Awards & Recognitions

2016

Kaleidoscope International Drumming Festival 2016- ‘Percussion Paradise’ in ‘Drumming Nation‘
– Best Group Original Performance (Instrumental) by Hands 1, musical direction by Bernard Goh at the 14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

“After Dark” in Tepak Tari
– Best Music & Sound Design by Jack Wan & Thong Yoong How at the 13th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

2014

Kaleidoscope III – HANDS Drumming Festival, Rhythm of the Heart (November 2014)
– Best Original Composition at the 12th BOH Cameronian Awards

Tchaikovsky On Gamelan (November 2014)
– Best Musical Direction, Best Solo Performance (Instrumental) at the 12th BOH Cameronian Awards

2012

The Next’ (November 2012)
Won 5 out of 5 nominations at the 10th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards:
– Best Solo Performance (Instrumental) : Jimmy Ch’ng for “Chapter 2: Mechanics – The Duet”
– Best Group Performance (Instrumental): Hands Percussion for “Chapter 1: Flesh & Bone”
– Best Original Composition: Jimmy Ch’ng & Jack Wan for “Chapter 2: Mechanics – The Duet”
– Best Musical Direction: Susan Sarah John
– Best Production Values

2011

‘Knocking’ featuring HANDS 1 (August 2011)
Won 4 out of 5 nominations at the 9th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards:
– Best Group Performance (Instrumental): ’Shadows of Gemini’ musical direction by Cross Chin
– Best Solo Performance (Instrumental): Jimmy Ch’ng
– Best Original Composition: Jimmy Ch’ng for ‘Striking Gold’, musical direction by Jimmy Ch’ng
– Best Musical Direction: Bernard Goh

‘RI YUE CHU YIN’ (June 2011)
– Kakiseni Audience Choice Awards for Music at the 9th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

2010

‘Selangor Young Talents’ Awards’ (April 2010)
– Picked up the Performing Arts Award for Music and the overall Grand Award (Anugerah Utama Bakat Muda Selangor) at MBPJ’s Selangor Young Talents’ Awards.

2009

‘Dreams in November’ (November 2009)
– Best Production Values, and Best Musical Direction for Bernard Goh at the 8th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

Dijon, France – ‘Special Award’ (August 2009)
– HANDS received a trophy. We were not part of the International Folkloriada Competition as we were invited as ‘special guest performers’ for the opening. The panel of judges liked our performance so much that they decided to give us a special award, which is a first in the sixty (60) years of this festival’s existence! And it happened on 31 August 2009, our Malaysia National Day!

‘Kaleidoscope – HANDS Drumming Festival’ (June 2009)
– Best Group Performance (Instrumental)
– ‘GENG’ by Hands Gamelan Group at the 8th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards

2008

‘Drum Slices 3′ (July 2008)
– Best Production Value at the 7th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards: ‘Rhythm Ride’

2006

‘Drum Slices’ (June 2006)
Won three awards at the 5th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards:
– Best Group Performance (Instrumental)
– Best Production Value
– Best Original Composition

2004

‘Dialogue in Skin’ (July 2004)
Four nominations at the 9th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards:
– Best Group Performance
– Best Original Composition
– Best Production Value
– Best Musical Direction

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