Monday, April 4, 2011

Violinist Gina Medina and Pianist Mary Anne Espina for the Free Ericson Acosta Campaign

violinist Gina Medina
Violinist Gina Medina and Pianist Mary Anne Espina will be performing at the UP Balay Kalinaw International House Conference Hall on May 28. The presentor Music News and Features is donating 15 tickets (P500 each) for the Ericson Acosta Legal Defense Fund. To reserve your tickets, please contact the Free Ericson Acosta Campaign c/o Sarah Katrina Maramag (0921-7417469) or leave a message at the Free Ericson Acosta facebook page

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Music News and Features Intimate Concert Series 6

Chamber Music At Its Best!

Gina Medina, violin

Mary Anne Espina, piano

“The recital of the year was the evening of French music called Le French Soire  featuring violinist Gina Medina and pianist Mary Anne Espina. The Faure was a brilliant opener, Ravel unleashed a lot of sensuality and Saint-Saens was a superb conclusion. The rapport was excellent. But on their own, Medina and Espina gave their audiences a rare
glimpse of their artistry honed to sensitive maturity through the years.”

Philippine Daily Inquirer

Saturday, May 28, 2011, 6 p.m.

UP Balay Kalinaw International House Conference Hall,
Guerrero cor. Dagohoy Sts.

University of the Philippines,
Diliman, Quezon City

Tickets at P1000, P500.

Capacity: 90 seats


Romantic Pieces                                                             
Antonin Dvorak

Praeludium and Allegro                                                  
Fritz Kreisler

Rondino on a Theme of Beethoven


Schon Rosmarin

Spanish Dance in E minor                                       
Enrique Granados

Danse Espagnole from La Vida Breve                         
Manuel de Falla

Sarung Bangui                                                      
Folk Song-Kabayao

Nicanor Abelardo

Hating Gabi            
Antonio Molina

Bayan Ko                                                            
De Guzman-Romero

                                         Gina Medina, violin

                                         Mary Anne Espina, piano

The Artists

Gina Medina was an attraction of the  Filipino Artist Series of the Cultural  Center of the Philippines in 2001 and has performed as soloist  Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the Manila Symphony Orchestra, PREDIS Chamber Orchestra, the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Orchestra, among others. A two-time first prize winner of the National Music Competition for Young Artists, Medina  was awarded a French government scholarship which gave her the opportunity to participate in several music festivals in France and to study with Olivier Charlier, Dong Suk-Kang, Philippe Bride and the Amadeus Quartet. After her stint in France,she received a full scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts where she trained under Professor Pavel Prantl, and Barry Wilde, concertmaster of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. In 1994, Ms.Medina was chosen concertmaster of the Asian Youth Orchestra (AYO) under the baton of Maestro Sergiu Commissiona which toured Taiwan, Japan and the United States in 1995. As member of the AYO Chamber Orchestra, she had the opportunity to perform at the White House, the United Nations during its 50th Anniversary celebration, and at the APEC Conference in Osaka,  Japan, as concertmaster.

Known for her excellence in chamber music, Mary Anne Espina is one of the most sought after collaborating artists in the country today. She continues to team up with outstanding local and international artists in all major concert and recital venues in the country. Some of her notable collaborations are those with renowned Filipino pianist Nena del Rosario-Villanueva at the People’s Republic of China: French violinist Frederic Pellassy; Israeli violinist Hagai Shaham; Russian violinist Anstacia Chebotareva, winner of the Tchaikovsky and Paganini Competitions; soprano Joan Gibbons; renowned Filipino tenor Otoniel Gonzaga; American cellist Stephen Framil; German violinist Angelo Bard, Romanian violinist Alexandru Tomescu and recently with  French baritone, Jerome Correas.  She has figured in the Intimate Concert Series with soprano Camille Lopez Molina, baritones Andrew Fernando and Noel Azcona, tenor Lemuel de la Cruz and flutist Christopher Oracion.

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