[Sponsored Article] On December 18, the 2020 Voice Over Cloud (VOC) Online Charity Piano Competition Award-Giving Ceremony and New Year Concert was held. At the event, there was a special guest. Audrey Sung, a 10-year-old pianist from Hong Kong, was the gold medal winner of the competition as well as the only gold-medal winning child spokesperson of the charity event. Committed to helping to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, Audrey joined forces with China’s anti-pandemic expert Zhang Wenhong to deliver love and a sense of hope to the world. The young pianist’s superb piano-playing skills and her commitment to giving back society have won widespread recognition. The global online competition was organised by numerous world-renowned pianists to unite people to fight the pandemic, and get across some positive messages. It was one of the few world-class piano competitions held since the pandemic began. Over 100 master pianists from different countries were invited to be judges and advisors. The competition attracted nearly 20,000 participants including many outstanding players. Audrey, a Primary Six student at Harrow International School Hong Kong, was one of the young contestants. Her distinguished piano skills won her the top award and her commitment to giving back to society made her the only gold-medal winning child spokesperson of the contest. The event was held at the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine under the theme “The World United; Music Without Boundaries”. Clad in a red dress, Audrey played a toccata on stage. Her fingers moved fast and effortlessly over the keys. The captivating performance won rapturous applause from the audience. What followed were the equally wonderful music performances of piano teacher Jacqueline Tang Beihua, operatic soprano Huang Ying, Xu Jianguang, president of Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and the quartet of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. A touching moment came when Professor Zhang, a well-known specialist with the Department of Infectious Diseases at Huashan Hospital of Fudan University, offered his words of encouragement via a video. He said: “This competition is not only a grand event for the participants and audience but also for frontline medical workers and their families, and students affected by the pandemic. In the new year, let us heal ourselves with music!” His speech was accompanied by music played by Audrey. The collaboration of the duo touched the hearts of many. Towards the end of the show, some 100 children sang Ode to Joy online and offline via cloud music, bringing the show to a climax. An aspiring world-class pianist with superb skills Aged only 10, Audrey is already a rising star in the international music scene. Audrey started learning the piano at age six. Her exceptional talent made her stand out among children in her age group. In 2017, she won the second prize at the 4th Hong Kong Asia-Pacific Youth Piano Competition. At the Hong Kong Youth Piano Competition that year, she secured the champion title in her age group and first runner-up in the mixed age group. In 2018, she won the first prize at the 5th Hong Kong Asia-Pacific Youth Piano Competition and second prize (mixed age) at the Hong Kong Youth Piano Competition. In 2019, she scooped the gold medal (youth) at the Pacific Rim International Music Festival and Grand Prize of the P. I. Tchaikovsky Memorial Award (children) at the International Music Competition for Young Pianists. Audrey aspires to be a pianist. Her medium-term goal is to go to the Juilliard School in the US. She normally practises at least four hours a day and, during holidays, more than eight hours. Since a young age, she has been studying under internationally acclaimed master teachers. Today, she is a student of famed pianist Liu Shikun. A young philanthropist committed to charitable causes Audrey is a humanist, too. Every time she takes a plane, she makes some small donations to charity groups. She often participates in fund-raising events. On every birthday, she makes sure to do some good deeds. She is committed to making use of what she has achieved to give back to society. She wants to be a role model for other young people. In February 2020, when Hong Kong was hit by an outbreak of the coronavirus, Audrey donated HK$360,000 to charity groups to help elderly people and children with special needs to fight the epidemic. The money consisted of what she had earned from her performances and her entire Chinese New Year red packet money. Her generous move made her the youngest philanthropist to have made donations in the health crisis.