Filipino Composer featured in German Cultural Radio Channel

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By Ena Marie E. Tiro
July 19, 2020

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From the airwaves of a German public radio station, WDR 3, to the Philippines, and all over the world, we hear the remarkable piece "Phantasie für Ludwig" of Mr Nino Tiro. 

Last year, two Liceo U composers namely, Prof. Horst-Hans Bäcker, Associate Dean of Liceo de Cagayan University Conservatory of Music, Theater, and Dance, and his then student, Mr Tiro gathered accolades in Volume 9 of the "250 piano pieces for Beethoven" with their pieces "Fantasie über Ludwig van Beethoven," and  "Phantasie für Ludwig", respectively. Ms Susanne Kessel launched this international composition project circa 2013 to 2020 to commemorate the monumental composer Ludwig Van Beethoven's 250th birthday this year. 

The entirety of the said project denotes that Mr Nino Tiro is the only Filipino among the 250 composers. His piece, as mentioned earlier, is one of the most often played throughout the promotional tours and concerts. The eclectic composer is a recent Composition graduate whose several musical works and arrangements premiered in the Rodelsa Hall of Liceo de Cagayan University, Cagayan de Oro City. Nino Tiro's calm and calculated attitude urged his mentor, Prof. Bäcker, to receive the award Magna Cum Laude in the same university.   

Latterly, Philippine pride's "Phantasie für Ludwig" is making waves in WDR 3, a 1:54:00 hours long, live performance of the concert pianist Sussane Kessel in a radio promotion. The carefully handpicked program features a diverse selection of pieces from the other composers and two famous opuses by Beethoven. Ms Susanne Kessel, has nonetheless, cultured and kindled the listeners about how they see - or rather hear - the composer Ludwig van Beethoven, in light of this present modern times. 

On the final note, Mr Nino Tiro is an awe-inspiring neo-classical, neo-romantic composer of his generation. His promise and potential vastly contributed to music, culture, and the arts worldwide. Thus, waving the Philippine flag, and continually giving honour to the City of Cagayan de Oro and Liceo de Cagayan University community as a budding composer.

You may hear the live concert recording of Ms Susanne Kessel's whole program at WDR 3 for 30 days and follow 250 pieces for Beethoven ONLINE-MARATHON 2020 on Facebook.


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