São Paulo State Youth Orchestra feat. Tengku Ahmad Irfan
The Consul General of Malaysia together with Tengku Ahmad Irfan Tengku Ahmad Shahrizal
MANHATTAN, NY - MARCH 25: The São Paulo State Youth Orchestra makes its inaugural tour to the United States in collaboration with the Juilliard School. The featured soloist for the orchestra was Tengku Ahmad Irfan Tengku Ahmad Shahrizal, a 16-year-old Malaysian prodigy from the Precollege Division of the Juilliard School.
Dr Yoheved Kaplinsky, a renowned classical pianist, lecturer and professor of music at the Juilliard School here, said the young man excelled in piano and composition. Tengku Irfan is not only a talented genius but a rare talent who, has shown "sophistication and depth" in his work, according to the piano professor Dr Yoheved Kaplinsky.
Heaping praise on the young Malaysian, Kaplinsky predicted that the teenager would make it in the music world since "he has all the ingredients of a wonderful musician" and that "his future is pretty much assured".