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Kammerchor Manila c/o

Hearts of Jesus and Mary Parish

Daily Mirror St., corner Bulletin St.,

West Triangle, Quezon City, Philippines.

ANTHONY GO VILLANUEVA

Musical Director

Anthony Go Villanueva, a pianist, conductor, singer, composer & arranger is acknowledged as one of the Philippines’ most promising choral conductors of his generation as his musical dynamism enabled him to reach a level of success & distinction rarely found at his very young age. Part of Anthony Villanueva's early musical foundation was his years studying in the University of Santo Tomas (UST) where he majored in Piano and Choral Conducting, under the tutelage of music luminaries Dr. Raul Sunico and Prof. Fidel Calalang Jr., respectively. In 2018, he finished his degree in Music, majoring in Choral Conducting at the Philippine Women’s University. He has enriched his solid choral experience as a former member of the UST Singers which he considers his biggest influence, and he now shares this knowledge & experience in successfully handling Kammerchor Manila. During his time with the UST Singers, he received the Benavides Outstanding Achievement Award for winning the Choir of the World in 2010.

In 2011, Anthony started his conducting career with Kammerchor Manila, a recipient of the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts Ani ng Dangal Award in 2016 and 2019. Since then, he has led the group in numerous performances, tours and competitions from the local to the international stage. In 2013, the group won 3rd place in the Chamber Choir Category at the 1st Andrea O. Veneracion International Choral Festival. In 2014, the choir was declared the Absolute Winner at the 42nd Festival of Songs in Olomouch, Czech Republic, where they also received gold medals and was declared category winner in multiple categories. In 2017, the choir was declared as the Grand Prix Winner at the 1st Leonardo da Vinci International Choral Festival held in Florence, Italy and the First Prize winner in Habaneras & 2nd Prize winner in Polyphony at the 63rd Certamen Internacional de Habaneras y Polifonia in Torrevieja, Spain. The group was also a finalist in the Grand Prix Round at the 8th Musica Eterna Roma, in Rome, Italy, and has received multiple gold diplomas in different categories in the said festival. In 2018, he also conducted Kammerchor Manila, as guest performers of the Jeju International Choir Festival & Symposium and World Choir Festival in South Korea and in the Third Macau International Choir Festival in China.

Aside from Kammerchor Manila, Anthony Villanueva also served as conductor of the following choirs:

  • The Commerce Cantemus Chorale (2006 - 2013) where he was awarded the Best Conductor Prize at the Annual UST Himig Tomasino for two consecutive years in 2012 and 2013;
     

  • The Pag-IBIG Fund Chorale (from 2011 - 2018), adjudged the Grand Champion at the 2014 Civil Service National Choral Competition, and winner of two gold medals and one silver medal at the Festa Musicale Grand Prix Pattaya in Thailand in July 2015;
     

  • The Cignal HD Vocal Ensemble (2014 - 2016) which won the Grand Prize in the Open Category of the TNG Choral Competition in December 2014 and 2016;
     

  • The Philippine National Oil Company Chorale (2015 - present);
     

  • The Minstrels Rhythm of Hope (2017 - present) whom he toured within Europe from April to June 2017. Under his baton, the Minstrels Rhythm of Hope won 2nd runner up at the Musica FEUropa 10 in May 2018;
     

  • Land Transportation Office – National Capital Region Choral (2017 – present) which won 1st Runner-Up in the 2018 Inter-LTO National Choral Competition
     

  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas Singers (2018 – present); National Power Corporation Chorale (2018 – present);
     

  • Infor Manila Chorale (2018 – present) which was awarded 2nd Runner-Up in the 2017 The Net Group Christmas Choral Competition and 1st Runner-Up in the 2018 TNG Christmas Choral Competition;
     

  • Philippine Cultural College (2018 – present) which is the Grand Champion in the 2019 Inter-Chinese Schools Choral Competition.
     

  • Miriam College High School Glee Club (2019 – present)

Anthony was invited to conduct series of workshop with the Hangzhou Philharmonic Choir in Hangzhou China, in 2018. He also regularly conducts workshops and choir clinic for choirs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and was recently invited as an adjudicator of the recently concluded Kuala Lumpur International Choir Competition. He was also regularly invited onto the juries of national competitions such as the National Music Competition for Young Artists Foundation (NAMCYA), Voices and Harmony and Alay Kay Don Bosco.