1st JingYu Award -- “Most Supportive Teacher” Winner: Najung Kim
With the kind donation by Ms. Jing Yu, an educator for over half of a century and one of the founders of AMAC Violin Center and Satori Strings, Satori CM will present a Jing Yu Award annually starting from 2017. It will be granted to a teacher in a subject chosen by Satori CM every year.
This year (2017), Satori CM has chosen to award a “Most Supportive Teacher” with a certificate and five hundred dollars in cash, which will be presented to the award winner at the Grand Prize Concert.
Ms. Jing Yu has been a very dedicated educator since her early 30s. She was admitted to the prestigious Chinese Dancing School when she was young and became a major dancer in a dance company by her twenties. After her dancing career, she studied Chinese literature and became a teacher who taught in the Guangzhou Beijing Opera Company for young students. Later she worked with Guangzhou Children’s Palace which provides the finest training for young talents and promotes them by giving opportunities to perform in public, on TV, and in many other events. She has a warm heart and always ready to help others. Because of her dedication to her work, the kids she had taught later all became her friends for life.
In 1995, Ms. Jing Yu moved to US and founded the AMAC Violin Center. In the next twenty years, under the guidance and nurturing of Ms. Yu and many other excellent musicians (teachers), the AMAC Violin Center developed into a successful educational music center. Many students from all over the Greater Los Angeles area attend AMAC’s programs annually. Each year, hundreds of AMAC students have developed into young promising musicians, many of whom have become the backbones of their respective orchestras.