Geraldine Marie B. Gonzales
Assistant Professor 7
MM, Piano Performance, University of the Philippines, 1998
BM, Piano Performance (magna cum laude) University of the Philippines, 1994
Piano Teacher's Guild of the Philippines, member
UP College of Music Alumni Association, member
Awards and Recognition:
Dean’s Medal (Class Valedictorian), UP College of Music Commencement 1994
Top Ten, UP Diliman Honor Graduates: Commencement Exercises, 1994
Most Outstanding Senior, Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society, 1994
Finalist, Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP), 1995
First Prize, UP CPMP Piano Competition, 1987
First Prize, Mozart Piano Sonata Competition, 1990
Delegate, First ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition, 2004
First Laureate, Ultimate Pianist Competition, 2006
Soloist, Metro Manila Community Orchestra, 2006
Soloist, FilHarmonika Orchestra, 2008
Awardee, Rosario Lopez Garcia Foundation Scholarship, 1990-1994
Geraldine Marie B. Gonzales obtained her Bachelor of Music degree Major in Piano with Magna cum Laude Honors from the UP College of Music. As Class Valedictorian, she was awarded the Dean’s Medal for the highest scholastic achievement and was one of the Top Ten Honor Graduates of UP Diliman in 1994. She was selected as one of the Most Outstanding Seniors by the Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society. In 1995, she was chosen as Finalist in the Search for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP).
For her bachelor’s degree she studied under Augusto Espino. She was an awardee of the Rosario Lopez Garcia (ROLOGAR) Foundation Scholarship in Piano. She won 1st Prizes at the CPMP Piano Competition (1987) and the Mozart Piano Sonata Competition (1990).
She completed her Master’s Degree in Piano Performance under internationally multi-awarded Filipino concert pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz. She has performed as soloist, assisting artist and duo-pianist in performances at the University of the Philippines’ Abelardo Hall, Cultural Center of the Philippines, Paco Park Presents, Siliman University, University of Asia and the Pacific, BDO Francisco Santiago Hall, and both the Insular Life and Philamlife Theaters, among others. In 2004, she represented the Philippines in the First ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She won 1st Laureate in the historic ULTIMATE PIANIST 2006 in Manila, where she was featured soloist of the Metro Manila Community Orchestra under Josefino “Chino” Toledo. She was also featured soloist of the FilHarmonika orchestra under Gerard Salonga in the Ultimate Pianist Winners’ Concert in 2008.
She has published an article in the Humanities Diliman, the official journal for the arts and humanities of UP in 2002. She was a writer for the Dictionary of Filipino Musical Terms published in 2013 under the editorship of National Artist Ramon P. Santos. She is also one of the featured recording artists in the Saysay Himig: An Anthology of Transcultural Filipino Music (CD 1: piano music) released in 2017. Ms. Gonzales is at present an Assistant Professor of piano at the University of the Philippines College of Music.