Richard Ng founded River Arts in 2004 to provide low cost pastoral Chinese two-string (erhu) violin training in Waverley Salvation Army Corp. at High Street Glen Waverley. Its purpose is to develop, disseminate and educate the Chinese folk music and arts heritage in Australia.
7 Melody String was the finest string players of River Arts Inc. to provide in indoor professional string music entertainment from the solo to ensemble music entertainment performance. This is a cross-border amalgamation of Chinese and Western music to promote the East-West exchange music and also to get more Western audience awareness, love and learn the beautiful of Chinese folk music.
Awards and Grants
On 31 July 2013, River Arts Inc. was awarded by Australia’s Ministry of Cultural Organisation as a Cultural Organisation and registered with Australian Cultural Organisation and therefore donation of $2 and above are tax deductible.
Since incorporation, River Arts performing as River Chinese Band and 7 Melody String has been awarded by many arts festival and communities grants by City of Monash, City of Greater Dandenong, City of Casey and Victoria Multicultural Commission to perform more than 30 indoor concerts at various venues.