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September 22, 2011

MEN WITH GUITARS AT CCP


TOP prize winners of the 2011 Philippine International Guitar Competition, Fiipino guitarists Arthur Erskine M. Basilio and Ramoncito B. Carpio perform in a concert billed as Men With Guitars on September 28, 2011; 7:30 PM at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).

Program includes Mario Castelnuovo Tedesco's Capricco Diabolico, William Walton's Bagatelle No.3 (alla Cubana) and Bagatelle No. 1 (Allegro), Heitor Villa-Lobos's Etude No. 7, 3 Jazz Pieces (featuring Chick Corea's Spain, Pat Metheny's Letter from Home, Antonio Carlos Jobim's One Note Samba), Francis Kleynjans' Dawn of the final day (A L'aube du dernier jour), Francisco Tarrega's Fantasia on themes from “La Traviata", Johann Sebastian Bach's Allegro Assai from Violin Sonata No.3, Johann Kaspar Mertz's Variation Mignonnes, Maximo Pujol's Elegia por la Muerte de un Tanguero, Philip Houghton's Stele, and Manuel de Falla's La Vida Breve, among other pieces.

Monching Carpio won the top prize in the 2011 Philippine International Guitar Competition, 3rd Prize in the 2011 Singapore International Guitar Competition, 3rd Prize in the 2010 Bangkok International Guitar Competition and 2nd Prize at the 2009 NAMCYA (National Music Competitions for Young Artists) Guitar Category C. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree, major in Guitar at the University of the Philippines College of Music, under the tutelage of Prof. Lester Demetillo. He has concertized around the Philippines and in Thailand, both as soloist and chamber musician. Monching is a member of the Philippine Guitar Ensemble (PGE). Besides writing music for the guitar, he also writes music for stage plays, short films and websites. He is currently taking his Master of Music degree at the Philippine Women’s University under Prof. Benchito Carino.

Arthur Erskine M. Basilio received the “Best Filipino Guitarist” award at the 2011 Philippine International Guitar Festival and Competition. He also participated and won the UST Guitar competition in Year 2000, and competed in the 2006 NAMCYA Guitar Competition Category C which garnered him the 3rd place. Performance credits include “Concierto de Aranjuez” at the UST museum and a number of performances at the CCP with the UST Guitar Ensemble. Adventurous at heart, he explored different genres of music which led him to new places and experiences - jazz recording, rock and theater music, to name a few. He has fairly become a participant in the local music industry. Erskine is currently a guitar faculty member at the UST Conservatory of Music.

For ticket inquiries, contact the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 or Ticketworld at 891-9999, or call the CCP Music Division at 832-1125 loc. 1604-1605.

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