July 03, 2020


July 2, 2020

THE PPO Instrument Petting Zoo continues with its live online program with featured oboe player John Peter Bautista this Sunday, July 5, at 4pm via the PPO Facebook page.

For his instrument petting zoo session, John will share to the audience about the oboe and demonstrate how it is played.  He will also perform classical pieces suited for the oboe.

John started his musical career in a local marching band, owned by his grandfather, in Nueva Ecija.  He learned how to play the flute under the tutelage of his father, Larry Bautista, a grand prize winner of National Competition for Young Artists in 1982 and Mozart Competition for Young Artist in 1983.

In 2010, John joined the music camp of the Philippine Youth Symphonic Band held at the National Arts Center in Mt. Makiling and later on became a member of the said group which further engage his musical journey.

In 2013, he was admitted at the University of Sto. Tomas Conservatory of Music under a Flute Performance Program.  Upon exploring his interests in other woodwind instruments, he shifted to an Oboe Performance Program under the tutelage of Reynato Resureccion.  Hence, he became the principal oboist of UST Symphony Orchestra and UST Wind Orchestra, under the baton of Maestro Hermie Ranera, PhD.

After two years of playing the oboe, he was invited to play with the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra and later on became the Principal Oboist under the baton of Maestro Rodel Colmenar.

He also joined musicals, ballets and operas like Noli Me Tangere the Opera, Tosca, Swan Lake and other season concerts of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

In 2019, he represented the Philippines in a cultural program to play with the Asean-Russia Youth Orchestra held at the Republic of Singapore. Later that year, he competed in NAMCYA, Woodwind Category C.

After rigorous trainings and auditions, John has become a member of the country’s premiere orchestra, the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra.

A project of the Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, the instrument petting zoo aims to promote appreciation for musical instruments of the orchestra and its music among children and families.  It will be held every Sunday at 4pm, and run for several months.

Catch the Musical Instruments Appreciation Series on the official PPO Facebook page.