A talented Filipino pianist, 13, is representing the UAE in an international piano contest.
Currently, Clarence Miguel Cresencia, dearly called ‘Miggy’, is competing in the first round of Worldvision’s music contest under the regional category.
According to his biography published on the organizer’s website, Miggy was born in the UAE and got interested in playing piano at the age of 5 and continued to enhance his skills and knowledge through consistent practice and private lessons.
He had also done his music qualifications from Trinity College London with merit and distinction grades. Miggy loves classical music especially Beethoven and Mozart’s pieces.
The young Filipino has 184 votes, 36.8 points, and nine votes as of this writing.
Only six musicians from every region will be qualified for the second round. Results will be announced on October 18. Should Miggy wins the regional competition, he will be competing in the national competition, semifinals, and finals. The final concert will take place in Konzerthaus Vienna in Austria.
The votes of the audience make ⅕ of the final score. During the regional and national rounds, contestants will be judged by the following respectable violinists: Victor Tretiakov, a professor at the Schlossakademie; Boris Kuschnir, a professor at the University of Music in Graz; Mate Szucs, a professor at the Geneva University of Music; and Krill Troussov, a soloist.
“The international competition Worldvision Music Contest aims at fostering in every way the development of performers’ creativity, advancement of their professional excellence, promotion and wide popularization of classical music,” the regulations read.
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