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Manila Pianos Artist Series: Dingdong Fiel’s Tribute Concert ‘OF FOND REMEMBRANCES’ – An Unforgettable Evening of Classical Music and Nostalgia

Manila Pianos Artist Series: Dingdong Fiel’s Tribute Concert ‘OF FOND REMEMBRANCES’ – An Unforgettable Evening of Classical Music and Nostalgia

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Introducing the Manila Pianos Artist Series: OF FOND REMEMBRANCES, the 12th and final solo piano concert of the year by Dingdong Fiel. This special event, scheduled for Sunday, December 10, 2023, at 6 pm, will take place at the Manila Pianos showroom located on the 4th floor of Ronac Lifestyle Center, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City.

OF FOND REMEMBRANCES pays tribute to Dingdong’s paternal grandmother, affectionately known as Lola Daidy, featuring her favorite piano pieces. The program includes masterpieces by Adinsell, Brahms, Buencamino, Chopin, Rachmaninoff, and more.

Join us for an unforgettable evening of classical music that holds sentimental value. Tickets are priced at P 1000.00 (regular) and P 500.00 (seniors & students). To secure your tickets, make a GCASH payment to 0917-415-8876 Richard S. On the MSG line, type “(name) (# of tickets) – FIEL”. Confirm your purchase by sending a message to 0917-415-8876 or using the messenger on the Manila Pianos Artist Series Facebook page. Your tickets will be available at the gate on the day of the performance.

This concert holds a deeper significance, as Lola Daidy played a pivotal role in Dingdong’s upbringing, fostering not only his physical well-being but also his intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth. Her influence, marked by playing CDs of piano legends like Van Cliburn and Horowitz, inspired Dingdong’s early passion for classical music.

During the pandemic, Dingdong, in a touching tribute, returned to his roots in Ormoc, playing weekly piano recitals for his grandmother. This practice evolved into the twelve solo recitals scheduled for this year, showcasing a repertoire that includes complete sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, and works by Schumann, Chopin, and Liszt.

This concert holds special significance as it serves as a tribute to Lola Daidy, who embodied strength, grace, perseverance, and filial piety.

About the artist, Dingdong Fiel: A distinguished concert pianist, composer, musical director, orchestra conductor, and vocalist, Dingdong earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the UST Conservatory of Music. He received accolades such as the RECTOR’S AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE and the BENAVIDES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT.

Dingdong has won five first prizes in various piano competitions and has performed globally, thanks to sponsorships from organizations like Friends of The Philippines Society USA Inc. and Deutsche Post. His compositions, including the recent “Nuestro Mundo,” have been featured in concerts and films, earning acclaim from audiences and critics alike.

In addition to his musical accomplishments, Dingdong has made his mark as a mentor and collaborative artist, working with instrumentalists and singers worldwide. He is also a recipient of the Aliw Awards Best Instrumentalist of the Philippines.

Join us for an evening filled with beautiful music, nostalgia, and a heartfelt tribute to a beloved matriarch.