Watch the Kabataang GItarista 5th Anniversary Concert on August 26, 2017, 3:00PM at the CCP Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (Little Theater).
The concert is FREE and open to the public on a first come first served basis.
Kabataang Gitarista was organized by the CCP Artist Training Division in August 2012 to promote appreciation for and interest in classical guitar performance among public high school students; to provide the highest level of guitar training free of charge; and to develop a performing classical guitar ensemble.
The KG has given performances in selected public and private schools, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines besides many other venues. The group has also given lecturedemonstrations, workshops and outreach concerts to promote classical guitar among the youth.
The five-member, all-male Performing Ensemble from KG represented the Philippines in the “Asian Gems in the Arts” in connection with the 2016 Conference of the FACP (Federation of Asian Cultural Promotions) at the George Town Festival in Penang, Malaysia on August 28, 2016. Its most recent performance was at the Ayala Museum in June in connection with “Guitar Nights”. The group won 2nd Prize in the Guitar Ensemble Category and Edel Mark Bitao won 2nd Prize in the Solo Junior category at the 1st St. Scholastica’s Classical Guitar Competition on June 24, 2017. In addition, the group has been invited to perform in Baao, Camarines Sur on August 22, 2017, through the Department of Education in Region V, in connection with its plan to organize its own Kabataag Gitarista branch in the region.
The current high school members continue to create an impact in their respective public high schools by performing as soloists in school activities and winning in solo instrument competitions. Many of them have improved their performance skills, academic standing and self-confidence through their participation in the program