CCP stages ‘Special Concert Series’ for 2022

Soprano Stefanie Quintin

Soprano Stefanie Quintin

Guitarist Ivar Fojas

Guitarist Ivar Fojas

Trombonist Ricson Poonin

Trombonist Ricson Poonin

THE Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) presents the “Special Concert Series,” a series of solo concerts by eminent Filipino musicians on September, October, and November 2022, 7:30 p.m. at the CCP Tanghalang Ignacio Gimenez (Black Box Theater).

Stefanie Quintin, a soprano with “a voice with remarkable flexibility and a truly commanding musical presence,” starts the series off on September 7. She will perform music from the Renaissance to the present day and includes several world premieres in her repertoire.

Among Quintin's many accomplishments is the premier performance of works by such composers as Dr. Ramon Santos, the Philippine National Artist for Music, and the American composer Eli Marshall. She has given solo performances at the AsiaEurope New Music Festival in Vietnam, the Yilan International Arts Festival in Taiwan, the soundSCAPE Festival in Italy, the Baroque Festival in Singapore, and the International Bamboo Organ Festival in the United States (for the Philippines).

The second concert in the series features trombonist Ricson Poonin on October 12. As a soloist, Poonin is noted for exhibiting his signature musicality, sound technique and adaptability.

Poonin graduated from the UST in 2009 with a Bachelor of Music, Trombone Performance Major. He won first place in the UST solo competition and the National Music Competition for Young Artists Solo Category C.

Finally, guitarist Ivar Fojas will be featured on November 16. Fojas is a Fulbright scholar who, in 2011, earned a doctorate from the University of Arizona's acclaimed Bolton Guitar Studies Program.

Prior to beginning his Ph.D. studies, Fojas was a busy performer who gave solo recitals and was a featured soloist with orchestras such as the Manila Symphony Orchestra and Peace Philharmonic Philippines. He has participated in master workshops given by classical guitar greats.

Beyond simply performing, each artist will share their skills and knowledge with selected participants in Master Classes. For those who want to be part of the Masterclass, call the CCP Artist Training Division at 8832-1125 loc. 1605 or email [email protected]

For more information about the event, follow the official CCP social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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