Paraguay tourism ambassador and guitarist extraordinaire Berta Rojas will hold her first concert here in the Philippines on May 15 in Manila and May 17 in Metro Cebu.
The Manila concert schedule will be at 8 pm in the Meralco Theater. The concert in Cebu will be at 8 pm in the Marcelo Fernan Hall in Lahug. Organized by Independent Philippine Art Ventures, Inc., and the Arts Council of Cebu Foundation, the Berta Rojas concert is said to be the classical guitar event of the year!
Joining Berta Rojas on the stage are Ramoncito Carpio, the Philippines’ most awarded classic guitarist and Triple Fret, a guitar trio composed of Marga Abejo, Jenny de Vera, and Iqui Vinculado.
Carpio started to play guitar at age 12. He decided to study guitar formally at age 17 at the extension program of the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Music. He earned his Bachelor’s degree under the tutelage of Prof. Lester Demetillo. He took his Master of Music degree at Philippine Women’s University (PWU) School of Music under the guidance of Prof. Benchito Cariño and is pursuing his doctorate in music with Dr. Angelito Agcaoili in the same school.
Triple Fret is an all-women classical-contemporary guitar trio that has captivated the hearts of music lovers all over the Philippines with their refreshing brand of music, performance and love for the classical guitar. Its members, Marga Abejo, Jenny de Vera, and Iqui Vinculado received training in the premiere music schools of the country, namely the University of the Philippines College of Music and the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music. The women have brought the appreciation of the classical guitar throughout the country to new heights.
Berta Rojas will conduct a special MASTER CLASS on May 14, 2014 at the Cedar Room, Richmonde Hotel Ortigas, the official residence of the Berta Rojas concert in Manila.
The master class will be open, free of charge, to six students and enthusiasts that qualify in a transparent and competitive process. Berta Rojas will spend 30 minutes with each participant.
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