Gifted Filipino cellist Antoni Josef Inacay is set to wow the audience of the third and final installment of the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Special Concert Series.
The concert will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater) at 7:30 PM.
He will be playing Beethoven’s "Sonata for Cello "and "Piano No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69;" Debussy’s "Sonata for Cello and Piano"; and Brahms’ "Sonata for Cello and Piano No. 2 in F Major, Op. 99."
Joining him is pianist Mary Anne Espina.
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ABOUT ANTONI JOSEF INACAY. Praised for his “lush, exuberant tones” and “ravishing lyrical moments,” Inacay completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello at the St. Scholastica’s College Manila.
He was taught under the tutelage of Wilfredo Pasamba and Renato Lucas, through a full scholarship granted by the Battig Foundation.
While pursuing his degree, he became a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra during its 2001 and 2002 tours to several Asian countries.
In 2005, he won the top prize in the National Music Competitions for Young Artists.
He joined the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble Workshop in Thailand in 2005 and 2008.
Upon graduating, he had already established a busy career as a cellist.
An active chamber musician, he collaborated with pianists Christine Coyiuto, Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz, Mary Anne Espina, and Greg Zuniega; violinist Gina Medina; and the Clarion Chamber Ensemble.
He is also the principal cellist of the Manila Symphony Orchestra since 2003.
While enrolled in the studio of Rhonda Rider at The Boston Conservatory, where he recently finished his Master of Music degree in Cello Performance, Inacay became a member of the Boston Conservatory Honors Quartet.
He also participated in music festivals such as the Cellofest at the Texas Christian University, The Cello Seminar of Music at Salem, The Apple Hill Center for Chamber Music, and the Bowdoin International Music Festival.
Inacay also played in masterclasses by Klaus Kanggiesser, Claudio Bohorquez, David Pereira, Andres Diaz, Christopher Adkins, Bion Tsang, Peter Howard, Steven Doane, Yehuda Hanani, Jorja Fleezanis, the Apple Hill String Quartet, and the Jupiter String Quartet.
Armed with a passion to further express the cello's versatility, Inacay helped form and establish an experimental-alternative-rock band called Silent Sanctuary, where he plays the cello and electric cello.