‘#galingNAMCYA’ to recognize excellent musical roots

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Accomplished musicians who have proven their brilliance nationally and internationally are set to perform in a concert on July 16 to showcase works by Filipino and foreign composers and raise funds for the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA).

#galingNAMCYA concert features past winners of NAMCYA, the country’s most prestigious music competition for the youth for more than 40 years. It will be staged at the Little Theatre of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP).

The performers include Carlo Antonio Juan (Guitar) Sara Maria Gonzales (Violin), Chirstian Tan (Violin) Kim Carl Mirandilla Ng (Viola), Arnold Josue (Cello) Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano), Luci Magalit (Piano), Myramae Tapia Meneses (Soprano), Antonio Maigue (Flute), Reynato Resureccion, Jr. (Oboe) Ariel Sta. Ana (Clarinet), Adolfo Mendoza (Bassoon), Naomi Sison (Piano) and Jay-ar Mesa (French Horn, guest horn player) who will perform masterpieces of Filipino composers such as Nicanor Abelardo, Bayani M. de Leon, Manuel Velez and Felipe P. de Leon Sr., as well as works of foreign composers such as Ludwig Van Beethoven, Paul Dukas and Felipe Poulenc.

“We are very excited to have these NAMCYA winners perform and show that many of our world-class musicians were shaped by their experiences in NAMCYA,” said Renato Lucas, Secretary General of NAMCYA and who is also a past winner of the competition.


“We titiled the concert ‘#galingNAMCYA’ because we want people to know that these performers came from NAMCYA and that they represent the wealth of talent that NAMCYA attrtacts every year,” added Lucas.

“Before all these talent contests that we see today on TV, there was NAMCYA. It was where excellent musicians were discovered and nurtured to become world-class performers. NAMCYA continues to do that, and we want everyone to know that NAMCYA’s advocacy is to help our youth develop musical excellence and promote Philippine music.”

The concert aims to raise funds to help NAMCYA in its advocacy. Activities include competitions and special performances in November as well as outreach performances, workshops on Philippine music and commissioning new Filipino works.

‘#galingNAMCYA’ is in partnership with CCP and For more information, please call 836-4928 or email namcya@gmail.com.

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