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June 22, 2011

CCP Calendar of Events - June 2011


Eminent US-based Filipino pianist and pedagogue Reynaldo Reyes performs in an all-Beethoven Sonatas concerts slated at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater) on June 21, July 27 and August 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm.

For the June 21 concert, Reyes will perform Beethoven's Sonata in F minor, opus 2, no.1 (1795), Sonata, quasi una fantasia in E flat Major, opus 27, no.1 (1800-01), Sonata in F # Major, opus 78 (1809), and Sonata in C Major opus 53 (Waldstein), (1803-04).

Currently residing in Maryland, USA, Reyes is a Professor in piano at Towson University. He studied at the University of Santo Tomas’ Conservatory of Music while attending High School at the same time, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music at age 17. He then received a French Government Scholarship to study at the Conservatoire Nationale Superieur de Musique de Paris where he obtained the coveted Premier Prix in Piano. He subsequently received a Philippine Government Scholarship to study at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he obtained his Masters Degree and the Artist Diploma. He has concertized in South America, Central America, Western and Eastern Europe, the Far East and North America.

As the most awarded pianist of the Philippines, Reyes has been a Ten Outstanding Young Men awardee, Ten Outstanding Filipino Overseas awardee by President Marcos, One of the Twenty Outstanding Filipinos of Canada and the US by Fil-American Image Magazine in Washington DC and the Golden Cross Award given by the University of Santo Tomas, the highest award that the University bestows on its alumni. He is the only Filipino musician ever awarded 3 times Musician of the Year by the University of the Philippines. He was a winner in the International Piano competitions in Italy, France and Brazil. For 20 years, he was the official accompanist of the Metropolitan Opera Company Regional Auditions in Washington DC. He has done outreach programs in the Far East, particularly in the Philippines, bringing classical music to areas where people and mostly students have never heard of classical concerts.

For more details, contact the CCP Music Division at 832-1125 loc. 1604-1605.

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