Cello Student Jose Enrico Tuazon Performs in Germany

  • Jose Enrico R. Tuazon, a Bachelor of Music student in Cello from the College, was the sole Southeast Asian participant of the cello course in the Sommerakademie held last August 2 to 9, 2014 in Neuburg an der Donau, Bayern, Germany. He started playing the piano at the age of 7 and had his first solo piano recital at the age of 11. In 2005, he decided to learn the cello with cellist Celia Narzo. He eventually grew to love the instrument and in 2009, he entered the University of the Philippines (UP) College of Music and studied with Prof. Eduardo Pasamba.


    The Sommerakademie in Bayern, Germany is an international music and arts festival. The purpose of the festival is to train young talented musicians, give them cultural exposure and the opportunity to perform. The limited number of participants was recommended by the professors and scholarship will be awarded to the eligible talents. Alexander Suleiman was the professor for classical violoncello program. There are seven international participants under his program; one from Egypt, two from the Palestine, three from Germany and one from the Philippines. On the last day of the course, all participants played in a concert. Jose Enrico R. Tuazon from the University of the Philippines, College of Music played Dmitri Shostakovich Cello Sonata Op.40 – 2nd movement. He received good reviews in the Donaukurier website of Neuburg for his performance. All of this became possible through the sponsorship of the Office of the Chancellor and Music, Arts and Research Foundation (MUSAR).

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