Pianist Albert Tiu Opens MCOF 2014 Season
The MCO Foundation celebrates its 29th year through its “2014 Season of Performances,” opening with a concert of pianist Albert Tiu in “Four Classical Elements — Earth, Wind, Fire and Water” on June 6 at 7 p.m. at The Ayala Museum, Makati Ave. corner De la Rosa St., Makati City.
In a program of compositions inspired by the four elements of nature (air, wind, water and fire) that evoke a kaleidoscope of emotions and colors, Tiu will perform the works of Schumann, Liszt, Debussy, Berio, Messien, Rachmaninoff, to name a few.
One of the most highly respected Filipino pianists today, Albert Tiu is a winner of numerous high-profile piano competitions including the Honens (Calgary), the Paloma O’Shea (Santander), Maj Lind (Helsinski) and UNISA (Pretoria). He became the first Filipino to be invited to record under Decca, the recording mecca for classical artists. His recording titled “Nocturnal Fantasies,” and Rachmaninoff’s works for Cello and Piano with equally renowned cellist Qin Li Wei received glowing reviews from the London’s Gramophone.
Tiu was the first Filipino to be invited to perform with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic in Moscow. As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with the Ysaye Quartet, the St. Lawrence String Quartet, Muir String Quartet; violinists Pierre Amoyal, Cho-Liang Lin, Kam Ning, Robert McDuffie, Nobuko Imai, Marcel Luxen, Qin Li Wei, to name a few.
Proceeds from the concert will benefit a church-based foundation for abandoned and abused children.