The Awards & Philanthropy

AWARDS

The City of Manila Award for Arts & Culture, 2008
The Filipino World Class Achiever, 1999
The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), 1996
The Harold Bauer Award, 1989
The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation Scholarships, 1987 - 1991
Full Merit Scholarships, Manhattan School of Music, 1984 - 1991
Young Artists Foundation of the Philippines Scholar, 1980 - 1989
The Elva Van Gelder Memorial Scholarship, 1980 - 1984
The Anne-McDermott Memorial Scholarship for Chamber Music, 1984
Second Prize, International Competition for Piano and Orchestra in Sicily, 1994
Prizewinner, International Piano Competition of Jaen, 1993
Third Prize, Pilar Bayona International Piano Competition, 1992
Prizewinner, Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition, 1990
Third Prize, Maria Canals International Piano Competition, 1990
Third Prize, Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition, 1988
First Prize, The Haddonfield Symphony Piano Soloists Competition, 1988
First Prize, The Bergen Philharmonic Piano Soloists Competition, 1988
Third Prize, Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, 1985
First Prize, The Great Neck Symphony Piano Competition, 1985
First Prize, The Port Washington Piano Competition, 1985
First Prize, Five Towns Music and Art Solo Competition, 1985
Laureate, The Manhattan School of Music College Division Concerto Competition, 1985
First Prize, New York State Music Teachers Association State Collegiate Artist Competition, 1984
Gold Medal, The Queens Symphony Soloists Competition, 1984
Laureate, The Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division Concerto Competition, 1983


FUNDRAISING & PHILANTHROPIC PERFORMANCES

Gawad Kalinga Smokey Mountain
Ang Arko ng Pilipinas
Chosen Children Foundation
CRIBS Philippines, Inc.
Foundation for Retarded Children
Kaibigan Ermita Outreach Foundation
Pangarap Shelter
Southeast Asian Institute for the Deaf
The Learning Center, Inc.
Downs Syndrome Association of the Philippines
The Philippine Red Cross K9 Search & Rescue
Association of St. John Marie Vianney
Leap of HOPE, St. John Bosco Parish
Friends in Art
Laura Vicuna Foundation
Gawad Kalinga – Kultura
Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Young Artists Fund

Photo Credit: Menchit Ongpin