Lorenzo B Medel

(Enzo)  Manila


Enzo  has been playing the piano for many years. He was born in Manila, the Philippines in 1995 and started on the piano at 9 1/2 years with his older brother teaching him. At 10 years old, he began formal piano lessons at the University of the Philippines Piano Extension Program under Prof. Mauricia Borromeo.

At age 12, with just over 2 years of piano studies, Enzo had his 1st piano recital, playing Mendelssohn's Concerto No.1 in G minor which was dubbed as "the recital of the year by a young artist". At age 14, he had his 2nd solo recital assisted by the Manila Symphony Orchestra under Jeffrey Solares with Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor as the main piece. The recital was given excellent reviews by Manila's press.

Also at age 14, he won the most prestigious piano competition of our country, the 2009 National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA). He has also won for many consecutive years the top prize of the yearly piano competitions of the Piano Teacher's Guild of the Philippines (PTGP) and the 2008 Piano Competition of the UP College of Music.

Lorenzo wishes and dreams of one day becoming an accomplished Filipino pianist who will proudly represent his country.

(written December 20, 2010)

 JS Bach - Concerto No. 5 in F minor, BWV1056

 Francisco Santiago - Souvenir de Filipinas (Lulay)

 Beethoven Sonata No.18 in E flat Major, Op. 31 No. 3, 1st & 2nd Mov.

 Franz Liszt - Hungarian Rhapsody No. 6 in D flat major

 Evocación by Isaac Albéniz from Suite IBERIA

 Franz Liszt - Un Sospiro - (Étude No. 39 in D-flat major)

 B. BARTÓK: Ostinato (No.146 from Mikrokosmos)

 Robert Schumann - Arabesque Op.18 in C Major

 Frédéric Chopin - Scherzo No. 1 in B minor, Op. 20

Beethoven - Concerto No.3 in C minor - 1st Mvt.

 F. Liszt - Liebestraum No.3 (Dream of Love)

 Debussy - Prelude from Suite Pour le Piano

 Evocación by Isaac Albéniz from Suite IBERIA

 Nostradamus by Tonči Huljić (popularized by Maksim)

 George Gershwin - Three Preludes - (2nd try)

Robert Schumann - Abegg Variations Op. 1

 Khachaturian -Toccata in E flat minor       

 Scarlatti - Sonata in E - K380 & K20

 Ludwig van Beethoven - Rondo in C Major Op.51 No.1

    Antonio Molina - MALIKMATA