Odin Rathnam with the Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra
Live Rush Hour Concerts at Ayala Museum are back with BACH! The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO), together with guest violinist Odin Rathnam, kicks off our onsite Rush Hour Concert series with 'Bach and Friends'!
Celebrate the timeless music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach performed by the internationally celebrated Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra. Guest violinist Odin Rathnam, a world-renowned concert violinist, recording artist, and violin teacher, joins the MSJO for this memorable night of music at the museum.
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The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra, Jeffrey Solares, conductor
The Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO) is an internationally-awarded youth orchestra from the Philippines, having won the 1st Prize in the 12th Summa Cum Laude International Music Festival held at the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria and went on to perform in concerts in Venice, Florence and Rome. In 2017 they won 2nd place in the same competition and went to have concerts in famous concert venues in Vienna, Salzburg, Prague and Munich. The group was formed in 2014 as the youth orchestra project of the MSO Foundation, Inc. They are composed of advanced students from the MSO Music Academy and qualified young string players from all over the Philippines.
Since their return from Europe they have been featured in several high profile performances such as the Cultural Centre of the Philippines’ (CCP) “Banda Rito Banda Roon” Youth Orchestra Festival; the National Commission for Culture and the Arts’ (NCCA) “Timpalak Kundiman;” the National Music Competition for Young Artists’ (NAMCYA) “Minsan Lang Kaming Maging Musiko;” the Ramon Magsaysay Awards Foundation’s (RMAF) Appreciation Gala Night; and at the Philippine Senate where the MSJO received a formal commendation for their achievements through the Senate Resolution no. 808. The MSJO has also performed for the “Francisfest” at Santuario de San Antonio in Forbes Park; the United Nation’s Day at the Samsung Hall and the Austrian National Day.
The (MSJO) is under the principal patronage of Standard Insurance Inc. as part of its corporate campaign "in pursuit of excellence,” with a program that seeks to discover, nurture and promote the musical talent of Filipinos and give them an opportunity to shine in the international stage.
Odin Rathnam, Violinist
Praised by critics worldwide for “innate musicianship,” “brilliant technique,” and a sound that “recalled the great violinists of past generations”, Odin Rathnam is a world-renowned concert violinist, recording artist, and violin teacher.
Mr. Rathnam received his formal training at Julliard Pre-College and Mannes College of Music with Sally Thomas and Ann Setzer, returning to the Julliard School as a full scholarship student of Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. He studied chamber music with Julies Levine, Felix Galimir, Joel Smirnoff, and Josef Gingold. He also worked closely with the Danish violinist and pedagogue Anker Buch, who is credited by many for brining Ivan Galamian’s teaching to Denmark.
Mr. Rathnam ‘s commitment to the development of young talents has led many of his students to be accepted at major conservatories throughout the United States and abroad, several going on to win prizes in national and international competitions, including the Fischoff, Nielsen and Queen Elizabeth competitions.
date_range28 Jul 2022
access_time 6:30 PM
location_onAyala Museum GF & Zoom
P1,080 Discounted + Students
P520 Discounted + Students
info_outlineThis is a hybrid event. The onsite concert will be livestreamed for online patrons.