April 18, 2017

April 18, 2017

THE Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura, performs its 34th season ender on April 21, 2017 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater) at 8:00 pm with French pianist Monique Duphil as guest soloist. Program includes G. Gershwin’s “Girl Crazy – Overture”, and “Piano Concerto in F”, A. Copland’s “El Salon Mexico”, Arturo Marques’ “Danzon No. 2” and “El Conga del Fuego”.

Monique Duphil entered at the age of 10 the Conservatoire National Superieur de Paris and studied under Jean Doyen, Marquerite Long and Joseph Calvet. Having won a Premier Prix in piano at 15, she graduated the following year with a Grand Prix in Professional Chamber Music. She obtained her Artist Diploma from the Musikhochschule of Stuttgart, Germany. She made a Paris debut with orchestra at 15, performing Felix Mendelssohn’s G minor Piano Concerto with the Orchestre de la Société des Concerts du Conservatoire. This was followed by prizes in four international competitions, including the Chopin Competition in Warsaw, which launched Monique Duphil on a worldwide career.

In recognition of her spectacular debut in the USA with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Monique Duphil was honored to be re-engaged by Eugene Ormandy to appear with him four times in 1980 performing two concertos on each occasion. Invited to Berne by Charles Dutoit, she recorded Alberto Ginastera’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in live performance for the Swiss Radio. Yoel Levi chose her to premiere Roger Sessions’ Piano Concerto with the Cleveland Orchestra.

Monique Duphil has performed in more than 50 countries throughout the five continents. Some of the numerous symphony orchestras Monique Duphil has performed with are the Philadelphia Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, Warsaw, Bern, Münchner Symphoniker, Paris Lamoureux, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Symphony Orchestra and all ABC (Australia) orchestras, etc. Some of the conductors were Robert Aitken Akiyama, Charles Dutoit, Louis Frémaux, Fukumura, Sir Alexander Gibson, Erwin Hoffman, G. Hurst, Yoel Levi, Peter Maag, Igor Markevitch, Eduardo Mata, Eugene Ormandy, J. de Preist, Thomas Sanderling, Gerard Schwarz, Maxim Shostakovich, V. Smetacek, V. Verbitsky, Wislocki, and a host of others.

As a distinguished chamber musician, Monique Duphil has partnered with many renowned artists, including, Michel Debost, Pierre Fournier, Karl Leister, Cho-Liang Lin, Jean-Pierre Rampal, Ruggiero Ricci, Henryk Szerying, the Musikverein Quartet, the Salzburg Mozarteum Trio, and the Vienna, St Petersburg, Haydn, Chester and American string quartets. She is a member of the Amici and Villa-Lobos trios.

Monique Duphil has recorded for Polydor, Telefunken (Japan), Marco Polo, Naxos and Eclectra (Canada) labels. Her upcoming performances include engagements in Eastern Europe, Japan, South America, and tours with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, and orchestras of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Monique Duphil was on the faculty of the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts before her appointment to the faculty at the renowned Oberlin College Conservatory of Music in Ohio, USA in 1992.

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