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Piano Recital by Adolovni Acosta of the Philippines.
Adolovni Acosta started piano lessons at the age of nine with her musical mother Ernestina, who also taught the other children to play the piano. She continued with Juliana Velázquez. At age 11, she won in a radio competition in Manila, and at age 12, she was a winner in the Lucia Francisco Music Circle Piano Scholarship Competition. After graduating from high school at age 14, she passed the college entrance examination at the University of the Philippines (UP) and entered the Conservatory of Music. At UP, she was selected to be a soloist with the UP Symphony Orchestra in "Famous Concerto Movements" and was a soloist in two commencement concerts with the same orchestra. For outstanding academic and musical achievements at UP, she was awarded university and college scholarships. She received the Teacher's Diploma in Music and the Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees, all in Piano. Her major teachers were Benedicta Macaisa and Regalado Jose. While a graduate student, she worked as a research aide to Dr. Jose Maceda at the Department of Asian Music.
Adolovni Acosta gave her New York debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall in 1971, and since then has performed in 41 cities in 25 countries in North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific and in venues such as Wigmore Hall and Purcell Halls in London, Salle Cortot in Paris, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center and more.She has given recitals two times at Melba Conservatorium of Music in Melbourne, Australia, and has been performing for Philippine Embassies and Consulates in many parts of the world. She was a featured recitalist at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C. as part of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) presentations for Smithsonian Associates. Early on, she was selected by Jack Kahn Pianos to open their "Discovery Series" and to appear in "Boesendorfer Piano in Concert". Adolovni Acosta has given premieres of Bo Lawergren's compositions in many parts of the world.