Noted European & Filipino artists top billing in virtual 'Euro-Pinoy Concert'

Published June 3, 2021, 9:37 AM

by Roy Mabasa

European and Filipino artists are ready to rock your soul this weekend with a combination of dance, music and visual arts dubbed as “Euro-Pinoy Concert” as part of the continuing celebration of Viva Europa 2021 under the aegis of the European Union (EU).

Euro-Pinoy Concert (European Union)

“Music is our universal language. It knows no barriers and it opens up doors for friendship and partnership, the theme of this year’s Viva Europa celebrations,” European Union Ambassador to the Philippines Luc Véron said in a statement.

Véron said the concert, to be shown virtually on Friday, June 4, 2021, at 6 pm on the Facebook page of the EU (, will feature some of the best European and Filipino talents together “in the spirit of solidarity to bring positivity and hope during this pandemic”.

The EU listed the following line up of performances that the public can watch and enjoy during this weekend:

• A contemporary dance number from world-class talents Vera and Company (Czech Republic) “Guide”

• (Philippines) “Alunignig”: ethnic band artist Talaandig Republic Band

• (Austria) Froilan Moser: “Recitative & Scherzo Caprice” by Fritz Kreisler (on violin)

• Eric Soulard (France) “Je Veux Retrouver Cette Fille” (original composition, Blues) (on piano) to be followed by “Elle est d ailleurs” by Pierre Bachelet (on guitar) and “Mon amant de St. Jean by Leon Agel and Emile Carrara” (on accordion)

• (Italy) Tullio Vidmar (on violin) and (Philippines) John Roa Elegy (on piano) “Elegy for Violin and Piano” by Niño B. Tino to be followed by “Vuelvo al sur Astor Piazzolla”

• (Poland) Artur Dutkiewicz (on piano) “Mazurek Bielanski” and “Membrana “with a message before rendering “Philippine Islands” by Aleksander Tansman

• (Philippines) Rice Lucido: “Tahan Na” (original composition, on guitar)

• EU and Philippines Collaboration – “Es Gali” Talaandig Republic Band (indigenous instruments) and Rice Lucido (voice) with (Germany) Lisa Kossen (with interpretation, visual artist)

• EU and Philippines Collaboration (Philippines) “Muling Mananaginip” with Rice Lucido (songwriter to interpret her original composition), Talaandig Republic Band (percussions), (France) Eric Soulard (double bass), (Austria) Florian Moser (violin) and (Germany) Lisa Kossen (visual artist).