Assistant Professor, Piano and Keyboard Department
          College of Music, University of the Philippines, Diliman

    E-mail: ammisa@up.edu.ph







Born and raised in Cotabato, award-winning pianist April Merced-Misa has lived and trained solely in the Philippines with the best local mentors, honing her craft through full scholarships at the Philippine High School for the Arts and the University of the Philippines College of Music. She has performed as soloist and collaborative artist in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore. For the 33rd Concert Season of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, April was featured as a soloist playing Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C Major under the baton of Maestro Tetsuji Honna at the Main Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

April has won several awards, notably the National Music Competitions for Young Artists

(NAMCYA) and two concerto competitions, paving the way for her orchestral debut with Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto in B-flat minor. Her past mentors include Avelina Manalo, Nita Abrogar-Quinto, Agot Espino, and Reynaldo Reyes. She also serves as a piano faculty member of the College of Music at the University of the Philippines. 


Recent Activities


Guest Lecturer (Piano Masterclass)

College of Music

Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University

Bangkok, Thailand



Guest Artist (Piano solo and Collaborative)

Silpakorn International Guitar Festival

Trungjai Buranasomphob Recital Hall

Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University




Guest Artist - Chamber Music Concert

Makiling Music Festival 2017

Bulwagang Sarimanok

National Arts Center, Laguna



Pianist, We Were Moonlight by Antonio Molina

CD Recording

Saysay Himig: An Anthology of Transcultural Filipino Music, CD 1 Track 11

2017 (released)


Collaborating Artist, An Evening of Filipino Classics

Organized by Sentro Rizal Jakarta and the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA)

Erasmus Huis, Dutch Cultural Center

Jakarta, Indonesia



Soloist, Piano Concerto No. 1 in C Major Op. 15 by Ludwig Van Beethoven

Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra

Maestro Tetsuji Honna, conductor

Tanghalang Nicanor Abelardo

Cultural Center of the Philippines





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