Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Hailed as “virtuoso-in-the-making,” Gabriel Paguirigan will be performing the music of Liszt, Bach, Haydn, Chopin and Brahms in his first debut performance with the Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation on September 17, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.

A grand prize winner of the 2011 National Music Competition for Young Artists, the Top prizewinner of the 2013 PPO Young Pianists competition, the 2nd prize winner of the 2013 PTGP Piano ensemble Competition, Gabriel received his first formal lesson at a young age of 8 with Ms. Hannah Valdez-Sariego. At the Philippine High School for the Arts, he studied with Prof. Agot Espino, and later with renowned pedagogue Nita Abrogar-Quinto, as one of her last students.

He was featured soloist in PPO’s concert entitled “Classical Champs” featuring National Artists Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) winners, in its season-ender entitled “Mahler’s Fifth;” and in NAMCYA’s 40th anniversary celebration where he performed alongside with his professor Nita Quinto, pianists Pia Balasico and Victor Asuncion. He has been an active participant in various masterclassed held by Albert Tiu, Victor Asuncion, Abelardo Galang, Reynaldo Reyes, Charisse Baldoria, Rolf Dieter Arens, Emilio Peroni to name a few. He is currently a 5th year student at the University of the Philippines Conservatory of Music.

This concert is made possible through partnership with Ayala Museum, NCCA, Friends For the Cultural Concerns of the Philippines, Raintree Group of Restaurants, BusinessWorld, HerWord, Highlife, Lyric Piano and Organ and 98.7 The Master’s Touch.

The “MCOF Young Artists’ Series” is one of Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation (MCOF)’s core programs. The MCOF, established in 1985, has a mission of promoting classical music. Every year the MCO Foundation selects four (4) of the most promising young artists, who are given the endorsement, performance opportunities, and exposure to a wider public. Oftentimes, the recitals of young artists under the MCOF aegis have become the artists’ official debut as performers.

For tickets, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999, the MCO Foundation at (63 2) 750-0768, (63 920) 9540053 or CAEO at (63 2) 782-7164 or (63 918) 347-3027.

Ayala Museum is located at Makati Avenue corner De La Rosa St., Ayala Center, Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines

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