Violinist Dennis Lau is no stranger to FEMALE, but in case you don’t know him, here’s a primer: Ipoh-born Dennis has been playing the violin since he was 8 years old! It’s hard to miss him and his flamboyant phoenix-shaped carbon fibre violin, and why would you? Dennis has a penchant for elaborate performances and energetic shows that highlight the musical talents of Malaysia.
At THE CHOSEN by Dennis Lau & Friends Concert on 29th June 2019 at Mega Star Arena @ Viva Mall, Dennis will perform once again alongside rising stars such as Aisyah Aziz, Jeryl Lee, Dewi Seriestha, Lee Elaine, Jimmy Sax, Dennis Yin, NAMA, Fara Dolhadi and more in a show produced by Jennifer Thompson and musically directed by Aubrey Suwito.
Besides being a celebration of local talent, the concert’s other aim is to benefit the Teach For Malaysia (TFM) education and mentorship program, with a portion of the ticket sales going to Teach For Malaysia! Dennis and fellow performer Fara Dolhadi have been mentoring and training 4 TFM students to help their future music careers. During the concert, these students will also be performing a song specially composed for them by Dennis.
Addressing FEMALE readers in an interview, Dennis said: “I hope they don’t miss out the opportunity to attend the concert. It is 2 and a half hour concert which features 10 very established artists and myself in one arena. You will witness what Malaysian music and talent is all about and and we want to give back to the community and it holds a great future for other people. ”
Regular tickets start from RM99 to RM499, with VIP and VVIP tickets at RM499 and RM999 respectively. For further information and ticket sales, visit www.ticketcharge.com.my or call +603-92228811.
Check out a few of our fave performances from Dennis below:
1. The Journey, The Phoenix Rising Concert
Naming this as his own mort memorable concert, 2016’s The Phoenix Rising Concert saw Dennis perform with 15 other Malaysian artistes.
2. Love Never Felt So Good, FEMALE Cover Model Search Finale
Call us biased, but we think Dennis’ cover of Michael Jackson and Justin Timberlake track at our 2016 Cover Model Search finale party was pretty great too!
3. Summertime, with Zee Avi ft Adam Sang
Not only is this a change from his usual thumping songs, you’ll also get to see Dennis on the piano in the cover of this sultry jazz number with singer-songwriter Zee Avi.
4. Prelude in F Minor with Jimmy Sax, The Phoenix Rising Concert
You get a great look at Dennis’ iconic phoenix violin in this clip, where Dennis performs an instrumental piece for violin and saxophone written by himself.
5. Love Is By Your Side with Michael Leaner, at Tun Dr Mahathir and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah’s Wedding Anniversary
We’re not crying, you’re crying! Okay, we’re crying a little bit. Dennis performs alongside vocalist Michael Leaner as an artist paints a portrait of Tun Dr Mahathir and Tun Dr Siti Hasmah (a violinist herself) for their wedding anniversary. The delighted, touched looks on the happy couple are the cherry on top.