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Fil-Am pianist Adolovni Acosta in Bangkok Piano Recital on Jan. 31

New York-based Filipino-American pianist Adolovni Acosta is holding a piano recital in Bangkok on Jan. 31. Acosta, who is also currently a professor at Mahasarakham University College of Music in Northeast Thailand, will perform in a piano recital produced by D & M Music Studio starting at 4 p.m. at the Siam Ratchada Auditorium in the ground floor of Fortune Town Building by Rama 9 MRT Station.

Acosta, born 1946, is a concert pianist and recitalist. She came to the United States in 1968 as a graduate student on full assistantship in the World Music program of Wesleyan University in Connecticut. She studied the piano in the U.S. for 14 years with four different teachers, and graduated from The Juilliard School (M.S.) on the John D. Rockefeller 3rd Fund scholarship awarded by the School and the University of the Philippines.

Acosta has performed in 50 cities in 29 countries in five continents including  Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Nepal and India, at the finest venues that include Salle Cortot in Paris; Wigmore and Purcell Halls in London; Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and the Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center, and Steinway Hall in New York; Hallwylska Museet in Stockholm; Odd Fellow Palæet in Copenhagen; Der BeethovenSaal in Bonn, Germany; Yamaha Concert Hall in Vienna; Centro Cultural Recoleta in Buenos Aires; Teatro Nacional in Brasilia; Sala Carlos Chavez in Mexico City; Thailand Cultural Center; and the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Among the competitions she has adjudicated are the Thailand First Mozart International Piano Competition, the Young Mozart International Piano Competition in Bangkok, the Finals of the Chopin Competition at the University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music in Manila in December 2010, the East & West Artists International Auditions in New York, and the New York Chopin Competition.

This article was first published in Travel Life + by Percy Roxas,