Prize-winning trumpeter Raymond de Leon performs on January 29
Award-winning trumpet player Raymond De Leon, featured artist of the second concert of the CCP Special Concert Series originally scheduled in September last year will give his concert on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater). The US-based trumpet player comes home to give this special concert for the Series as well as to give a two-afternoon trumpet masterclass and workshop on January 30 and 31 at the Silangan Hall, 4th Floor, Cultural Center of the Philippines.
A three-time first prize winner of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA), Raymond was a semi-finalist in the 1st Calvia International Trumpet Competition in Mallorca, Spain in 2003. He won Third Prize in the International Trumpet Guild Solo Trumpet Competition in New Jersey in 2006 and won First Prize in the Seattle Philharmonic Don Bushell Concerto Competition in 2011. This led to his debut with the Seattle Philharmonic on March 2012, playing the Arutiunian Trumpet Concerto. Raymond has performed and toured in Europe, U.S.A., and Asia with international orchestra players and competed in international music competitions.
He studied at the University of Santo Tomas where he became a recipient of the Benavidez Award, twice, for International Excellence in Music. He also worked as a recording artist with Global Recording Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Gerard Salonga.
He served and performed as a soloist in the U.S. Army with the 56th Army Band stationed at Joint Base Lewis – McChord in Washington. Raymond’s successful stint with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra performing the Arutiunian trumpet concerto as soloist of the fourth PPO season concert in December 2012 drew raves from the audience and critics.
His January 29 concert program includes Oskar Böhme’s “Trumpet Concerto in F minor”, Jean Baptiste Arban’s Variations on a Theme from “Norma” by Bellini, Jeno Hubay’s “Hejre Kati” arranged by R. Mendez, Vladimir Peskin’s “Concerto No. 1 in C minor”, Saint-Saens “Le Cyne (The Swan)” and Vittorio Monti’s “Czardas”. His pianist is Raul M. Sunico.
For ticket inquiries please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704 and Ticketworld Outlets at 891-9999. For inquiries regarding the trumpet workshop and masterclass, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 832-1125 loc. 1604.
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