• New concert slated for violin virtuoso

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     Chino Gutierrez

    Chino Gutierrez

    FILIPINO classical violinist Joaquin Maria “Chino” Gutierrez returns to the concert stage on September 12, 7:30 p.m. at the Francisco Santiago Concert Hall in BDO South Tower, Makati City.

    Gutierrez comes fresh from recent triumphant master courses at Kronburg Academy in Germany in early June and at Keshet Eilon in Israel, in late July up to August 14 this year. He also had master classes with renowned Professor Zakhar Bron, mentor of some of the world’s leading classical violinists, in Beijing late last December.

    The 25-year-old, Munich-based Gutierrez will play the following pieces: Ysaye’s Sonata No. 6, Beethoven’s Sonata No. 1, Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Golden Cockerel, Chausson’s Poeme, Gilopez Kabayao’s Introduction & Pandanggo and Wieniawski’s Variations on an Original Theme.

    Accompanying him on the piano is Greg Zuniega.

    Gutierrez has titled his concert Full Circle as it presages his coming participation in the very tough Joseph Joachim International (JJIV) Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany late this September up to October 10.

    Gutierrez was chosen one of 39 participants to compete in five elimination rounds at the JJIV, out of over 200 who sent in their video recordings from around the world. This is the first time that a Filipino will participate in the prestigious JJIV Competition.

    Tickets to this concert are P2,000 and P1000 for orchestra and P800 for balcony. For reservations and tickets, contact 218-1864, 0915-1892998, 897-5239, or 0917 832 5694.

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