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Pianist Aries Caces stuns UP audience


Pianist Aries Caces stunned his listeners in a recent concert presented by the University of the Philippines College of Music at the UP Abelardo Hall.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Oliver Salonga triumphs in Chopin No. 2

VIOLINIST Diomedes Saraza Jr. with Molina during the curtain call. CABUENA

A highly lyrical first movement, a well-nuanced second movement, and a vibrant last movement characterized Oliver Salonga’s interpretation of Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor, Op. 21, with the Manila Symphony Orchestra (MSO) under Arturo Molina at the UP Abelardo Hall last week.

Posted: September 8th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Famed piano maker Steinway sold for $499M

In this Oct. 31, 2011 file photo, an 1877 Steinway grand piano used by Motown artists is seen in a Motown recording studio in Detroit. AP

The famed piano maker Steinway is being sold for $499 million and will be taken private.

Posted: August 14th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Santamaria, Reyes open 23rd Romantic Piano Concerto series in PWU

PIANISTS Ingrid Santamaria and Reynaldo Reyes

Indefatigable duo pianists Ingrid Sala Santamaria and Reynaldo Reyes mesmerized anew their listeners in their 23rd Romantic Piano Concerto Journey recently at the newly installed Recital Hall of the Philippine Women’s University’s (PWU) School of Music.

Posted: July 29th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Pianist Archie Panganiban gives refreshing comeback performance

HIS PLAYING towers above the rather dull piano.

It has been a while since I last heard pianist Jose Artemio “Archie” C. Panganiban III, one of the country’s promising pianists. His long absence in Manila’s concert stage has had to do with the fact that he had to earn graduate studies.

Posted: June 23rd, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

‘An Evening of Flute and Piano Music’ slated June 29

MOTHER-AND-DAUGHTER pianist Cristine Coyiuto and flutist Caitlin Alisa Coyiuto will be joined by flutist Yuko Enomoto (right) in a musical treat at The Chapel of the Forgiving Lord in Tuloy sa Don Bosco, Alabang, on June 29.

Pianist Cristine Coyiuto, her flutist daughter Caitlin Alisa, an d guest flutist Yuko Enomoto will perform in “An Evening of Flute and Piano Music” on June 29, 7 p.m., at the Chapel of the Forgiving Lord, Tuloy Sa Don Bosco Street Children Village, corner Zapote Road and San Jose Village, in Alabang, Muntinlupa City.

Posted: June 16th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

Pianist’s music fails to put tortoises in the mood

French pianist Richard Clayderman plays the piano to Galapagos tortoises Dirk, aged 70, and Polly, in an attempt to put the reptiles in the mood to mate, at London zoo, Thursday Feb. 7, 2013. AP Photo/PA, Lewis Whyld)

No wonder they’re endangered. Galapagos tortoises at London’s zoo lumbered around impassively as famous French pianist Richard Clayderman serenaded them with music from his latest album, “Romantique.”

Posted: February 7th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Young pianist ‘Enzo’ Medel shows promise in long recital

LORENZO “Enzo” B. Medel

Young pianist Lorenzo “Enzo” B. Medel wowed Manila’s music lovers who came in droves to watch his mixed recital recently at Philamlife Theater.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

On a grand scale: 40 pianos, 300 pianists aged 8-80

Mary Ann Espino (right) with student. PHOTOS BY AMADÍS MA. GUERRERO

Eons ago, when we were living in Malate, Manila, having been unceremoniously uprooted from war-torn Ermita, my mother made my sister and I take up the piano. Our teacher was a friend of the family, a mestiza called Ms Barros, whom we called Tita Nena.

Posted: November 4th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

US pianist Raffi Kasparian to perform with son in Paoay recital

AMERICAN pianist Raffi Kasparian and son Roman

American pianist Raffi Kasparian has an unusual reawakening in music.

Posted: July 8th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Ingrid Sala Santamaria donates piano to Sta. Isabel College

PLAYING “Dedication”

Pianist Ingrid Sala Santamaria recently donated a Kawai parlor grand piano to Sta. Isabel College of Music, her alma mater, where she earned her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance in 1962, under Aida S. Gonzalez.

Posted: June 17th, 2012 in Arts and Books,Headlines | Read More »

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