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Six young pianists under the tutelage of PTGP members performed during the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Pasinaya Open House Festival held on March 16, 2014 at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino Theater – the venue for most of the festival’s music events.

The young pianists of PTGP during Pasinaya 2014. Photo credit: Mr. Anthony Say

The young pianists of PTGP during Pasinaya 2014. Photo credit: Mr. Anthony Say

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PTGP Presidents led the ribbon cutting ceremony

Marking a PTGP milestone. Past and present guild presidents led the launching of PTGP as a Foundation in historic ribbon-cutting ceremony.

MANILA, Philippines – The Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines, Inc. was officially launched as a foundation in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the Rehearsal Hall of St. Scholastica’s College last February 2, 2014.

PTGP President Anthony Say led the cutting of the ceremonial ribbon, joined by past guild presidents Fr. Manuel Maramba, OSB, Sr. Placid Abejo, OSB, and Ms. Mauricia Borromeo.

In his welcome address, Mr. Say stressed the significance of the milestone event. “Now that we are a foundation, we are now one step closer to achieving one the goals of the guild, and that is to reach out to the piano teachers in the provinces,” he said.

“It used to be very difficult to get support for our activities. Hopefully with our new status, it will now be much easier.”

Mr. Say also noted that the Securities and Exchange Commission’s decision to accord PTGP the status of a Foundation came in a year after the highly successful “forte@40” concert which helped gather enough money  to reach the requisite fiscal standing needed to be granted the status.

Matthew Calderon, a student of Ms. Mary Anne Espina, and Jet Stephen Chong, a student of Mr. Anthony Say, gave intermission numbers performing Fr. Maramba’s Piano Piece 2005 and Chopin etudes Op. 10 No. 5 and Op. 25 No. 9, respectively.

A lunch reception followed the short program.


Dear Ptgp Members, students, parents and friends,


A year after our “forte@40” concert, PTGP, Inc. was granted the status of a Foundation. To celebrate this, we are holding a ribbon cutting ceremony on 2 February 2014, Sunday 12:00 noon at the Rehearsal Hall of St. Scholastica’s College in Manila. Former and Present Presidents will do the honors of cutting the ceremonial ribbon. This event will be followed by a lunch reception and the election of officers and board members for 2014-2016. After the elections Mrs.Irma Su will give a short talk on “Financial Freedom”.

We will be greatly honored to have your presence on this momentous occasion.


Anthony Y. Say
PTGP Foundation, Inc.


Melissa Taqueban – 0917 8081497
Eloise Lei Gonzalo – 0927 9109929
Or email us at:


List of Winners:

EARLY BEGINNER (Teacher-Student)
1st Prize- Anica C. Cai and Ms. Irma Su
2nd Prize- Janeisha Danelle Hong and Ms. Irma Su
3rd Prize- Adrienne Nicole Go and Ms. Lourdes Guillen

ELEMENTARY LEVEL (Teacher-Student)
1st Prize- Kirsten Chantice B. Fabellar and Ms. Pia Balasico
2nd Prize- Andrea Rose L. Arboleda and Ms. Reubel R. Uy
3rd Prize- Kyle Rafael T. Li and Ms. Irma Su
Honorable Mention- Cyrus Ken G. Tan and Ms. Gemma Malicdem

ELEMENTARY LEVEL (Student-Student)
1st Prize- Clarissa Jilliane T. Li and Elijah Daniel Han
2nd Prize- Lea Huang and Michi Huang

1st Prize- Paolo Romero and Kobi Go
2nd Prize- Marco P. Juan and Catherine Ranola
3rd Prize- Rosa Yzabella Dipasupil and Selena Marie S. So

1st Prize- Paolo Panagsagan and Miguel Panagsagan
2nd Prize- Gabriel Allan Ferros Paguirigan and Nicole Cuevas
3rd Prize- Betina Edith Bernabe and Danica Mae Antazo
Honorable Mention- Sharon Jasminez and Zheng Qi Wang

Ms. Mariel Ilusorio
Mr. Najib Ismail
Mr. Agot Espino

Chair- Ms. Gemma Malicdem
Vice Chair- Mr. George Ong
Members- Ms. Eloise Gonzalo and Ms. Melissa Taqueban

ATTN: PEC Finalists/Teachers

Final Round: Dec. 8, 2013, Sunday, Lyric Hall, Horseshoe Drive, New Manila QC
1pm – Early Beginner Level TS, Elementary Level TS, Elementary Level SS, and Intermediate Level
330pm – Advanced Level

Optional rehearsal for all categories: 12:00nn – 1:00pm and 3:00 – 3:30pm ONLY. Please come early to draw lots. The competition will start at exactly 1:00pm.

The PEC Committee shall accept requests for changes (ex. repertoire sequence, add, or delete pieces in a set) ONLY until 5:00pm tomorrow, Thursday, 5 Dec. 2013, and via email. The committee will reply also thru email.

It is the responsibility of each contestant to read the competition rules carefully. Any deviation from or non-compliance to
a) the competition rules,
b) each contestant’s submitted application form, and
c) repertoire without prior request for change/s via email nor approval by the PEC committee
shall result to point deductions in the jury scoring during the finals.

Kindle send all emails to

Thank you very much!

Best regards,
PEC Committee


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