UST Symphony Orchestra, the resident performing group of the Cultural Center of the Philippines. Photo by Thuy Tran

DYCI Dagalak, a multi-awarded choir champion in different local competitions.

Dr. Renato Lucas, the principal cellist of Philharmonic Orchestra for 3 decades and presently, the President of NAMCYA.

On August 23, 2019, Friday, with its genuine intent to share the heart of Filipinos for music
through diverse musical heritage, National Music Competitions for Young Artists brings you
NAMCYA @ 46 Concert of Winners “Alab ng Musika: Wagi #galingNAMCYA” which will
take place at Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (Main Theater) of Cultural Center of the

Celebrating its 46 years of showcasing homegrown Filipino talent, some of NAMCYA
winners will be performing on the said concert to share their craft and talent. Some of the
winners are: Giancarlo Castrillo Gonzales, a two-time Cellist winner, DYCI Dagalak who
has won as Choir Champion multiple times in different local competitions, Nelson dela
Cruz, who also won as Most Outstanding Conductor in a competition in Singapore,
Pundaquit Virtuosi, a Youth Orchestra that has won multiple times and toured all over the
world, Alfonso Bolipata, one of the country’s leading musicians, UST Symphony
Orchestra, the resident performing group of CCP reorganized by National Artist Antonio
Buenaventura and Dr. Renato Lucas, Principal Cellist of Philharmonic Orchestra for 3
decades and presently the President of NAMCYA, which he himself is a former laureate.

NAMCYA aims not just to encourage Filipinos to present their gift of music to people, but
also to honor the nationalism and Philippine culture by fostering of diverse musical heritage.
Through their trainings and competitions, young artists get to improve and advance on their
skills as performers as well as broaden their knowledge and perspective in music education.

Aside from the Alab ng Musika: Wagi #galingNAMCYA concert, other events and activities
to look forward to are “NAMCYA @ ALABANG 400: The Cellist and The Apprentice” mini-
concert at Alabang 400 VIllage Clubhouse presenting, Dr. Renato Lucas and Joshua Ethan
Dakanay with Denzel Abarquez at the piano, on August 24, 2019, 5:30pm. This is free

Actual competitions will start on August 31, 2019 in different parts of the country for the
Semifinal round. NAMCYA Finals week will take place in CCP on November 26 to
December 1, 2019.

For ticket inquiries, kindly contact the NAMCYA Secretariat at (02) 836 4928, (02) 836 4929
or 0949 993 2592.

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