In celebration of 46 years of recognizing the craft and talent of Filipino musicians and singers, NAMCYA presented its world-class roster of performances from the previous winners of the competition: Giancarlo Gonzales, cello; DYCI Dagalak; Nelson dela Cruz, conductor; Pundaquit Virtuosi; Alfonso Bolipata, artistic director; UST Symphony Orchestra and Dr. Renato Lucas, conductor.

NAMCYA Nico Immanuel Dioneda
Gabriel Art Mendoza (arranger of two numbers played by Pundaquit Virtuosi in the concert, NAMCYA 2017 Senior Strings Category 2nd Prize Winner, Highest Prize awarded and Best Interpretation of Contest Piece) and Nico Immanuel Dioneda (Pundaquit Virtuosi soloist, NAMCYA 2015 and 2017 Woodwinds Category National Finalist)

#galingNAMCYA. The performers did not just play their piece. Through their performance, they spoke to their audience and communicated the beauty of their sound which was brought to life.

NAMCYA Giancarlo Gonzales
Giancarlo Castrillo Gonzales, cello, Dr. Renato B. Lucas, conductor and UST Symphony Orchestra

The concert was held in Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of Cultural Center of the Philippines.

The concert was done to promote the upcoming actual competitions that will start on August 31, 2019 in different areas of the country for the semi-final round. Final round is on November 26 to December 1, 2019 in CCP.

NAMCYA Renato Lucas
(L-R) Foreground: Gabriel Art Mendoza (USTSO Concert Master, Airra May Punzalan (USTSO Assistant Concert Master), Dr. Renato B. Lucas (NAMCYA President) , Nelson Dela Cruz (DYCI Dagalak conductor) , Giancarlo Castrillo Gonzales (cello soloist 2008 NAMCYA Lower Strings Category Champion) Background: UST Symphony Orchestra

For information, you may call NAMCYA Secretariat at (02) 836 4928, (02) 836 4929 or 0949 993 2592.