CLIENT: Yayasan Cinta Anak Bangsa (YCAB)
THE WORK: Concert Program Copy
YCAB (www.ycabfoundation.org) is a foundation focused on youth development. At YCAB, we believe that inherent in our vision of youth development is the idea of economic independence. We empower youth to be independent through educational provision, economic assistance, and welfare creation for a better and sustainable future. That is the road map for a true and responsible freedom.
About the Artist
Nayaka started playing the piano at age 5 with the encouragement from his mother. His music studies with Dr. Kuei Pin Yeo, the first Doctor of Music in piano performance in Indonesia and founder and director of Yayasan Musik Jakarta, began early on at the Yayasan Musik Jakarta Music School.
Under the tutelage of Dr. Yeo at Yayasan Musik Jakarta, Nayaka has shown himself to be a promising young artist with a unique musicality. Having performed with the National Symphony Orchestra of Indonesia (Orkes Simfoni Nasional Indonesia – OSNI) under conductor Jap Tji Kien in numerous occasions, Nayaka feels at home when it comes to collaborating with and leading a full orchestra.
A talented pianist and an altruist, Nayaka supports the YCAB Foundation in many of its social activities for a good cause. In the summer of 2012 and 2013, Nayaka was actively involved in several of the foundation’s projects to serve the underprivileged through its youth development programs. In June 2014, he performed at YCAB’s annual event, The Angel of Change Night: Symphony of Hope at the Kempinski Hotel Ballroom in Jakarta. With the YCAB Foundation, Nayaka has created a publication describing his experiences of helping local people in Tanah Abang area in Jakarta. Moreover, Nayaka has also traveled to Sukabumi and the Philippines to help with building of a school and teaching Mathematics and English. Eager to continue to lend a hand to the underprivileged, especially teenagers and kids with whom he can relate, Nayaka is grateful for the privileges and luxuries he has been raised with in his family.
Beyond music, Nayaka enjoys the sciences and sports, in particular football. Being the youngest KUMON completer in the Asia-Oceania region, he also won the silver medal at the National Mathematics Olympiad in 2010, and bronze medal at the International World Youth Mathematics Competition in 2011. At present, Nayaka is in his senior year at the STB-ACS (International) Jakarta and will enter college in the fall of 2015.
Over the years, Nayaka has performed at various occasions and won many awards and accolades throughout his musical journey:
Concerts & Recitals
- Solo Concert with the National Symphony Orchestra of Indonesia, Young Artists’ Concert, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Recital, International Youth Music Festival, New York, Meadville, Harrisburg, and Pittsburg, USA
- Recital, Young Persons’ Piano Competition 2007, Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Recital, Jakarta International Summer Music Festival (JISMF), GoetheHaus and Yayasan Musik Jakarta, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Recital, GoetheHaus, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Solo Concert with Krakow Filharmonia Orchestra from Poland, Memorial Concert by Prize Winner of The 9th International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, Tokyo, Japan
- Solo Recital, GoetheHaus, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Solo Recital, Young Pianist Series 1, Yayasan Musik Jakarta Auditorium, BSD City, Indonesia
- First Prize Winner for Concerto with Orchestra, The 1st ASEAN International Concerto Competition (AICC), Jakarta, Indonesia
- Gold Prize Winner for Concerto with Orchestra, Silver Prize Winner (3rd & 4th Grade Category), The 2nd ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- World Indonesian Museum Record (MURI) Award, The Youngest Soloist for Orchestra in Piano Concerto in A Major K414, Usmar Ismail Hall, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Excellence in Participation, The International Youth Music Festival, New York, Meadville
- First Prize Winner, Young Person’s Piano Competition, Sunway University Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
- Third Prize Winner and the youngest finalist, The 2nd Asean International Concerto Competition in Asia, Category A, GoetheHaus, Jakarta, Indonesia
- Finalist (Concerto A Category) and finalist (3rd & 4th grade Category), the 8th International Chopin Piano Competition in Asia, Tokyo, Japan