Lawrence Galve Parcón
LAWRENCE GALVE PARCÓN of Bacolod City, Philippines, is a BM Music Education student studying at Central Philippine Adventist College - Music Department under the tutelage of Dr. Heidi D. Cerna. His emphasis of study is on Philippine Rondalla.
His recent composition, Webkam. with poetry by Seth V. Pullona, was awarded Prize III by the Kazakhstan National University for the Arts' [KAZNUA] International Competition for Composition: New Music Generation 2020. His work Sa Baníg na Áming Pinápanaginípan, scored for traditional Southeast Asian instruments was premiered by the 2019 ASEAN Youth Ensemble at Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music [PGVIM] International Symposium at Bangkok, Thailand. He has also composed for, and conducted the ASEAN Youth Music Projects in the premiere of his Layag at the 2019 Southeast Asia Music Education Exchange [SEAMEX], in Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
He has attended the 1st Rondalla Music Camp 2017, held at Baguio City, Benguet as organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts, through NAMCYA and the Musicological Society of the Philippines as an Octavina instrumentalist. His excellent performance in the music camp qualified him to be a member of the Philippines’ National Rondalla Orchestra, Kuwerdas Filipinas, which held their premier concert titled “Minsan Lang Kami Maging Musiko” at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, 2018.
He started his formal instructions in music during his high school years under Mrs. Recy G. Heyres as a member of the Bacolod City National High School Rondalla. He has also undergone workshops with Mr. Jegger Anjao, conductor of the Kabataang Silay Rondalla. Through the ensemble, he has experienced to perform at concerts and contests in and around Bacolod City. He has joined music competitions such as the Panaad sa Negros Rondalla Competitions, and the National Music Competitions for Young Artists [NAMCYA].
Lawrence has worked with NCCA as part of the liaison committee for the Cuerdas sang Paghiliusa / Strings of Unity 5th International Rodalla / Plucked String Music Festival 2018, held at Silay City. He was also Head of Program for the 2019 CPAC Bible and Health Music Camp, held in-campus at CPAC, Murcia.
He has been a resident composer-arranger for the CPAC Music Department Orchestra, and his works have been a regular component of the school’s programmes. He has worked with conductors Winner Silvestre, Cedric Lachenal, Josue Rodriguez, and Dr. Claudio Gonzales. He has also collaborated with the CPAC - Theatrical Arts Guild for creating the stage design and soundtracks for Lost.
Lawrence aims to be a composer and music educator because he firmly believes that music, particularly Philippine Music, is a vital aspect of the Filipino culture and identity that it has to be accessible to all of its citizens. He promotes Philippine music through his music compositions and performances. His compositional identity is founded on the use of Philippine and Southeast Asian music traditions as vessels of expression in the Contemporary milieu.
Layag, composed for the SEAMEX 2019 ASEAN Youth Music Project. Premiered at Jogja National Museum, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. view here
Open-access scores, in collaboration with the UCLA eScholarship Publishing. view here
Learn more about Lawrence and his works here.