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Musicians raise cash for cancer sufferers
9:20pm Wednesday 5th September 2012 in News
ALMOST 50 young musicians from all over the UK and the Netherlands joined together to perform a fund-raising concert for Macmillan Cancer Support at Great Malvern Priory.
The youngsters, all students of the Suzuki teaching method pioneered in Japan during the 1960s, were in town for a four-day workshop at Malvern St James school, bringing together some of the leading tutors from across the world.
Their performance was well received and a retiring collection raised more than £220 for Macmillan.
One of the performers, nine-year-old Maddie Lee, said: “It was really nice to be playing for Macmillan and it made me feel like I was playing to the people with cancer as well as the people in the audience.”
Suzuki teaching was pioneered by Japanese violinist and humanitarian, Dr Shinichi Suzuki, and is based on the way in which humans acquire their natural language.