The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Olivier Ochanine greets the New Year on the 17th of January 2014 at the Meralco Theater at 8:00 pm. Billed The Four Seasons, the concert features guest violinists Ruth Livioco and Jonathan Livioco.
The program includes Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 “From The New World”.
Ruth Livioco’s exposure in music started when she studied playing the piano (at age 6) and the violin (at age 10) through the Extension Program of the College of Music of the University of the Philippines. She pursued BM Violin degree at the College of Music, University of the Philippines under the tutelage of Prof. Arturo Molina where she earned the UP Extension Program Scholarship.
A consistent College/University Scholar, she graduated cum laude in 2009 and was inducted to the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. As a violinist, she has performed both as soloist, chamber, and orchestra musician both in the Philippines and abroad playing at an early age with the Metro Manila Community Orchestra (2000-2002), the Manila Symphony Orchestra (2002-2012), the Asian Youth Orchestra — 6 week music camp and Asian concert tour (2010 and 2011), and with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (2012-present).
Ruth was also featured soloist in Paco Park concert series (2009). Ruth won 3rd place, Violin Category C, in the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in 2008. She has undergone workshops and masterclasses such as the NAMCYA Special Summer Camp under Mr. Coke Bolipata (2001), UP Extension Program Summer Workshop under Prof. Sergio Esmilla, Jr. (2002), and the Starling-DeLay Symposium in Juilliard School (2003) among others. Currently, she is studying with Mr. Joseph Esmilla and is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jonathan David Livioco was recently named Concertmaster of the ABSCBN Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013. He started playing the violin at the age of 8, at the Extension Program of the UP College of Music under Ferizal Midoro.
He went on to finish his Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance, cum laude, also in UP, under Prof. Arturo Molina. Jonathan, commonly known as “Jondee,” has also participated in
several music festivals and competitions, both here and abroad.
Among these include the Asian Youth Orchestra, where he served as the 2nd Violin Principal in 2009, the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies as a participant, and the NAMCYA Special Summer Camp in 2001, where he took violin lessons with Prof. Sergio Esmilla.
In 2008 and 2011, Jonathan was a prize winner in the Violin Category of the National Music Competition for Young Artists. Prior to joining the ABSCBN Philharmonic, Jonathan was the 2nd Violin Principal with Manila Symphony Orchestra. Currently, aside from his orchestra performances and some teaching duties, he continues his violin studies under the tutelage of esteemed Filipino Violinist, Joseph Esmilla.
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