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Charidel Libato

charidel@caprepschool.net

ABOUT ME

I love traveling the world and sharing the gift of music.

OTHER SKILLS

Organizing & Directing

Piano / Strings / Chorus

Musical Theatre

CHARIDEL
LIBATO

ELEMENTARY SECTION

WORK EXPERIENCE

Music Teacher

California Prep International School 2012 - present

EXPERIENCE

Music tours with the New England Youth Ensemble (New England Symphonic Ensemble) and Columbia Collegiate Chorale in South America (2006), Europe (2008), and US (2005-2009)

As pianist:

- Concerto soloist for the New England Youth Ensemble

- Collaboration with Canadian violinist Preston Hawes and members of the New England Symphonic Ensemble

- Performed in the presence of royalty and other dignitaries at Thailand Cultural Centre (2007 & 2008)

- Pianist for performance workshops (musical theatre/opera) under Deborah Thurlow in Maryland (2005-2009)

- Performed with members of the Bangkok Charity Orchestra, 2012

- Was offered a place for graduate studies (Piano Accompaniment) at the Royal Academy of Music, London in 2016 but declined to pursue other plans

-Collaboration with violinist Filip Pogady, 2018

-Collaboration with German - Korean violinist Christian Kim, 2019

As chorus member:

- Performances include concerts at Carnegie Hall, New York and other notable venues in Argentina, Brazil, Greece, and Romania

- Performed at the International Festival of the Aegean 2008 under conductor Peter Tiboris at the Apollo Theater (La Piccola Scala) in Syros, Greece

- Performed with choirs under the baton of British conductor John Rutter

As teacher:

- Siam International School; 2010 (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

- Robinson School of Music; 2012 - 2013

- California Prep International School, Thailand; 2012 – present

- Director of the California Prep Voices, a select group of middle school and high school students performing a cappella music since 2017

EDUCATION

Washington Adventist University

Takoma Park, Maryland

Bachelor of Music, 2010

Major: Music Performance (Piano)

Graduated Cum Laude

Scholar for 4 consecutive years

Philippine High School for the Arts

Full government scholar

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

3rd place, 2009 Elizabeth R. Davis Memorial Piano Competition, Maryland

Elected a member of Alpha Chi, National College Honor Scholarship Society in 2008, Maryland Delta Chapter

Elected a member of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society in 2006

The Bernice Tilkens Award 2006 in recognition of her musical achievements

Certificate of Recognition as Pianist, Concert for Peace 2000, Soroptimist International of Silang, Cavite, Philippines

Other Highlights

- Participant at the annual Piano Festival, 1996 – 2000, Piano Teachers’ Guild of the Philippines

- Debut recital (piano) at the Cultural Center of the Philippines at age 17

- Concerts in the Philippines & US, 2001

- Performed as vocal soloist at the Philippine International Convention Center in 2002

- Performances in Singapore and Malaysia, 2005

 

Mentors

Piano: Dr. Daniel Lau, Prof. Carmencita G. Arambulo, Nat Yontararak, Jonathan A. Coo, Corazon Coo, and Evelyn Salibio

Choir: Dr. James Bingham

Chamber Music: Dr. Victor Yuzefovich