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Musician Thomas Liauw to be conferred Order of the Star of Italy

Local professional guitarist and music arranger Thomas Liauw will be conferred the Order of the Star of Italy.

SINGAPORE: Local professional guitarist and music arranger Thomas Liauw will be conferred the Order of the Star of Italy.

It is an honorary award bestowed by the Italian President on Italians abroad or foreigners who have achieved particular merit in the promotion of friendship and cooperation between Italy and other countries through facilitating economic, scientific and cultural ties with Italy.

In a statement, the Embassy of Italy in Singapore said Mr Liauw has greatly contributed to the promotion and enhancement of the presence of Italian artists and musicians in Singapore through the collaboration with the Italian Cultural Institute in Singapore since 1995.

Mr Liauw is the director of the Annual International Guitar Festival (Singapore) and Competition.

The award will be conferred by the Ambassador of Italy in Singapore Mr Paolo Crudele on March 7.

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