Finalists of the 3rd Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition:
(L-R standing) Irene Lee (Category 2 – ages 12 to 14); Jet Chong, Carlos Cornelio and Moriah Ongchoco (Category 3 – ages 15 to 17);
(L-R seated) Hansel Ang and Andrea Versoza of Category 2 (ages 12 to 14)
Steinway Boutique Manila, in partnership with BDO Private Bank, is proud to present the 3rd Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition where young pianists aged 17 and below gather in an evening of music. This year, the Philippines sees six young national finalists: Hansel Harel Ang, Irene Lee, and Andrea Bernadette Verzosa for Category 2 (ages 12 to 14); and Jet Stephen Chong, Carlos Raphael Cornelio, and Moriah Ongchoco for Category 3 (ages 15 to 17).
After the evening’s performances, only one will be selected by a panel of internationally acclaimed judges as the Philippine representative to the Steinway Regional Finals Asia Pacific, and will be hailed as the grand prize winner. From there, the winner will further compete with the representatives of participating countries—Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore,South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam—for a spot at the International Steinway Festival in Hamburg, Germany.
Nathan John Torento, national winner of the 2014 Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition says, “I am greatly thankful to Steinway for providing us young pianists and our families with such wonderful opportunities.The Steinway Youth Piano Competition was truly a life-changing and eye-opening experience for me; not only was I able to join a real international competition for the first time, but I was also able to make a whole new set of friends … I cannot express how grateful I am to have been part of this competition.”
The International Steinway Festival was created in 1987 and is now being held every two years in Hamburg, where Steinway & Sons pianos are built. The festival was envisioned as a non-competitive concert that celebrates musical excellence, the fostering of musical community, and the nurturing of young pianists in the formative stages of their careers.
The 3rd Philippine Steinway Youth Piano Competition will be held on May 21, 2016 (Saturday), 6 pm, at the BDO Francisco Santiago Hall, Mezzanine Floor, BDO Corporate Center, South Tower, 7899 Makati Avenue, Makati City. Tickets are available at Steinway Boutique Manila, 6750 Ayala Avenue, Makati City. For inquiries, you may call +632 892 7508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Steinway Boutique Manila
Steinway Boutique Manila is the exclusive dealer of Steinway & Sons pianos in the Philippines. Located at the ground level of the 6750 Retail Arcade, Ayala Avenue, Makati City, the Steinway Boutique Manila presents a collection of Steinway & Sons pianos, including Steinway-designed Boston and Essex.
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