Two young Angono clarinet players win in online music competition

Two young musicians from Angono, Rizal continue to bring honor to their town after winning first and second prizes in an online youth music competition that was initiated by international musicians and organizers from Atlanta, United States (US).

(Photos from Facebook page of Rizal News Online)

In a post on Rizal News Online, an Angono-based online community paper managed by Richard Gappi, siblings Johann Nazareth Panlilio, 9, and Tzadkiel Panlilio, 6, bagged the 1st and 2nd prizes in the International Youth Music Competition (IYMC), an online contest for young musicians held in April. The winners were announced by email this month.

Gappi’s article said the organizers were Dr. Adriana Janse vans Rensburg, executive officer (US); Dr. Vera Ilyushina, marketing, (US and Russia); Marija Maksimova, global outreach ambassador/marketing-social media (North Macedonia); and Nicollete Venter, graphic art and media marketing (US and South Africa).

The virtual contest for musicians was participated in by young musicians from the US, Mexico, Canada, South Africa, Thailand, North Macedonia, Bulgaria, Poland, India, Singapore, Ecuador, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.

The two young Filipino musicians from Angono also won gold awards in the Instrument Category at the Philippine International Music Video Festival and Competition, a musical event organized by Ms. Sharon Barilla from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last month.

The two young clarinet players are the children of Omshanti ‘Sean Ti’ Panlilio, who is the resident conductor of the Angono Youth Band and assistant band conductor of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) Band; and Melissa Forneste Panlilio, a former vocalist of a local band in Angono.