Strings | Violin 2
“Since 2018, I’ve been playing with the MSO as a casual but it was only last 2019 that I became a regular member of the orchestra. It was always my dream to join and play with them because I enjoy watching their concerts since I was young . Working with MSO has taught me to be more matured in my career. As a music student, MSO has been a big help for me in making music and my performances better. I know I’m just starting in my music career, but everytime I play with MSO, I feel like I am not just working for myself or for a job. I really feel that I enjoy what I do; I find passion and fulfillment in making music with MSO. Everyone is helping one another to be better musicians and better people. I am blessed and will always be grateful to be a part of the MSO family.”
Dione started learning the violin at a very young age of 5. Since then, she has been fascinated with the instrument and continuously trained. In 2014, she became a member of the internationally-awarded Manila Symphony Junior Orchestra (MSJO), who won 1st Place in 2018 and 2nd Place in 2017 in the Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival held at the Musikverein in Vienna, Austria. She performed with the MSJO in its Europe concert tour in 2017 and 2018. Dione also participated in the 2019 Suzuki Summer and Winter Music Camps in Korea. She was semi-finalist in the National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) in 2016.
In 2019, Dione officially became a member of the MSO and has performed with the orchestra in its gala concerts, special concerts, outreach concerts, and tours including its first international concert tour in the 5th Hunhe River Symphony Art Festival held in the Shenjing Grand Theater, Shenyang, China in 2019. Dione was under the tutelage of Prof. Jeffrey Solares from 2005 to 2020, and currently studying under Maurice Ivan Saraza.
Dione has participated in seminar-workshops by the Philippine Suzuki Association namely, “The Heart of Suzuki “and “Fundamental Mastery”. She also completed Suzuki Book 1 Teacher Training under Prof Jeffrey Solares.
Dione is a scholar of the Manila Symphony Orchestra Foundation, Inc. and is currently in her 2nd year studying Bachelor of Music Major in Music Performance in Philippine Women’s University.