The Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation’s “Young Artists’ Series 2013” has been launched, with 16-year old violinist and prize winner of the National Music Competition for Young Artists Maria Jelina Llorin Oliva, with collaborating pianist Mary Anne Espina slated to perform on September 5 at 7:00 PM at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. de la Rosa St., Makati City. The repertoire includes: Beethoven’s elegant “Spring Sonata”, Sarasate’s fiery “Introduction and Tarantella”; and Saint-Saens’ fiendish “Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso” to name a few.
Under the tutelage of violinist Gina Medina, Oliva won the first prize in the 2011 National Music Competition for Young Artists that gave her a chance to perform with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Olivier Ochanine. A native of Bicol, she comes from a family of musicians. Her formal training started at the age of 13 at the St. Scholastica’s College of Music under the scholarship of Philippine Research Development for Instrumental Soloists (PREDIS) program and later became the concert master of PREDIS Chamber Orchestra. She was invited by the Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Prof. Arturo Molina to be one of the soloists in its outreach concerts. She was also one of the soloists during the National Orchestra Festival at the Cultural Center Philippines, and has performed at the FILFEST in Alabang, Philamlife Auditorium and Concert at the Park. Most recently, she was invited to perform in a tribute to the violin virtuoso, Carmencita Lozada.
Currently a fourth year high school student of St. Anthony School in Singalong, Manila, Oliva wants to pursue music and hopes to study abroad if given the opportunity. She dreams of bringing pride to our country.
The “MCOF Young Artists’ Series” is one of Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation (MCOF)’s core programs. The MCOF, established in 1985, has a mission of promoting classical music. Every year the MCO Foundation selects four (4) of the most promising young artists, who are given the endorsement, performance opportunities, and exposure to a wider public. Oftentimes, the recitals of young artists under the MCOF aegis have become the artists’ official debut as performers.
This concert marks Oliva’s first major solo concert. The next performers of the series will be Ivan Niccolo Nery, tenor, on September 19, a winner of both the NAMCYA and the Jovita Fuentes Vocal Competitions; Myramae Meneses, soprano, on October 2, a 2012 Aliw Award Nominee for Best Actress in a musical. Ending the series will be 15 year old Matthew Calderon, pianist, on October 16, the sole second prize winner of the first Mozart International in Thailand.
MCOF Young Artists’ Series 2013 is made possible through a special partnership with Ayala Museum, together with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, The BusinessWorld, Lyric Piano, DZFE.FM 98.7 The Master’s Touch, Her Words, Highlife, Development Bank of the Philippines, Sheaffer Fine Pens, National Bookstore and Titania Wine Cellars.
For tickets or for more information, call MCO Secretariat at (+632) 7500768 or (+63) 9209540053; TicketWorld at (+632) 8919999; and COEA at (+632) 7827164 or (+63) 9183473027.