34th PPO CONCERT SEASON Timeless Classics, New Beginnings CONCERT VIII


Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura

Music Director and Principal Conductor



Cultural Center of the Philippines



April 21, 2017 | 8:00PM

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)



Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura conducts the PPO’s 34th season ender with French-born pianist Monique Duphil as guest soloist. The distinguished chamber musician has performed in more than 50 countries throughout the five continents, partnered with many renowned artists, and made various recordings with major international labels.


The program for PPO’s 34th Season finale is an eclectic mix of modern masterpieces that includes George Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F featuring Ms. Duphil. The energetic program also includes the fabulous Girl Crazy – Overture by Gershwin; the rhythmically complex El Salon Mexico by Aaron Copland; and two sophisticated and colorful pieces by Arturo Marques: Danzon No. 2 and El Conga del Fuego.



George Gershwin

(arr. Don Rose)               Girl Crazy – Overture             

George Gershwin            Piano Concerto in F              

Aaron Copland                El Salon Mexico                  

Arturo Marques               Danzon No.2                      

Arturo Marques               El Conga del Fuego                


Monique Duphil, piano

Yoshikazu Fukumura, conductor




Monique Duphil, piano


The French-born pianist, 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.



[OC] Orchestra Center                        1,500

[OS] Orchestra Side                            1,200

[EOS] Extreme Orchestra Side           800

[BIC] Balcony I Center                        500

[U. Box] Upper Box (6 tickets)            3,000

[L. Box] Lower Box (6 tickets)             7,200

[P. Box] Parterre Box (6 tickets)          9,000



20% Discount for Senior Citizens, PWD, Government and Military Personnel

50% Discount for Students

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