The Artistic Director

ORGANIZATIONS

Camerata dell’Arte Foundation / Founder and Artistic Director, 1995 - present
FILFEST Cultural Foundation / Founding Trustee and Artistic Director, May 2008 to October 2009


ORGANIZATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Outlooke Pointe Foundation's Sulong Sining Trilogy (2010-2012) Insular Life Theater

           the Outlooke Pointe Foundation (www.outlookepointe.com), an institution whose goal is to bind & empower the Philippines through the Arts, spearheaded these milestone projects, under the Artistic direction of Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz. The Sulong Sining Trilogy (Sulong Sining, Men of Mission & Music, and Seekers of the Right) featured programs merging East & West cultures and showcased Filipino & Foreign artists such as The Himig ng Muntinlupa Chorale, pianist Joshua Alexander Manalo, cellist Giancarlo Gonzales, violinist Jimmy Tagala, violist David Tagala, bassist Vincent dela Cruz, percussionist Lexter Santos, the Outlooke Pointe Chamber Orchestra, & American conductor Marlon Daniel.

  • OPUSFEST CEBU 2010: The International Piano Festival

         … The 3rd Edition of the intensive piano camp was held in Cebu from August 23 to September 4. The Artists-Faculty included acclaimed concert pianists of their generation: Eric Ruple (USA), Chong Lim Ng (Malaysia), Emily White (USA), Chi-Ying Hung (Taiwan), Roberta Rust (USA), and Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz (Philippines). Guest Artists such as cellist Sung-Won Yang (Korea), violinist Eun Shik Kim (Korea), and clarinetist Ariel Sta. Ana (Philippines) were invited to perform chamber music. In addition to the daily lessons and master classes, the camp featured lectures, workshops, & seminars on Music Entrepreneurship, Keyboard Skills, and Image Building. The penultimate evening of the Festival was a culminating concert featuring the handpicked 13 Delegates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Korea, and the Philippines, while the Final Concert by the Artists-Faculty featured works in their Philippine premiere and one-piano four hand duets. 

  • FILFEST 2009: Purpose, Passion, & Pleasure, Insular Life Theater

           Artistic Director of the FILFEST Cultural Foundation’s second season. It ran from April to November 2009, and was held at the Insular Life Theater in Alabang’s Filinvest Corporate City.

  • FILFEST 2008: A Season of Celebrating Music & Dance, Insular Theater

         Founder & Artistic Director of the season of concerts entitled FILFEST at Insular Theater in Alabang featuring the most celebrated Filipino and Asian Artists. Running from May to October 2008, the pilot season also established the FILFEST Cultural Foundation spearheaded by Mme. Victoria Zubiri in the pursuit to enhance Arts & Culture towards the level of excellence in the south of Metro Manila and CALABAR Zone.

  • The Ultimate Pianist Competition (2006 & 2008)

         …The objective of the Ultimate Pianist Competition 2008 is to discover and promote young pianists in the Philippines and identify their role in the world’s Artistic & Cultural map by providing performing opportunities and help in the enhancement of their careers. The Competition aims to simultaneously propagate the talents of the Ultimate Pianist as a Recitalist, Accompanist, Chamber Musician, and Soloist with Orchestra. The international juries have been comprised of pianists and pedagogues from Canada, China, Germany, Korea, Israel, Poland, and the United States.

  • OPUSFEST: The International Piano & Chamber Music Festival Philippines 2008

         An intensive music camp held in the city of Manila from July 27 to August 10. The faculty involved acclaimed Concert Artists of their generation: pianists Roberta Rust (USA), Jacques Despres (Canada), Gila Goldstein (Israel), Yameng Huang (China), Wolfram Schmitt (Germany), Yuan Sheng (China), Milton Laufer (Puerto Rico), pianist-conductor Jeffery Meyer (USA), violinist Michael Sutton (USA), cellist Nigel Boehm (Canada), and the Philippines’ own violinist Alfonso Bolipata, cellist Renato Lucas, and pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz.  There were lessons and lectures at the Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, chamber music concerts at the Waterfront Manila Pavilion, and concerts with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, the Metro Manila Community Orchestra, and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra at the Philamlife Theater. The last evening of the Festival was a culminating concert featuring 30 Participants from Korea, China, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

