Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Hit and Run

On Saturday the 7th of February, Iggy Kim, an outstanding young violinist studying at the Sydney Conservatorium was run down and left for dead by a callous Sydney motorist. Iggy suffered massive head injuries when he was thrown from his bicycle onto the windscreen and roof of a parked car, then to the roadway. A plastic surgeon has made considerable progress in repairing serious fractures to Iggy’s upper and lower jaws, as well as to extensive injuries to his lips, face and mouth.

To raise the required funds in order to relieve Iggy’s suffering and to ensure his brilliant future, Iggy’s friends and colleagues have rallied together to establish the Iggy Kim Benefit. The Benefit aims to raise funds for his treatment with a large raffle and a gala concert at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music at 7.30pm on Thursday 23rd April. The Dean of the Conservatorium, Dr. Kim Walker, shocked at Iggy's terrible injuries, has kindly offered the Verbrugghen Hall for the Concert. More than 100 outstanding musicians have already volunteered to perform or to assist with the Concert. It will feature an Orchestra, Chamber ensembles and soloists from the volunteer concert performers, staff and students of the Conservatorium and one or more significant community music ensembles. If you have not been to the Con since its extensive rebuilding was completed then this is the evening to see the spectacular results of the work and to help a worthy effort at the same time. Thursday 23 April from 7.30pm.

Map and directions

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

Iggy's accident is terrible, every cyclist's nightmare.

The concert is heartwarming, what a beautiful testament to the other side of humanity.

Best wishes for Iggy's full recovery!