“Filipino trumpetist in PPO’s October concert”
The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra goes onstage on October 17, Friday, 8pm at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater), to be conducted by Herminigildo Ranera with trumpet player Rommel Reyes as guest soloist.
Program includes Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Telemann’s Trumpet Concerto and Borodin’s Symphony No. 2.
Rommel Reyes took his first trumpet lesson in his local town band, the Band 4 of Malabon. He enrolled afterwards in the UST Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Professor Roger Llado. After winning a scholarship from the Loyola Foundation, he earned his Master of Music degree from the Elizabeth University of Music, Hiroshima, Japan. He took further studies in the Royal Flemish Conservatory of Music in Belgium where he finished his Specialisatie Diploma and Teaching Diploma. At the same time, he took lessons with Professor Klaus Schuhwerk in Frankfurt, Germany. A NAMCYA prize winner, he also joined competitions abroad such as the Raimo Sarmas Trumpet competition in Lieksa, Finland and the International Jean Dartier trumpet competition in Brussels, Belgium where he was a laureate. He was a member of the Brass Band Willebroek, cultural ambassadors of Flanders, when they won the Second Prize in the National Brass Band Competition, Highest Level. Rommel Reyes was a member of the World Youth Orchestra, the Asian Youth Orchestra and the Flemish Youth Orchestra during its concert tour in St. Petersburg. He also performed with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra and the I Fiamminghi.
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