The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra led by conductor Olivier Ochanine greets the New Year on the 17th of January 2014 at the Meralco Theater at 8:00 pm. Billed The Four Seasons, the concert features guest violinists Ruth Livioco and Jonathan Livioco. The program includes Antonio Vivaldi’s “The Four Seasons” and Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony No. 9 "From The New World".
Ruth Livioco’s exposure in music started when she studied playing the piano (at age 6) and the violin (at age 10) through the Extension Program of the College of Music of the University of the Philippines. As a violinist, she has performed both as soloist, chamber, and orchestra musician both in the Philippines and abroad playing at an early age with the Metro Manila Community Orchestra (2000-2002), the Manila Symphony Orchestra (2002-2012), the Asian Youth Orchestra -- 6 week music camp and Asian concert tour (2010 and 2011), and with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra (2012-present). Ruth was also featured soloist in Paco Park concert series (2009). Currently, she is studying with Mr. Joseph Esmilla and is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.
Jonathan David Livioco was recently named Concertmaster of the ABSCBN Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013. He started playing the violin at the age of 8, at the Extension Program of the UP College of Music under Ferizal Midoro. In 2008 and 2011, Jonathan was a prize winner in the Violin Category of the National Music Competition for Young Artists. Prior to joining the ABSCBN Philharmonic, Jonathan was the 2nd Violin Principal with Manila Symphony Orchestra. Currently, aside from his orchestra performances and some teaching duties, he continues his violin studies under the tutelage of esteemed Filipino Violinist, Joseph Esmilla.
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