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Jeremiah Padilla

Filipino pianist Jeremiah Padilla began musical studies at the Awit Center for the Arts in the Philippines. He then received a full scholarship to attend the Philippine High School for the Arts (PHSA), where he studied with Professor Nita Quinto. While still in high school, he had the opportunity to perform in major concert venues in the Philippines, including the Cultural Center of the Philippines, the University of the Philippines Abelardo Hall Auditorium, the PhilAmLife Auditorium, and the National Arts Center.

Jeremiah won the concerto/aria competition at JMU in 2019 and performed the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto with the JMU Symphony Orchestra. He has also played concerti with the University of Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Memphis Repertory Orchestra, and Awit Pilipinas Youth Orchestra. Jeremiah won first prize in two categories in the Beethoven Club of Memphis’s Young Artist Competition, and the Outstanding Collaborative Lieder Pianist Award at AIMS in Graz, Austria in the summer of 2019. He frequently enjoys performing with professors and notable graduate and undergraduate students.

Jeremiah is finishing his DMA at James Madison University, studying with Dr. Gabriel Dobner. Jeremiah received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Memphis under the tutelage of Dr. Victor Asuncion and Dr. Cathal Breslin. He also serves as adjunct faculty at JMU and Eastern Mennonite University.