Piano great Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz at the Marco Polo Davao on Jan. 18

Mindanao`s classical music fans have something to look forward to. World renowned pianist Jovianney Emmanuel Cruz will perform selected classics at the grand ballroom of the Marco Polo Davao on January 18, 2018.

A known piano prodigy and well known teacher of music, Cruz studied at the Manhattan School of Music and taught for decades at the UP Conservatory of Music.

Those who have watched his concerts know how he often stands to explain the background and history of hus pieces, lending good insight into the music, and leaving his audiences with a deeper appreciation of his performances and the work of the composers.  

He also works with groups organizing and training young musicians such as "Ang Misyon", helping youg artists hone a wholesome displine and love for their craft, as it organizes youth orchestras in various parts of the country.

The concert will raise funds for college scholarships for deserving Lumad and Muslim students under the Foundation for Development Through Education Inc. (FDTEI). Performing alongside him is the Agdao Violin Institute. The concert is also sponsored by Marco Polo Davao, Atty. Jude Ralph Yap, Montesclaros Enterprises, Inc., Phoenix Petroleum, Tapa King, Virginia Dominguez-Andersen, ALDEVINCO, , JVA Group of Companies. OroDermBody, Show Image, Reyes Tacandong & Co., Linden Suites, Inc. Constantino Guadalquiver & Co., Saddleback Haven, Hotel Vicente,and Connie Padilla.

Tickets are priced at 2,500. For details contact FDTEI at tel no. 2210142 or email at fdteidavao@gmail.com or the Marco Polo Hotel Marketing staff.