Sing for Hope Co-Founders, Camille Zamora (l) and Monica Yunus (r). Photo: Fay Fox.
Monica Yunus is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. Ms. Yunus has performed with the world’s leading opera companies, including The Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, The Zouk Festival, and in recitals in Spain, Guatemala, and her native Bangladesh. She has been named a 2016 Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum, honored with a 21st Century Leaders Award, as “New Yorker of the Week” by NY1, and named one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. A leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, she has performed and spoken at the Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Skoll World Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the United Nations. The daughter of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus, Ms. Yunus is a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Camille Zamora is the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of Sing for Hope. An internationally acclaimed soprano, she has appeared with collaborators ranging from Plácido Domingo to Sting, with ensembles including London Symphony and Glimmerglass Opera, and in live broadcasts on NPR, BBC Radio, Deutsche Radio and Sirius. A graduate of The Juilliard School, she has been recognized by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and named one of CNN’s Most Intriguing People, NY1’s “New Yorker of the Week” and one of the “Top 50 Americans in Philanthropy” by Town & Country. A regular contributor to The Huffington Post and a leading voice in the “artist as citizen” discussion, Camille has performed and spoken at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit, Skoll World Forum, Aspen Ideas Festival, and the United Nations.
Since 2006, Sing for Hope’s arts outreach programs have brought hope and inspiration to thousands of individuals in under-resourced schools, public hospitals, hospices, veterans’ centers, after-school programs, neighborhood centers, nursing homes, and disability networks. To date, Sing for Hope has partnered with over 250 nonprofit organizations, involved over 3,500 artists in community volunteerism, and placed 338 artist-created Sing for Hope Pianos throughout NYC’s parks and public spaces for everyone to play – a symbol and celebration of art for all.
International recording star Lea Salonga performs at 28 Liberty Plaza on June 6, 2016 at the launch of event of the Sing for Hope Pianos.
On June 6, all 50 Sing for Hope Pianos were displayed on the plaza at 28 Liberty St, courtesy of The Fosun Foundation.
NEW YORK, NY – JUNE 06: An aerial view of the pianos in Liberty Plaza during The 2016 Sing For Hope Pianos launch event on June 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Sing for Hope Pianos )
A Sing for Hope Piano in Times Square. Piano designed by Jordy Lievers-Eaton. Photo by Jessica Stack.
A Sing for Hope Piano at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Photo by Jessica Stack. Piano designed by Marc Evan.
A Sing for Hope Piano in Joyce Kilmer Park in the Bronx, June 2016. (Photo by Jessica Stack)
A Sing for Hope Piano on Literary Walk in Central Park.
Sing for Hope Piano at Brooklyn Bridge Park. Piano designed by Artist Partner Robert Padavano, photo by Jessica Stack.
Sing for Hope Piano in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Piano designed by Artist Partner Robert Padavano
Jon Batiste, bandleader on the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” and Sing for Hope Board Member, plays a Sing for Hope piano in Times Square.
Sing for Hope Artist Partner Adam Kidder paints a piano in the SFH Pianos Studio, 28 Liberty St courtesy of the Fosun Foundation.
Students at PS132Q enjoy a song from their teacher, Ms. Morgan, on their new Sing for Hope Piano designed by artist Christopher Wong
Staff at PS327 accept their new Sing for Hope Piano by artist Shammia McQuaig
Sing for Hope Piano Artist Izabel Lam poses with the piano she designed as it arrives at its new home at Quad Preparatory School in Lower Manhattan
Sing for Hope Artist Partner Sylvana Joyce performs on a piano designed by Adam Kidder, now in its new permanent home at James Madison High School in Brooklyn
Students in Mr. Jonathan Moritz’s music class at K280 get up close and personal with a piano designed by fashion photographer Bruce Weber
Sing for Hope Artist Partner David Chang performs at PS401 Christopher Avenue on a piano designed by artist Evan Lorberbaum
Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School students cut the ribbon on their Sing for Hope Piano painted by Artist Partner Robert Padovano
Students at PS161 happily accept a Sing for Hope Piano created by artist Keith Carollo
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