September 23, 2018

Philippines’s virtuoso performed at Diligentia

On the picture pianist Raul Sunico.

By the Philippines Embassy in The Hague.

The Ambassador of the Philippines, His Excellency Jaime Victor Ledda and Mrs Gina Ledda hosted a piano concert by The Philippines’ multi-awarded pianist virtuoso Dr Prof Raul Sunico in The Hague on 28 September 2017.

His Excellency Jaime Victor Ledda and Mrs Gina Ledda.

Dr. Raul Sunico, a world-renowned pianist and former President of Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) successfully performed a piano concert held at the Diligentia Theater which included timeless classical pieces of Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Debussy; much-loved Filipino classics, Kumintang and Bato sa Buhangin; and folk-pop pieces by Gershwin.

Prof. Sunico’s masterful eloquence on the keys and his unique musicianship delighted the more than 200 guests who came on a cool autumn night to watch and listen to him play. Prof.  Sunico’s rendition of Dutch’s own Vader Abraham’s Het kleine café aan de haven and Tante Lien’s Naseng Goreng were very much appreciated by the audience.

The Philippine Ambassador to the Netherlands during his speech.

In his welcome remarks, Philippine Ambassador to the Netherlands His Excellency Jaime Victor B. Ledda humbly expressed delight in organizing this concert in partnership with the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the Philippine Embassy in Paris and the Philippine Consulate General in Milan bringing both pride, honor and prominence to Philippine world-class artists in Europe.

Ambassador Ledda and spouse Gina, together with His Excellency the Ambassador of Panama Willys Delvalle and spouse Tatiana Delvalle. Members of the Diplomatic Corps among them many ambassadors and Head of Missions, local Dutch community, expatriates and Filipinos from all over the Netherlands gathered to watch and listen to Prof. Sunico, piano concert virtuoso, a world-class Filipino talent at the Diligentia Theatre.

A reception followed the 90-minute program which allowed the members of the audience to meet and greet Prof. Sunico, while at the same time relished the night’s offerings of Filipino delicacies, coffee and distilled spirits.

Mr Anton Lutter, Mr Toon Streppel and Drs. Barbara Couwenbergh-Rapke. After the concert, Ambassador Jaime Victor B. Ledda and guests were treated to a variety of Filipino cuisine, Philippine-made alcohols and spirits and freshly-brewed Philippine arabica coffee beans with the aim to increase awareness on the competitiveness of PH products.




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