Manila Pianos Artist Series presents “OF FOND REMEMBRANCES”, the 12th and last solo piano concert for the year of Dingdong Fiel featuring favorite piano works of his paternal grandmother.
Lola Daidy, as she is fondly called, was instrumental in raising Dingdong not only physically but intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. He remembers her lola playing CDs of Van Cliburn, Horowitz, Argerich, and other piano greats at home when he was small. Her love for classical music seeped into his subconscious at an early age and soon enough he started to play on the family’s upright. The rest, they say, is history.
During the pandemic, Dingdong went back to his hometown in Ormoc to be with family. Every Sunday he would lug his electric piano and play for his lola in the afternoons – a mini recital lasting 4 hours.
He made it a point never to repeat works. Playing the complete sonatas by Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven as well as piano works by Schumann, Chopin, Liszt. This became the catalyst for the twelve solo recitals this year.
Lola Daidy passed away this year. This concert is a tribute to the matriarch who exemplified strength with grace, perseverance and above all filial piety.
The recital which will include works by Adinsell, Brahms, Buencamino, Chopin, Rachmaninoff will be on Sunday, December 10, 2023 at 6 pm at Manila Pianos showroom, 4/F Ronac Lifestyle Center, Paseo de Magallanes, Makati City. Tickets are priced at P1000 (regular) and P500 (seniors & students). To purchase, send GCASH payment to 0917-415-8876 Richard S. On the MSG line, type “(name) (# of tickets).
About Dingdong Fiel
DINGDONG FIEL is a concert pianist, composer, musical director/orchestra conductor, and vocalist.
He earned his Bachelor of Music Degree from the UST Conservatory of Music and was the recipient of the RECTOR’S AWARD FOR ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE having obtained the HIGHEST ACADEMIC AVERAGE of the entire course, as well as the BENAVIDES AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT.
He finished his post-graduate studies (Weiterbildendes Certificate) at the FRANZ LISZT Hochschule für Musik in Weimar, Germany Solo Piano and Chamber Music under the academy’s rector – Prof. Rolf-Dieter Arens as well as vocal accompaniment with Prof. Karl Peter Kammerlander.
He has garnered a total of 5 first prize wins from various piano competitions. Through sponsors like the Friends of The Philippines Society USA Inc., Deutsche Post, the UST Alumni Organization, Thueringer Aufbau Bank, Sparkasse Thueringen, The New Liszt Foundation, and various Philippine Embassies all over the globe, Dingdong was able to perform in a series of piano concerts around Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the USA – in Spain, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Guam, China, Japan, and Bahrain, among other countries.
Dingdong is a winner of the prestigious Aliw Awards Best Instrumentalist of the Philippines award.