Sue Song in Italy
Long before there were volumes of research pointing to the healing powers of music, Sue Song understood its remarkable ability to change lives. “I call it bread for the soul and the heart,” says the Old Greenwich-based classical pianist, international performer and recording artist. “[Music] can bring people joy in such a beautiful and simple way.”
It was when the pianist was invited to play for children at an Italian orphanage that Sue first realized her musical gifts could really do more than entertain rapt audiences. “The children responded in such a pure way. Just their joy—the way they loved the music, their smiles—really impacted me.”
Inspired to bring music into the lives of orphaned, disabled and impoverished children worldwide, Sue recently founded the amoris foundation.
Amoris means love and Sue’s long-term goals for her nonprofit include providing musical instruments, professional lessons and endowed performances to children stateside and abroad who might not otherwise have the opportunity to play or hear great music.
“Maybe one or two will go on to become great musicians, but that’s not the point,” says Sue. “It’s really about giving them the gift of music.” By this spring, a first, modest Amoris Foundation grant will underwrite lessons for needy children in Naples, Italy.
Profits from her new CD For Love—Amoris will help support the foundation’s goals. SueSong.com