IC4C Home Concert in Montreal
April 14, 2019

Click Here to watch video from the concert!

On April 14, two accomplished young pianists, Stanford Cheung and Artun Miskcyian, gave a “salon concert” before an appreciative audience of thirty in Montreal.  The repertoire included Chopin, Schumann, Rachmaninoff and Kodalyi.  Stanford is now in his last year in Music Performance (Master’s level) at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Artun is a graduate of the Etobicoke School of the Arts as well as the Taylor Academy (formerly the Young Artists Performance Academy) at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto. Both have performed extensively in Canada and internationally.  The concert proceeds will provide educational support to the Peaceful Children’s Homes, including support for university studies.  It is most encouraging to see talented young Canadians, such as Stanford and Artun, generously provide their time and talent on behalf of their peers in much less fortunate circumstances in Cambodia. 

IC4C is currently focusing on home concerts and private/corporate events in Ottawa and Montreal.  Please let us know if you are interested in featuring one or more IC4C musicians at your event – or if you would like to host a home concert on behalf of IC4C!

IC4C Receives the “Vesak Day in Ottawa Certificate of Appreciation”
May 5, 2019

May is officially designated as Asian Heritage Month in Canada.  For the last eight years, an official “Vesak Day” celebration (commemorating the life of the Buddha) has been held in May at Ottawa City Hall, with the Mayor, City Councillors and diplomatic representatives attending. 

This year’s ceremony included the presentation of a “Certificate of Appreciation” to “In Concert for Cambodia”.  The attached photos show:  presentation of the Certificate, with former Ottawa City Councillors Jack MacLaren (who is also “Ambassador for Vesak in Ottawa”) and Marianne Wilkinson, Sri Lankan High Commissioner Asoka Girihagama, and IC4C Coordinator Flora Liebich. A separate photo shows Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson addressing the participants.  IC4C is truly honoured by this expression of support on the part of the “Vesak Day in Ottawa” Committee.

About IC4C

In Concert for Cambodia (IC4C) was founded in 2006 by 13-year-old Ottawa violinist, Laurent Côté, to help children and youth in need in Cambodia. In recognition for his initiative, Laurent received the 2009 Ontario Youth Philanthropist Award.  Since then, IC4C has attracted successive groups of outstanding young musicians and organizers,  who continue to raise funds, through concerts, to support The Peaceful Children’s Homes in Cambodia.

The Honorary Patron is the renowned Canadian pianist, Janina Fialkowska, O.C. 
The current IC4C Youth Coordinator is 24-year-old Kyle Burghout (B.Mus, University of Ottawa, 2015), a talented violinist and fiddler who won the Eastern North American Irish Fiddle Competition in New York in May 2015.  That same year,  In Concert for Cambodia received the Prix de Reconnaissance Expérience Asie , awarded to Canadians for outstanding contributions to culture or humanitarian work in Asia.

The Peaceful Children’s Homes were set up privately in 1994 to take in homeless children returning from the refugee camps in Thailand.  Today, they provide a permanent and nurturing environment to children and youth who have been abandoned, orphaned, rescued from the street, from domestic violence or from human trafficking.  The Homes emphasize education, self-reliance and ethics. 

Since 2006, IC4C has raised almost $60,000 for the nutritional, health and educational needs of the children and young people at the Homes. In terms of tangible results, IC4C has facilitated emergency medical care for the children,  promoted self-reliance in food and agriculture, and even provided solar panels for electricity.  IC4C has also supported the university studies of four outstanding young Cambodians from the Homes, including a young female student studying law. At the same time, IC4C support to the Homes has created a meaningful link between Ottawa youth and their counterparts in a country facing severe development challenges.

We encourage you to support this worthwhile cause, by purchasing concert tickets or through online donations (by clicking on the “donate” button below).

The IC4C musicians are also available to perform at private or professional functions in Ottawa and Montreal.  Please contact us if this is of interest to you, your business or organization.

Certaines informations sur notre siteweb sont disponibles en francais.  Nous travaillons actuellement sur un siteweb français. Un grand merci à nos collaborateurs francophones,
Nicolas Côté et Antoine Côté!

Click here to watch a video capturing the highlights of the IC4C 2016 Tenth Anniversary concert, filmed by our friends from Khemara in Montreal!

Fondé en 2006, En concert pour le Cambodge (IC4C) est une initiative de jeunes musiciens talentueux de la région de l’Outaouais qui viennent en aide, par la musique, aux Foyers des enfants de la paix au Cambodge. La Mécène honoraire est la célèbre pianiste canadienne, Janina Fialkowska, O.C. Le Coordinateur de la jeunesse pour IC4C est Kyle Burghout (B.Mus, Université d’Ottawa, 2015), un violoniste fort doué de 22 ans.   En 2015, Kyle a emporté, à New York, le Concours de musique traditionnelle irlandaise pour l’Amérique du nord orientale. La même année, En concert pour le Cambodge a reçu le Prix de reconnaissance “Expérience Asie”, offert aux Canadiens qui contribuent de façon exceptionnelle à la culture ou au travail humanitaire en Asie. En plus des concerts publiques, les musiciens jouent aux évènements privés ou professionnels à Ottawa et à Montréal. (Contactez-nous svp si cela vous intéresse.)

Les Foyers des enfants de la paix furent établis de façon privée en 1994 pour accueillir des enfants sans famille qui rentraient de camps de réfugiés en Thaïlande. Aujourd’hui, ils offrent un foyer permanent à une centaine d’enfants et de jeunes qui ont été abandonnés, rendus orphelins, secourus de la rue ou du trafic humain.

Depuis 2006, IC4C a récolté plus de $56,500 pour les besoins nutritionnels, de santé et d’éducation des enfants et des jeunes aux Foyers. Entre autre, IC4C a financé des soins médicaux d’urgence, fourni des panneaux solaires, et soutenu l’auto-suffisance agricole. IC4C a aussi aidé à financer les études universitaires de trois jeunes Cambodgiens fort doués issus des Foyers, et a facilité les études en droit d’une jeune étudiante. En même temps, IC4C a crée un lien important entre des jeunes de l’Outaouais et leurs homologues dans ce pays en voie de développement. IC4C a même fourni un bénévole pour aider sur place.

Nous vous encourageons chaleureusement à appuyer nos efforts en faisant des dons en ligne (cliquez sur le bouton ci-dessous) et en participant à nos concerts de levée de fonds.