Friday, September 19, 2014

The Netherlands-trained double bass player Jiovanni Tabada will be the featured artist of the third and last concert of The CCP Special Concert Series in a rare double bass concert on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino.

The program will feature double bass sonatas and a concerto, a work for three double basses and one for cello and double bass.

Jiovanni Tabada received his basic music training in double bass in 1996 at Salvador and Pilar Sala Foundation, Inc., an orchestra development program initiated in Cebu by concert pianist Ingrid Sala Santamaria. Four years later, he was awarded a full grant to study in one of the best conservatories in Europe, the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, Netherlands.

In 2009, Jiovanni graduated from the Royal Conservatory with a Master of Music degree, major in Double Bass, with distinction. He has performed with the Sinfonia Rotterdam Chamber Orchestra, the Holland Sinfonia, and the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. He now resides in his hometown Cebu, and is contributing to its growing music scene. He is currently the Program Director of Sistemang Pilipino, a program based in Cebu, dedicated to providing world-class music education and performance opportunities for Filipino children and youth, with special focus in those from under-served communities.

His program is as follows: Ellis’ Sonata Op. 42 for unaccompanied Double Bass, Koussevitsky’s Konzert Op. 3, Rossini’s Duetto in D Major for Cello and Double Bass, Hindemith’s Sonata for Double Bass and Piano and Peña’s Suite for Three Double Basses.

Pianist is Michelle Nicolasora, a recent doctoral degree graduate in Collaborative Piano from the University of Memphis under pianist Victor Asuncion. Guest artists include double bassists John Paul Bermudez and Emman Ongleo, and cellist Gerry Gonzalez.

Jiovanni Tabada will give a double bass masterclass on Thursday, September 25, 2014 from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at the MKP Multi-Purpose Hall at the 4th Floor of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

For ticket inquiries, please call Ticketworld at (63 2) 891-9999.

Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) is located at Roxas Blvd. cor. Pablo Ocampo Sr. St., CCP Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila, Philippines

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