Education:

Vienna, Austria: Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst

                          (Academy for Music and the Performing Arts)

Eugene, Oregon: Oregon Bach Festival Master Class in Choral and Orchestral Conducting

 

Manila, Philippines: Asian Institute of Liturgy and Music

                               Choral and Orchestral Conducting

                     University of the Philippines Conservatory of Music

 

    *Awarded a full scholarship grant for all institutions attended

Teachers:

                            Violin

Rainer Kuechl

        Concertmaster of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Hertha Binder

        one of Vienna Music Academy’s top violin professor

Wolfgang Poduschka

        Concertmaster of the Vienna State Opera Orchestra

Sergio Esmilla, Music Director, Manila Symphony Orchestra

    Chairman, Strings Department, University of the Philippines   

     Conservatory of Music

Gilopez Kabayao, Conductor, Manila Symphony Orchestra

      2nd Prize at the International Violin Competition

      Academia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Rome

Timo Holopainen, Principal Second Violin,

       Tapiola Sinfonietta, Finland         

 

                         Chamber Music/Conducting

Christoph Poppen, Professor

        Hanns Eisler Hochschule für Musik, Berlin, Germany

 Stefan Jess-Kropfitsch, Chamber Music

        Cellist, Jess Trio of Vienna, Austria              

Lorenzo Palomo, Chief Conductor

         Valencia Symphony Orchestra, Spain   

Thomas Somerville, Artistic Director, Los Angeles Bach Festival

Helmuth Rilling, Artistic Director

         Internationale Bachakademie, Germany

Martin Behrmann, Choral Conductor

          Berlin School of Music, Germany

 

Languages Spoken:

       English, German, Tagalog, Cebuano, basic Spanish

 

Performance History:

                   Orchestra Member:

 Vienna: Tonkuensler Kammerorchester, Wiener Symphonisches Orchestra, Neideroestereichisches Jugend Philharmonic, Theater Baden bei Wien Orchestras

    Venues: Musikvereinsaal

 

Finland: La Tempesta Chamber Orchestra with conductor Tetsuji Honna

     Venues: Kirkonkylän koulun sali, Tyrnävä and Helsingen  

       Yliopiston juhlasali, Helsinki, Finland

          

Japan: Tokushima Bunri University Orchestra

    Venues: Tokushima, Kyoto, and Osaka

 

United States of America:

 Walla Walla Symphony Orchestra with conductor Yaacov Bergman

          Venue: Cordiner Church, Whitman College and Walla Walla University Church, WWU Campus 

          

Beaverton Chamber Symphony with conductor Travis Hutton

          Venues: Oak Hills Christian Reformed Church and Village Baptist Church

           

Starlight Symphony with conductor Allan Halbert

           Venue: Tualatin Presbyterian Church

                            

                                         Soloist:

Manila:

Manila Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sergio Esmilla, Jr.

         Venue: Francisco Santiago Hall, PCIBank Towers, Makati City, Philippines

         Repertoire:

     Mozart’s Violin Concerti No. 4 in D Major and No. 5 in A Major

     Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto

 

Cebu: Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Basilio Manalo

Venue: Cebu Coliseum, Cebu City, Philippines

Repertoire: Vivaldi’s Spring from the Four Seasons

             Concertmaster:

Manila: Manila Symphony Orchestra

               (Asia’s First Orchestra)

         Conductors: Sergio Esmilla, Jr., Helen Quach,

              Lorenzo Palomo, Garrit Nair, and Robert Feist

         Venue: Manila Metropolitan Theater, Manila, Philippines

         

          Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia:

Philippine Youth Orchestra Asian Music Camps and Concert Tour

              

                        Chamber Musician:

Vienna and Cebu: Violin-Piano

Venues: Philippine Embassy in Vienna, Austria,

PBS Music Festival, Cebu, Philippines

St. Charles Borromeo Chapel, Cebu, Philippines

 

Cebu: Violin Trio

Venue: PBS Music Festival, Cebu, Philippines

 Marriott Hotel, Shangri-la’s Mactan Island Resort

 

Manila: Manila Symphony Orchestra String Quartet

Venues: Cultural Center of the Philippines

               Manila Metropolitan Theater

            Francisco Santiago Hall, PCIBank Towers, Philippines

 

Teaching History:

Portland Metro Area:

        Violin Teacher, Rodel Flores Violin Studio, offering individual and group violin lessons

        Organizer of quarterly violin recitals and outreach concerts at different community venues

        Regular contributor of violin lessons and performances to benefit nonprofits and schools such as:

Tualatin Heritage Center, Tualatin Library Foundation, Optimist Club of Lloyd Center, Mitch Charter School,

Hazelbrook Middle School, and Filipino-American National Historical Society of Oregon and SW Washington

 

Recent Performances:

 July 2011                Summer Strings Chamber Music Sessions

                                           and Community Concert

 June 2011               Starlight Symphony Summer Delights

 December 2010        Holiday Strings Violin Recital

 November 2010        Beaverton Symphony Orchestra

                                         Season of Change

 June 2010               Summer Strings Violin Recital

 May 2010                A Musical Concert Featuring

                           A Violin-Piano Duet with guest vocalists

 April 2010               Cebu Youth Symphony Orchestra

                                         Symphony in Motion

 February 2010         Beaverton Chamber Symphony Concert