Hailed as a young virtuoso at 15, this emerging violinist is now making a name in the ...


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Cultural Center of the Philippines

Date, Time, Venue:

Dec 14, 201810:00 PMTANGHALANG NICANOR ABELARDO (Main Theater)




December 14, 2018 | 8:00 PM 
Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)



Joaquin Maria “Chino” Gutierrez belongs to the emerging crop of young Filipino virtuosos carving a secure place in the international arena of violin playing. Hailed as a young virtuoso at 15, and since described by the Philippine Star as "a phenomenal violinist", he is the first Filipino violinist to have been invited to compete at the highly prestigious Joseph Joachim International Violin Competition in Hannover, Germany. Last year, Chino represented the Philippines in the Singapore International Music Festival.


Chino's performances have been described by many, including the Malaya newspaper, as “mesmerizing”. His first violin teacher, Alfonso Bolipata, described him as “unusually gifted, with a natural ability and a sense of music-making that is uncanny for someone his age.” Rosalinda Orosa of the Philippine Star wrote, “Chino's performance was brilliant, manifesting an expressivity and sensitivity well beyond the soloist's tender years. The most intricate and rapid configurations were hurled with agility and pizzazz...with virtuosity.”

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