The concert of violinist Jeanne Marquez with pianist Gabriel James Frias at Manila Pianos on Aug. 17, 7 p.m. is dedicated to the late poet Kerima Tariman on her second death anniversary.
Tariman died in Silay City Aug. 20, 2021 at age 42.
Marquez is first prize winner of the 2022 New York Laureate International Music Competition, the New York Young Performers Prize Competition and the 2018 National Music Competition for Young Artists (Namcya).
Last year, she received standing ovations in her concerts at Manila Pianos, University of the Philippines Visayas in Iloilo City and Science City of Muñoz in Nueva Ecija.
Wrote music reviewer John Anthony Estolloso and Miguel Antonio Davao from the Daily Guardian:
“In a nutshell, Jeanne Marquez’s (Iloilo City) performance was exhilarating: she displayed a musical expertise relatively prodigious at her age and an understanding of the violin that is rare among musicians of her generation. The encore pieces reverted to the comfortably familiar—and Ms Marquez and Mr. Paguirigan did not fail to deliver. There was Nicanor Abelardo’s ‘Cavatina,’ a sad, tender composition that just gets more beautiful each time it is performed.”
A recipient of the Aaron Rosand Memorial Award in 2022, Marquez is now on her second year as scholar of the Juilliard School of Music in New York.
The Aug. 17 concert repertoire includes Sarasate’s “Zigeurneweisen,” Paganini’s “Cantabile,” Mozart’s “Sonata in E minor, K. 304” and the complete movements of Wieniawski’s “Violin Concerto No. 2 in D minor.”
Tariman’s last book, “Sa Aking Henerasyon: Mga Tula at Saling Tula,” published by Gantala Press, will be available at the concert venue.
Tickets are priced at P1,000 and P500 with discounts for senior citizens and students. Call tel. 0906-5104270; email [email protected].