Winners of the Beethoven and Beyond Online Competition

Congratulations to all the winners of the recently concluded Online Piano Competition 2021: Beethoven and Beyond! Below are the winners

  • Category A1
    • 1st Prize: John Elijah Bendicion
    • 2nd Prize: Ella Gabrielle Gaw
    • 3rd Prize: Showne Yin
    • Honorable Mention: Julia Laureen Pacis
    • Best in Contest Piece: Ella Gabrielle Gaw
  • Category A2
    • 1st Prize: Caitlyn Stephanie Yu
    • 2nd Prize: Angelmay Tsai
    • 3rd Prize: William Matthew Lim
    • Honorable Mention: Kayleigh Claire So
    • Best in Contest Piece: Christan Brandon Garcia
  • Category B1
    • 1st Prize: Aidan Ezra Baracol
    • 2nd Prize: Zion Montebon
    • 3rd Prize: Catherine Li
    • Honorable Mention: Antonio Souster
  • Category C
    • 2nd Prize: Michael Angelo Valenciano
    • 3rd Prize: Jason Matthew Tung
    • 3rd Prize: Denzel Abarquez
    • Honorable Mention: John Paul Mendoza

The jury has also selected John Elijah Bendicion (Category A1) and Aidan Ezra Baracol (Category B1) for a Special Jury Prize.

Congratulations to all the winners!


The following pianists will be moving on to the Final Round (in alphabetical order):

    • BENDICION, John Elijah
    • ESTOCADA, Thea Angela
    • GAW, Ella Gabrielle
    • PACIS, Julia Laureen
    • TAN, Lashauna Kaitlin
    • TAN, Leanna Kristin
    • UYKING, Johanna Blair
    • YIN, Showne
    • GARCIA, Christian Brandon
    • LIM, William Matthew
    • SO, Kayleigh Claire
    • TSAI, Angelmay
    • YU, Caitlyn Stephanie
    • BARACOL, Aidan Ezra
    • LI, Catherine
    • MONTEBON, Zion
    • SOUSTER, Antonio
    • ABARQUEZ, Denzel
    • ILAN, Laarni
    • MENDOZA, John Paul
    • TUNG, Jason
    • VALENCIANO, Michael


The deadline for the submission of videos will be on 24 April 2021 (Saturday) at 7:00 PM.




Forte@40 was a successful fundraising concert held last November 18, 2012. It celebrated PTGP’s 40th Founding Anniversary by featuring pianists ages 8 to 80 playing on 40 pianos at the CCP Main Theater.

Next year, PTGPFI will celebrate its 50th anniversary. We are proud to launch our anniversary concert: FORTISSIMO AT 50!

PTGPFI is pushing its limits as the concert will feature a whopping 50 pianos at its grand stage! New pieces will be arranged and debuted at this historic concert.

This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for pianists of all ages to learn about piano pedagogy and ensemble playing. It is also an opportunity to collaborate with fellow pianists and teachers. Our participants from the forte@40 concert surely enjoyed meeting new people. This is your chance to meet new friends!

We are now accepting applications for Fortissimo at 50! Kindly register on the links below:

We look forward to seeing and collaborating with you very soon!

For more information on PTGPFI’s upcoming activities, visit or like its official Facebook page at You may also follow its Instagram page at @ptgpfoundationinc.40.


The schedule for the 2021 Beethoven and Beyond Online Piano Festival will be as follows:

  • 27 March (Saturday)
    • Program 1, 7 PM
  • 28 March (Sunday)
    • Program 2, 4 PM
    • Program 3, 7 PM
  • 4 April (Sunday)
    • Program 4, 4 PM
    • Program 5, 7 PM

Invite all your friends and loved ones to the first ever online Piano Festival by the PTGPFI, to be aired on our Facebook Page.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Beethoven and Beyond Piano Festival: Old Participants List & Membership Advisory

For teachers who had their students to audition last December 2019 and January 2020, you may check THIS LIST.

If you wish to check their previous pieces, please refer to THESE FILES. Refer to the program number on the students list above.

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The Membership Fee will be in effect on 1 March 2021, and is as follows:

  • Lifetime Membership: 5,000 PHP
  • ANNUAL Membership: 1,000 PHP
    • The payments for this type of membership is non-cumulative.

Beethoven and Beyond 2021: Piano Competition Guidelines

The Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines Foundation, Inc. is hosting this Piano Competition aimed for pianists under 30 years of age in FIVE (5) categories to commemorate the 250th Birth Anniversary of Ludwig van Beethoven, a central image in all of Western Music.

Initially, this was scheduled for September 2020. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic that brought the world to a standstill in mid-March 2020, PTGPFI delayed its implementation. Now, it will be done virtually this April-May 2021.

The guidelines for the piano competition have been finalized. Please see the document below.

For any inquiries, send an email to with the subject COMPETITION INQUIRY.

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