Renowned concert pianist Sunico to perform in New York

/ 12:20 AM October 06, 2017

Pianist Raul Sunico. CONTRIBUTED

NEW YORK — Internationally acclaimed pianist Raul Sunico will perform on Saturday, October 21, in celebration of Filipino American History Month.

Sunico will perform works by Berg, Canseco, De Leon, Chopin, Liszt, Rachmaninoff, Piazolla and Ravel.  The concert will be at 7:30 p.m. at the Merkin Concert Hall, Kaufman Music Center, 129 West 67 Street.

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The performance is being brought by J&S Productions, in cooperation with the Felipe P. de Leon Foundation and The Lewis College, Philippine Air Lines, The Filipino Channel ABS CBN and Ayalaland.

Tickets are $100, Orchestra $50 and Balcony $35.  For tickets, call 212-501-3330 or email boxoffice@kaufmanmusiccenter.org.  For more information, contact Jerry Sibal, 917-945-9983, jerrysibal@jerrysibal.com or Cynthia de Leon, 201-790-2835.

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In addition, Philippine Consulate General in cooperation with J&S Productions and the Felipe P. de Leon Foundation, will host Raul Sunico’s Master Class at the Kalayaan Hall of the Philippine Center on Thursday, October 19, at 6-9 p.m. The Philippine Center is located at 556 Fifth Avenue and 46 Street.  To RSVP, email events@newyorkpcg.org (Subject: Raul Sunico) or call 212-764-1330 Ext. 3866.

Sunico has performed in major stages in Asia, US and North America and Europe including Japan, China, India, Philippines, Austria, France, Germany, Spain, Mexico.  He has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Hall, Town Hall and numerous concert halls in the United States.

He has served as President of the Cultural Center of the Philippines since 2010.  He was Dean of the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music.

Sunico started his musical career as winner of the Manila Symphony Orchestra’s Young Artist Auditions.  He is recipient of a number of prestigious awards including Silver Medal for the Viotti International Piano Competition, Vercelli, Italy, finalist in International Piano Competition in Bolzano, Italy, Henry Cowell Prize in the University of Maryland International Piano Competitions.

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