NAMCYA stages #galingNAMCYA

Ever heard of NAMCYA (National Music Competitions for Young Artists)? First time I’ve heard of NAMCYA was when I was in high school. Our Glee Club (still glee club back then since Special Performing Arts [SPA] classes were not yet established during my time) was shortlisted to compete in the choir category. I was not part of the glee club but my bestfriend was so I’ve heard stories of their experiences.

When my youngest brother was in high school, he was part of the Special Performing Arts class. He joined the choir and loved it from that time on. I was able to watch their performance back in ’08. I would say, if you really are looking for talented performers, I suggest you watch NAMCYA competitions. With that said, NAMCYA is holding an event this coming July 16 to showcase talents of past winners.

NAMCYA, together with NCCA, present:


Accomplished musicians who have proven their brilliance nationally and internationally are set to perform in a concert on July 16, 2016, to showcase works by Filipino and foreign composers and raise funds for the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA).

To be held at the Little Theater of the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP), the concert, titled #galingNAMCYA,  features past winners of NAMCYA, the country’s most prestigious music competition for the youth for more than 40 years.

The performers include Carlo Antonio Juan (Guitar), Sara Maria Gonzales (Violin),  Christian Tan (Violin), Kim Carl Mirandilla Ng (Viola), Arnold Josue  (Cello), Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano), Luci Magalit (Piano), Myramae Tapia Meneses (Soprano), Antonio Maigue (Flute), Gabriel Allan Paguirigan (Piano), Reynato Resurreccion, Jr., (Oboe), Ariel Sta. Ana (Clarinet), Frenvee Andra (Bassoon), Naomi Sison (Piano), and Jay-ar Mesa (French Horn, guest horn player).

“We are very excited to have these NAMCYA winners perform and show that many of our world-class musicians were shaped by their experiences in NAMCYA,” said Renato Lucas, Secretary-General of NAMCYA, and who is also a past winner of the competition.

“We titled the concert #galingNAMCYA because we want people to know that these performers came from NAMCYA and that they represent the wealth of talent that NAMCYA attracts every year,” added Lucas.

“Before all these talent contests that we see today on TV, there was NAMCYA. It was where excellent musicians were discovered and nurtured to become world-class performers. NAMCYA continues to do that, and we want everyone to know that NAMCYA’s advocacy is to help our youth develop musical excellence and promote Philippine music.”

#galingNAMCYA aims to raise funds to help NAMCYA in its advocacy. Activities include the competitions and special performances in November, as well as outreach performances, workshops on Philippine music, and commissioning of new Filipino works.

#galingNAMCYA’s virtuosi will perform masterpieces of Filipino composers such as Nicanor Abelardo, Bayani M. De Leon, Manuel Velez, and Felipe P. De Leon, Sr., as well as works of foreign composers such as Ludwig van Beethoven, Paul Dukas, and Francis Poulenc.

For more information, please call 836-4928 or email

NAMCYA Secretariat
Folk Arts Theater
Bukaneg Street, CCP Complex, Barangay 076, Pasay City 1307
Telephone: +632 836 4928 to 29
Mobile: +63 949 9932592

Galing NAMCYA 2016 Poster Final wo Program 6-13-16

Limited tickets available so I would recommend to give NAMCYA a call and reserve yours for a great night of wonderful performance. 🙂


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