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Victor Asuncion to hold pay-it-forward concert on Sept 25

Victor Asuncion to hold pay-it-forward concert on Sept 25

By Cristina DC Pastor

Classical pianist Victor Asuncion has this burning mission. He wants the world to know that Filipinos are excellent classical musicians and not just your after-hours Karaoke yodelers. He meant no shade. He was just stating that when it comes to music, Filipino talent runs a wide spectrum — from Broadway to pop to ‘kundiman’ to classical. On September 25, Victor, 45, will have a solo concert at Steinway Hall on Sixth Avenue to sort of reintroduce himself as a classically trained pianist. “I call it my pay-it-forward concert.” He had a promising start as one of the young prodigies of the Philippine High School for the Arts created by Imelda Marcos in the 1970s. He became a sought-after accompanist for singers and bands in the years that followed. Despite his commercial success – he was teaching piano, playing with orchestras, and making his own money – he felt there was something missing. “I was already established in Manila […]


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