LICEO PROFESSORS WIN AT 35TH ALIW AWARDS
Liceo de Cagayan University proudly congratulates two multi-awarded figures of her Conservatory of Music for winning at the 35th Aliw Awards held on December 5, 2022, at the Manila Hotel’s Fiesta Pavilion. Internationally renowned pianist Dr. Rudolf P. Golez and baritone Cipriano De Guzman were awarded Best Instrumentalist (Piano) and Best Male Performance in a Concert, respectively. At the 34th Aliw Awards, both also got the honor of being nominated for the same awards.
The sole prizewinner at the First ASEAN Chopin International Piano Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Golez performed on piano in several prestigious venues abroad – in Australia, Russia, China, and the USA. The most notable international performances he had included those held at the Los Angeles Museum of Art, the Zipper Hall at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and the Cerritos Performing Arts Theater in California. In the Philippines, he performed alongside the country’s leading orchestras such as the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Manila Symphony Orchestra. He performed as a featured soloist at the Cultural Center of the Philippines Filipino Young Artists Series and at the season concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra at the Metropolitan Theater of Manila last November 11, 2022.
De Guzman bagged several awards here and abroad. To cite a few, he won at the American Protege International Vocal Competition (2016 and 2017), 17th Roma International Music Competition – Grand Prize Virtuoso (2018), and London Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition (2018). In 2016, he won the second prize at the 10th Yokohama International Music Competition and a special prize at the 8th Tokyo International Competition. Locally, he was a two-time recipient of Ani Ng Dangal in Music (2018 and 2019).
The prestigious award-giving body, Aliw Awards Foundation Inc., recognizes the best Philippine artists in the live entertainment industry.