On May 10th, Roman Oryschuk and Nathalie Roberge, the president and the director of the evenko foundation surprised a group of Montmartre elementary school students with 29 brand new violins adapted to their size to make their learning process easier and more fun!
This $30 000 donation is like a dream for Annie Perron, who started the lunch-time childcare violin program a few years ago to give a chance to Montmartre students to learn music after benefiting from music education herself when she was young :
“This donation will allow the continuation of the project for years to come and will also give access to violin classes to more than 70 kids next year, compared to 40 students now. Giving them access to quality instruments will also allow them to progress much easier and faster! And have more fun!”, she revealed.
"We were immediately charmed by Annie Perron’s project and her devotion towards the children. Music education was an important part of her education and she wants to allow those students to have access to those benefits!" - Nathalie Roberge, director or the evenko foundation.
After the instrument donation, the violinist Angèle Dubeau surprised the students and shared stories about her musical path starting from a very young age including examples of perseverance, open-mindedness and generosity.
Thank you Angèle Dubeau for touching the kid’s heart (and the heart of all the grown-ups in the room!) with your authenticity and kindness.
Roman Oryschuk, president of the evenko foundation.