Italy-based young Filipino flutist Sarah Mae Gabuyo will be the second featured artist of The CCP Special Concert Series on Friday, August 15, 2014 at 7:30 PM at the Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater).
Based in Milan, Italy since she was 10, Sarah Mae Gabuyo entered the Accademia Internazionale della Musica where the prestigious Italian international flute soloist Raffaele Trevisani took her in his class and taught her the Sir James Galway method of flute playing. After 12 years of continuous study at the Accademia under the guidance of M° Raffaele Trevisani, she earned her Diploma, graduating brilliantly with outstanding remarks from the professors. Then in June 2013, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Flute Performance from the State Conservatory of Music “A. Buzzolla” in Adria, Italy. During the course of her study, she attended the masterclasses of Sir James Galway in November 2002 and, years later, in April and November of 2012. This was capped by the invitation of Sir James Galway for her to play in a masterclass at the 2012 edition of the Sir James Galway Annual International Flute Festival in Weggis, Switzerland and, very recently, at the Villa Medici Giulini 2014 Masterclass in Briosco, Italy.
Her intensive training also included participations at the Annual Summer Music Academy in Premeno, Verbania, Italy under the direction of M° Raffaele Trevisani.
From 2010 to 2013 she was a member of the Orchestra of the Accademia under the conductors M° Alberto Intrieri, M° Mario Valsecchi and M° Francesco Borali. Her important performances in the Orchestra include opening the 2012 festival “Notti Trasfigurate” in July as a soloist, in the occasion of the 150th anniversary celebration of the Accademia; and in the Orchestra’s rendition of The Creation by F. J. Haydn at the Teatro dal Verme of Milan in December.
She is currently pursuing concurrently a Master’s degree in Flute Performance with M° Raffaele Trevisani, a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal/Opera Performance (Junior year) under the Italian baritone M° Roberto Coviello and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology (Senior year) at the State University of Milan - Bicocca.
Her program includes Bach’s Aria Aus Liebe from St. Matthew’s Passion, Mozart’s Sonata in C Major, K.296, Krakamp’s Fantasy variations on themes from G. Donizetti’s opera Linda di Chamounix, Taffanel’s Fantaisie sur Francoise de Rimini, Massenet’s Meditation de Thais, Briccialdi’s Fantasy on the opera Il Trovatore by G. Verdi and Borne’s Fantaisie brillante sur Carmen by G. Bizet. Her pianist is Dingdong Fiel, an alumnus of the UST Conservatory of Music.