The Cultural Center of the Philippines 



June 11, 2017 | 4:00 PM

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo (CCP Main Theater)



The Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, with Maestro Yoshikazu Fukumura conducting, performs the music of the great classical composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, featuring pianist Hiyas Hila as soloist. The afternoon program of classical masterpieces includes the Overture to Cosi fan tutte, Piano Concerto No. 23  in A and Symphony No. 41 in C (“Jupiter”).


Enjoy this unique Sunday afternoon treat of Mozart favorites and get intimate with the beloved composer through his exuberant, youthful and elegant melodies!



HIYAS HILA, piano       


Hailed by the Manila Times for her “mastery of the keyboard,” pianist Hiyas Hila performs regularly as a solo, orchestral and chamber music artist. She has been featured in concerts in the United States, Spain and the Philippines. Her orchestral appearances include performances with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, University of Minnesota Symphony Orchestra, and the Metro Manila Concert Orchestra.


She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in piano performance from the University of Minnesota School of Music, with Lydia Artymiw as her teacher, and her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance, with Mack McCray as her mentor, from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Before she moved to the United States, she attended the University of the Philippines College of Music for two years, where she was a consistent university scholar. Her previous piano teachers were Regalado Jose, Leonor Kilayko, Ariel Dechosa and Cecile Basilio-Roxas. She has played in masterclasses given by Blanca Uribe, Faina Luzshtak, Roman Rudnytsky, Russel Brandon, Reynaldo Reyes, Ariel Dechosa, Boris Slutsky, Julian Martin, and Albert Tiu.



Dr. Hila received several scholarships and fellowship awards such as the Sergei Barsukov Scholarship for Piano at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, the Asian Cultural Council fellowship grant, the University of Minnesota Centennial Piano Fellowship, U.P. Concert Chorus Alumni Foundation, Inc. scholarship, Cecile B. Licad scholarship, GlaxoSmithKline Philippines scholarship grant, and the Sonny B. Reyes Foundation grant.


She garnered top prizes in several piano competitions including the 2005 University of Minnesota Concerto Competition; the 2006 and 2007 Elinor Bell Piano Competitions in Minneapolis; 2006 Schubert Club Piano Competition (Graduate Division) in St. Paul, Minnesota. In Manila, she won the 1995 Category B and 1992 Category A-2 NAMCYA piano competitions; 1995 Piano Concerto Competitions sponsored by the Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines; 1991 Lyric Piano Competition, and 1991 Rosario Picazo Piano Competition.


Dr. Hila currently teaches piano, chamber music and piano ensemble at the East Bay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, California and at Saint Brigid Catholic School in San Francisco, California. She previously taught applied piano and class piano at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.



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

50% Discount for Students


For reservation and other information, please call 832-3704 / 832-3706 / 891-9999 or e-mail ccpsalesandpromo@gmail.com