Yesterday, Growth Brunei’s second Art in Adolescence exhibition at the Jerudong International School (JIS) Arts Center featured 16 performances, ranging from dance, electric guitar, singing and violin, by young people and children from nine years old.
The event also showcased nine works of art by artists.
The exhibition served as a platform for young people to show their love and passion for art and music, including students from music institutions in the Sultanate.
“The expo is organized to showcase the talents of the country’s youth in conjunction with Youth Day,” said 16-year-old CEO and founder of Growth Brunei, Yasmin Sufri. “We think there are a lot of talents in the Sultanate and we want to provide a platform for them to show their artistry.
She also shared that the first Art in Adolescence exhibit was done online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This year, we are able to organize a real showcase, which for many artists, is the first public performance since the start of the pandemic,” added Yasmin.
One of the highlights of the day was the performance of nine-year-old violinist Aisha Mrahorovic, who performed Friedrich Seitz’s 3rd Movement Concerto No. 5 in D major.
Aisha, who has been playing the violin for three years, said she was nervous but proud to perform for her parents, sisters and teachers.
Growth Brunei is an organization founded on youth empowerment by encouraging young people in Brunei to confidently share things they are passionate about.
The team is made up of seven people under the age of 18.