About the Event
The MCO Foundation celebrates its 29th year through its 2014 Season of Performances, opening with a concert of pianist Albert Tiu, internationally labeled as “an artist who possesses a golden tone, an utmost sensitivity and impeccable musicality… his subtlety and poetry approach to music makes you listen with a new ear” by London based Gramaphone , in “Four Classical Elements – Earth, Wind, Fire and Water” on June 6, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at the Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. cor. De la Rosa St., Makati City.
A program of compositions inspired by the four elements of nature (air, wind, water and fire) that evoke a kaleidoscope of emotions and colors, Tiu will perform the works of Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Berio, Messien, Rachmaninoff to name a few.
One of the most highly respected Filipino pianists today, Albert Tiu is a winner of numerous high profile piano competitions including the Honens (Calgary), the Paloma O’Shea (Santander), Maj Lind (Helsinski) and UNISA (Pretoria). He became the first Filipino to be invited to record under DECCA, the recording mecca for classical artists. His recording entitled “Nocturnal Fantasies”, and Rachmaninoff’s works for Cello and Piano with equally renowned cellist Qin Li Wei, received glowing reviews from the London’s Gramophone.
Mr. Tiu was the first Filipino to be invited to perform with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Moscow. Some of the orchestras he has performed with were the Hamburg Symphony, Finnish Radio Symphony, Northern Sinfonia, and Baden Baden Philharmonic. He has performed in major music halls including Carnegie Weill Recital Hall in New York, Finlandia Hall in Helsinski, Hamburg Musikhalle, Lincoln Center Tully Hall, Great Philharmonic Hall in Moscow; and his performances have been broadcast on WQXR New York, CBC Canada, BBC, ABC Australia. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with the Ysaye Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Muir String Quartet; violinists Pierrer Amoyal, Cho-Liang Lin, Kam Ning, Robert McDuffie, Nobuko Imai, Marcel Luxen, Qin Li Wei to name a few.
The Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation, Inc. (MCOFI) is a non-stock, non-profit institution first established in 1985 dedicated to the promotion of classical music and the cultural arts. It has earned the high esteem and regard of the Arts-loving Community, and has been acclaimed as “Makati’s Cultural Oasis” and “Hall of the Classics”.
This concert is made possible in partnership with Ayala Museum, Lyric Piano, BusinessWorld, Her Words, and HighLife. Proceeds from this concert will benefit a church-based foundation for abandoned and abused children.