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December 10, 2012

Iñaki Etxepare at Instituto Cervantes de Manila

Renowned Spanish cellist Iñaki Etxepare, who has been at the forefront of the European classical scene for the past few years with his groundbreaking work and unmistakable sound, will conduct a free masterclass for young cellists on Monday, December 10, 10am at Instituto Cervantes de Manila.
One of the best-known classical cellist players in Spain, Etxepare received his first violoncello lesson with Jacques Doué in Baiona, France where he obtained the Medaille D’Or and the Prix d'Honneur. He later on broadened his studies in Paris and Barcelona with X.Gagnepain, P. Müller, L. Claret, and M. Tortelier.

Acclaimed by critics and public alike, this Irun-born Spaniard has participated in the Summer Academies of Flaine and Les Arcs, in the French Alps, where he learned from the French professors Roland Pidoux, Cristophe Henkel and the Brazilian Pedro Alcántara, who oriented him in the study of the “Alexander Technique.”

He is a Special Teacher of Violoncello in the Conservatory of his hometown. His performances as a soloist and as a musician of Chamber ensemble often take him to perform in different cities all over the world, New York, Miami, Havana, Athens, Geneva, Barcelona, Bonn, and Manila.

On December 14, 8pm, enjoy an evening of classical music as Etxepare share the charm and timeless quality of the cello with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra at the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) Main Theater.

Presented by the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines and Instituto Cervantes for the 30th season of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, this one-night only musical performance will showcase the Spanish cellist as he share the stage with the most important orchestra of the country under the direction of Maestro Herminigildo Ranera.

Iñaki Etxepare is organized by the Spanish Embassy in the Philippines, Instituto Cervantes de Manila, Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Entrance to both the masterclass and concert are free on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS.

Contact Details:
For more information, please call (63 2) 526-1482.
Instituto Cervantes

855 T.M. Kalaw St., Ermita
Manila, Metro Manila, Philippines

Friday December 14, 2012

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