In Memoriam: Fr. Benildus Ma. Maramba, OSB

Fr, Maramba

PTGPFI announces the passing away of its former President and Adviser, Fr. Benildus Ma. Maramba, OSB at age 84. Fr. Maramba was PTGPFI President from (2004-2010). Since 2005, he spearheaded the yearly piano competition that has produced “PTGP Babies,” who are now successful musicians. With all sadness, let us pray for the repose of the soul of our beloved Fr. Maramba.


Wake and Funeral Schedule of +Fr. Benildus Ma. Maramba, OSB

  • July 14-17, 2020, Our Lady of Montserrat Abbey
    • Lauds and Conventual Mass: 6:30 AM
    • Mass for the Dead: 7:00 PM
    • General Viewing: 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (please wear face masks and observe social distancing)
    • Office of the Dead: July 17
    • Funeral Mass: July 18 at 10:00 AM.
      • For Family ONLY but we encourage you to join us through livestream in Facebook: Montserrat Manila. Thank you

PTGPFI Webinar Series

There will be a two-part online seminar series hosted by the PTGPFI.

The first will be on 7 June 2020, 4:00 PM, by Mr. Anthony Say, entitled “Distance Learning: The New Challenge for Private Piano Teachers”.


The second will be on 14 June 2020, 4:00 PM, by Ms. Irene Bennett, entitled “The Piano Teacher’s New Normal: Tools and Tips to Help You Teach Online”.


    • 200 PHP for ONE Session
    • 300 PHP for BOTH Sessions

See you! and Stay Safe!


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Due to the recent developments of the COVID-19 and the lockdown of Metro Manila issued by the President, the final round of the PTGPFI-Lyric Piano Competition for Young Artists is postponed until further notice. This is to ensure the safety of the participants and their family, the jurors, the competition committee, and everyone involved in this competition.

Let us all stay safe.


Opt 2_inverted color WITHOUT JURORS

These are the finalists for the PTGPFI-Lyric Piano Competition:

In no specific order:


  1. GAW, Ella
  2. HE, Bingxi
  3. SIY, Camryn
  4. TSAI, Angelmay
  5. ZHANG, Moyi


  1. ABABON, Iris
  2. LI, Catherine
  3. MAGBOO, Benedict
  4. MONTEBON, Zion
  5. PU, Su


  1. ANG, Hansel Harel
  2. AVE, Jeremy
  3. BARACOL, Aidan
  4. CHEONG, Gregory
  5. IBON, Reuben

CONGRATULATIONS AND SEE YOU AT THE FINAL ROUND! (29 March 2020, at Consunji Theather, UP Diliman, Quezon City)


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The Semi-Finals of the PTGPFI-Lyric Piano Competition will be at Maybank Performing Arts Theater, 26th Street, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

The following schedule will be observed:

  • 7:30 AM – CALL TIME for Category A and B Participants
  • 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM – TESTING OF PIANO for Category A Participants (4 Minutes Allotment)
  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM – TESTING OF PIANO for Category B Participants (4 Minutes Allotment)
  • 9:00 AM – COMPETITION PROPER (Category A and B)
  • 10:00 AM – CALL TIME for Category C Participants / BREAK
  • ~11:00 AM – COMPETITION PROPER (Category C)

IMPORTANT!! Please provide THREE (3) copies of the score (in a brown envelope with your name written) of the piece that you will be performing for this round. DO NOT PUT ANY IDENTIFYING MARKS ON THE SCORE. Provide only the movement of the Sonata that you will perform and the Romantic/Modern piece (a different piece from the video round).