  • OPUSFEST 2006: The International Piano Festival Philippines

         An intensive piano camp held in Alabang from November 20 to December 3. Master Classes were conducted by the eminent piano pedagogue Solomon Mikowsky and critically acclaimed concert pianist Jozef Stompel. The faculty involved acclaimed concert pianists of their generation: Gila Goldstein (Israel), Youngho Kim (Korea), Wolfram Schmitt (Germany), Tara Hofmeister (USA), Yuan Sheng (China), Milton Laufer (Puerto Rico/USA), and Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz (Philippines).  There were six recitals along with six Mozart concerti performed with the Manila Symphony Orchestra under the baton of three conductors. The last evening of the Festival was a culminating concert featuring 23 Participants from Japan, Korea, China, and the Philippines. 

  • Symphony: A Tribute to Mother Earth on Earth Month, 2005

         …under the auspices of the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Philippines, the weekly series featured performances of music in conjunction with the environment, nature, and the wildlife. Concerts of Classical Music, Jazz, Opera, Broadway, Chamber Music, and even the Philippine premiere performances of new works were held in the Amphitheater of the Ninoy Aquino Wildlife Park

  • Bravissimo Grappa’s: Avorio e Duetto, 2004-2005

         …a series of solo piano and duet performances by up and coming Artists held in an 18th Century Salon setting. It drew rave reviews for its unique concept, educational format, and world-class standards of performances

  • 33⅓: An Anthology of Live Performances, Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz, pianist, 2004

         …a self-produced 3-CD set of live performances recorded since 1984 showcasing Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz as a recitalist, chamber musician, and soloist with orchestra in his 33⅓-year performing career. It features guest Artists and ensembles such as Chilean violinist Alejandro Mendoza, American flutist David Jerome Johnson, conductors Julian Quirit, Mustafa Fuzer Nawi, David Gilbert, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia, and the Manhattan Philharmonia

  • Various Artists in Concert, 1999-2003

         …in collaboration with the Diplomatic Corps, the Camerata dell’Arte Foundation has invited Artists from different countries such as Korea, Malaysia, Chile, Germany, France, and the United States, and produced for them performances and master classes in order to expose to, and educate with, the importance of the Arts as our society’s identity

  • Gold Like No Other, 1999

         …a series of Classical Music Concerts once again held at the Shangri-La Plaza in cooperation with Citibank Philippines

  • Justus Frantz in Concert, 1999

         …under the Chairmanship of former Napocor President Guido Alfredo A. Delgado, the Camerata dell’Arte Foundation was responsible to invite the famed conductor of the Philharmonia of the Nations and the founder of the Schleswig-Holstein Festival in Germany to perform his Philippine debut piano concert

  • Affairs to Remember, 1999

         …monthly throughout 1999, another version of bringing live Classical Music performances to a shopping mall,  this time at the Delifrance lobby of the Greenbelt Mall in Makati City

  • ArtOpus: Hilaga ug Sur, 1998

         …a two-week Visual Art exhibit featuring 14 of the most important living Artists from Cebu and Manila held at Don Jaime Zobel’s Ayala Towers during his Chairmanship of the Camerata dell'Arte Foundation

  • Authentic Chamber Music Series, 1997-1999

         …a quarterly series of authentic chamber music concerts with a backdrop of 18th Century settings at the Mandarin Oriental Manila held on Sunday afternoon merienda-cenas featuring acclaimed Filipino Artists and Ambassadors of the Diplomatic Corps

  • Magical Musical Suites, 1996

         …the Classical Music Concerts Series at the Shangri-La Plaza, bringing live Classical Music performances to a shopping mall for the very first time in the Philippines. It featured among many Artists the internationally awarded choir Ateneo Glee Club and the critically-acclaimed Ballet Manila

  • Coming Home, Opus One (The Concerts & Live Recordings), 1996

         …brought home from abroad nine of the greatest Artists of our generation such as the Bolipata Brothers, Rowena Arrieta, and conductor Julian Quirit --- to name a few --- to perform two historic concerts and benefited nine children’s welfare institutions. A two-CD set of the concerts were also produced.