Young Pianists Spice Up Pasinaya 2014; PTGP Now On Youtube

Six young pianists under the tutelage of PTGP members performed during the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Pasinaya Open House Festival held on March 16, 2014 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino Theater – the venue for most of the festival’s music events.

The young pianists of PTGP during Pasinaya 2014. Photo credit: Mr. Anthony Say

The young pianists of PTGP during Pasinaya 2014. Photo credit: Mr. Anthony Say

Taking the stage by pairs, the young pianists performed ensemble pieces specially written for two pianos.

Ma. Nicole Gayle Cuevas, a student of Mita Fernandez, and Gabriel Allan Paguirigan, a student of Luci Magalit, performed the fast movements (Vif and Brasiliera) of Darius Milhaud’s Scaramouche. They were the Category C 2nd prize winners of the first PTGP piano ensemble competition.

They were followed by Denise Faith See and Jet Stephen Chong, both students of Anthony Say, with their own rendition of Taiwanese Rhapsody by Huang Huang.

Brothers Juan Paolo Panagsagan and Miguel Lorenzo Panagsagan, students of Carolyn Cheng and Carmencita Guanzon-Arambulo, respectively, capped off the show with Michael Cox’s Grand Perpetual Motion Waltz. They were the top prize winners of PTGP’s 2013 piano ensemble competition, Category C.

Now in its 10th year, Pasinaya is the country’s “largest one-day, multi-arts festival” and is hosted  by the Cultural Center of the Philippines. This year’s festival is themed “Pasinaya 2014 goes the extra mile” and amps up the usual fare by expanding to other cultural institutions within CCP’s proximity including National Museum, Museo Pambata, Bahay Tsinoy, Metropolitan Museum of Manila, Casa Manila, 1335 Mabini Gallery, and National Commission for Culture and the Arts Gallery.

PTGP Foundation, Inc. is now on YouTube

The PTGP Foundation now has a YouTube channel! Catch the latest video updates of performances by PTGP members and their respective students by visiting and subscribing at

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