\n<div style="padding: 5px 5px 5px 5px; margin: 5px 0px 5px 10px; width:300px; float: right; background-color:#000; border:solid 1px #000; line-height:13px;"><img src="http:\/\/images.gmanews.tv\/blogs\/kmjs\/uploads\/2011\/02\/lorenzo-medel-2.jpg" width="100%"><div style="margin: 3px 3px 3px 5px"><font size="1px" color="#FFFFFF"><b>Lorenzo Medel<\/b><\/font><\/div><\/div>The Manila Chamber Orchestra Foundation (MCOF), in partnership with the Filipinas Heritage Library, presents the young piano prodigy Lorenzo Medel in a concert slated on March 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m. at the Filipinas Heritage Library (formerly Nielson Tower), Ayala Triangle, Makati City, as part of the MCO Young Artists Series 2011. <br rn\/><br rn\/>The 14-year old Lorenzo, or Enzo as his friends call him, started playing the piano in early 2005 at age 9\u00bd with his brother Andrew guiding him. After several months of playing, he won first place at the 2005 La Salle Green Hills Music Fest (piano category), despite being pitted against contestants who had far more years of experience with the piano than him. In 2006, Lorenzo enrolled at the UP College of Music Extension Program under the tutelage of Professor Mauricia Borromeo, and since then participated in several music competitions including the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA), the Piano Teacher\u2019s Guild of the Philippines and the 2008 Piano Competition of the University of the Philippines\u2019 College of Music. He has also participated in master classes conducted by Professor Reynaldo Reyes, Prof. Ramon Santos, pianist Ariel Dechosa, Prof. Lydia Artymiw, Prof. Aries Caces, Fr. Manuel Maramba and Israeli pianist Victor Goldberg. <br rn\/><br rn\/>In 2008, Lorenzo made his MCO debut wherein the event was named \u201cthe recital of the year by a young artist." Last year, he made his astonishing \u201ctour de force" performance during his second solo recital at the Philamlife Theater performing Beethoven\u2019s 3rd concerto with the Manila Symphony Orchestra. Critics hailed Lorenzo\u2019s performance as \u201celoquent and towered as a pianist of consequence at the end. Unmistakably, he is a pianist on the road to greatness!" <br rn\/><br rn\/>Lorenzo also participated in an international collaboration of distinguished young pianists for the children-victims of the Haiti and Chile earthquakes, and was cited by the Philippine Graphics Magazine in its 20th anniversary issue as one of the \u201cYoung Leaders of 2010". <br rn\/><br rn\/>At present, Lorenzo is a 2nd year high school student at La Salle Green Hills and wishes to pursue a career in music. <br rn\/><br rn\/>The concert is made possible through grants from BusinessWorld, HighLife and Lyric Piano. For Tickets, please call TICKETWORLD (891-9999), Filipinas Heritage Library (892-1801 or 0917-5612413) and MCO Foundation (750-0768 and 0920-9540053).