On Ena Aldecoa

  • Art song and oratorio specialist Ena Aldecoa was educated between 2010-2014 by Hartmut Höll and Mitsuko Shirai, who are the most prominent art song duo in the second half of last century.

    Ms. Aldecoa, who is currently Assistant Professor of the UP College of Music and incumbent chair of the keyboard department, won the Inter-University prize of best art song singer at the Rising Stars Festival in January 2015 in Stuttgart for her commanding interpretation of German and French art songs.

    She has recently been invited by the Kulturamt Karlsruhe to give a solo recital later this year. She has also been invited to give a solo recital at the oldest German Mozart Festival in 2017, Mozartfest Wurzburg, a venue where even some of the best German artists fail to get in. In addition, she has been recognized to give a solo recital at the Festeburgkirche in Frankfurt, Germany for 2017.

    Never before in recent Filipino history have renowned International European Festivals invited a Filipino voice artist to perform in a solo recital. Ena Aldecoa is the exception. She stands in the genres of her expertise without competition not just here in the Philippines, but in Europe as well.

    Asst Prof Aldecoa is also an achiever in the field of piano performance and pedagogy. Her piano student was one of two from UP who made it into the Finals of the “First Henrietta S. Tayengco-Limjoco Piano Competition," although her student did not start studying the score until Christmas.


    Frauenliebe und Leben op.42 (Chamisso)

    #1 "Seit ich ihn gesehen", #2 "Er, der herrlichste von allen",
    #3 "Ich kann's nicht fassen, nicht glauben", #4 "Du Ring an meinem Finger",
    #5 "Helft mir, ihr Schwestern", #6 "Süßer Freund, du blickest",
    #7 "An meinem Herzen, an meiner Brust", #8 "Nun hast Du mir den ersten Schmerz getan"

    Ena Maria Aldecoa, soprano
    Madarys Morgan Verdecia, piano (Steinway)

    [Duration: 22:29]


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