Two incredibly talented musicians, Alvin (10) and Caitlin (8), electrified the audience in their Believe- Benefit Concert hosted on June 10th, 2018. Their Concert raised a total of $6,400 and all donations go to research focused on discovering the causes of autism at the UCSD Autism Center of Excellence.
Attendees were absolutely amazed at the magnificent performances by the brother and sister duet as they played sensationally difficult and beautiful violin pieces from Vivaldi, Boccherini, Gluck, Raff and Mozart. They played with perfection several long and elegant pieces entirely from memory! It was incredible to witness how such mastery and moving music can be achieved and performed at such a young age. Equally remarkable was how friendly and happy Alvin and Caitlin were, being thoughtful towards each other and fun to talk with. It was obvious how proud their parents, Cindy and John Wang who organized this special concert, were of their children. As Dr. Courchesne listened to Alvin and Caitlin, he was brought back to his childhood, sitting in a peaceful garden and listening to lovely music played by his mother on the viola. He was deeply moved not only by Alvin and Caitlin's music, but also by the incredible generosity and altruism these two siblings displayed in helping children with autism.
The UC San Diego Autism Center of Excellence thanks everyone who kindly donated to the Concert and supported this event. The Center is especially appreciative and grateful for the generous donation from the entire Wang Family!