Monday, November 02, 2015

The Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation marks a milestone this year as it celebrates its 30th year of promoting classical music in the country. With this year’s theme of “Celebrating the Music of Life,” the foundation will present a roster of highly-promising talents in its “Young Artists’ Series” at the Ayala Museum.

One of the young and most talented violists in the country today Rey Casey R. Concepcion will be featured in a rare viola recital on November 5, 2015, Thursday, 7:00 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati City.

Rey Casey is one of the most distinguished violists in the Philippines. He has won numerous high profile music competitions including the First Prize in the 2007 Philippine’s National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) Competition. He participated in the Southeast Asia Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble as assistant concertmaster in 2007, and as principal violist in 2008.

A product of the St. Scholastica’s College of Music, he earned a Bachelor of Music degree, major in Viola Performance in 2011. In 2013, he was invited to conduct a viola workshop and masterclass at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music. He also served as viola technique instructor and chamber music coach for Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) Summer Training Program.

He was also a featured soloist of the MSO. He served as the principal violist of the MSO from 2006 to 2013. He was trained under Monie Medina, Valentino Cad, Arturo Molina and Joseph Esmilla, Jr. He is currently a professor at the St. Scholastica’s College of Music, violist of the NAMCYA winning-ensemble “Quartetto Espressivo,” and member of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

Rey Casey Concepcion

ReyCay will be performing with pianist Greg Zuniega. Concert repertoire includes: Bach’s “Suite no. 1,” Max Bruch’s “Romanze,” Henry Wieniawski’s “Reverie for viola & piano” and Brahms’ heavenly “Viola sonata op. 120 no. 2 in E flat major”.

For ticket inquiries and reservations, please call TicketWorld at (63 2) 891-9999 or MCO Foundation at (63 2) 515-3041, (63 2) 782-7164, (63 920) 954-0053 or (63 918) 3473027.

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

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