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UTP to Organise Red Sonata Fiesta 2018

(24 April 2018)

​Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS (UTP), The Federation of Chinese Associations Malaysia (Huazong) and Kedah Chinese Assembly Hall will once again collaborate to organise the Red Sonata Fiesta 2018 (RSF2018), a Chinese Orchestra competition. 

This was announced by UTP Director of Centre for Student Development Associate Professor Dr Nurlidia Mansor and Huazong Deputy President Datuk Cheng Lai Hock, at a press conference recently.

This year's RSF will be held from 29-30 June at UTP campus in Seri Iskandar Perak, anticipating 5,000 participants.

With the theme "Reminiscing Fall", RSF2018 provides a platform for Chinese orchestra enthusiasts to showcase their talents and skills.  Furthermore, it is an avenue to spark and increase the young generation's interests, especially primary and secondary students, in traditional Chinese music, particularly Chinese Orchestra.


 UTP would like to invite students from the primary, secondary and higher institutions, as well as the public to participate in RSF2018.  The competition is divided into six categories namely Chinese Big Orchestra Competition, Chinese Orchestra Small Chamber Competition, Band Competition, Dance Competition, Choir Competition and Solo Competition.   

Participants also have the opportunity to join Master Class sessions for classical piano, conductor or erhu, and Suona Sharing Session which will be held on July 1.

To register or for more information on the event, participants can visit RSF's website at

At UTP, students are given various opportunities to participate in sports and take part in cultural activities and performing arts.  This is in line with UTP's aim to produce well-rounded graduates, who are not only outstanding in academic but who are also innovative and creative.

UTP's Chinese Orchestra encourages talented young musicians to explore and share their love of Chinese traditional music.  It also seeks to diversify UTP's musical community through orchestral performances and activities.  

Through event like RSF2018, UTP's Chinese Orchestra is set to inspire young people to play music together to bridge cultural and musical differences.​​