International pianist Monique Duphil returns to Manila to open the 36th season of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (PPO) today, 14 September, 8 p.m. at the CCP Main Theater.
Hailed by critics for her “flawless technique, power and a sound, lively musical imagination,” Duphil is the featured soloist of the PPO season opener under the baton of PPO music director Yoshikazu Fukumura.
Duphil will perform Maurice Ravel’s Concerto in G Major, a piece that was written by the composer for one of Duphil’s very own teachers, the celebrated Marguerite Long. Ravel dedicated this concert to Long and on the first page of the score are the words “A Marguerite Long.”
Duphil considers Long as one of her most important teachers for many years. She was nine years old when she started studying with Long.
The PPO’s 2018-2019 season, its 36th, also marks the Orchestra’s 45th founding anniversary.
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