World-renowned pianist Cecile Licad to perform in Baguio

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WORLD-renowned Filipino pianist Cecile Licad will perform in the City of Pines in a one-night concert featuring an all-Chopin program on Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at the CAP Auditorium, Camp John Hay, Baguio City.

Named “a pianist's pianist” by The New Yorker, Licad’s artistry blends daring musical instinct and superb training.

Her natural talent was honed at the Curtis Institute of Music by three of the greatest performers-pedagogues of our time: Rudolf Serkin, Seymour Lipkin and Mieczyslaw Horszowski.

Licad’s large repertoire as an orchestral soloist spans the classical works of Mozart and Beethoven, the romantic literature of Brahms, Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Schumann and Rachmaninoff, and on to the 20th century compositions of Debussy, Ravel, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Bartok.

Licad has performed in all major music halls and recital halls in the world, performed with all the biggest and most famous orchestras, including the Berliner Philharmoniker, the Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony, London Philharmonic, London Symphony, Bayerisches Rundfunk Orchestra to name a few.

She has collaborated with top conductors including Claudio Abbado, Charles Dutoit, Kurt Masur, Sir Neville Marriner, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Georg Solti, Eugene Ormandy and Mstislav Rostropovich.

She has performed in recitals with Murray Parahia, Peter Serkin, Nadja Salermo-Sonnenberg, Alban Gerhardt, Ben Heppner and Mstislav Rostropovich.

A regular guest of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Guarneri Quartet, Takacs Quartet, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, she has appeared in major summer festivals including the Tanglewood, La Jolla Chamber Music, Santa Fe Chamber Music, the Mostly Mozart in New York and Tokyo and the Great Mountain Music Festival in Korea.

The Baguio program includes the complete Chopin Etudes Op. 10, some mazurkas, nocturnes and scherzos.

For tickets visit Mt. Cloud Bookshop at Casa Vallejo on Upper Session Road or any Musar Music studio at Maharlika Bldg., Lower Session Road, Ecco Bldg., Assumption Road and SM Baguio, lower ground floor.

Or call Ticketworld at 891-9999 or the Cultural Arts Events Organizer at 0918-347-3027, 02-954-0053 and 02-782-7164 or email

Ticket prices are at P2,500, P2,000, P1,500, P1,000 and P500.

Senior discounts of 20 percent and students with ID (50 percent) will be honored. (PR)


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