes to editors
- Further information about Children of the Andes can be found at http://www.childrenoftheandes.org/home
- Further information about the Playing for Change Foundation can be found at http://playingforchange.org/
- Bruno Wang is a London-based Chinese businessman, philanthropist and cultural patron. He established the Pure Land Foundation to support his charitable aims. The Foundation primarily focuses on supporting programmes and projects in art, in music and in the restoration of physical, spiritual and social wellbeing. The Foundation has previously sponsored events at the British
Museum, the V&A and a range of organisations in the music, dance and art worlds.
SOURCE Pure Land Foundation