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International Pianist, Music Educator & Piano Pedagogue Updated January 2014

deeply moving, eloquent, with finesse and a deep musicality - Jim Lowe, Times Argus Barre, VT

refined nuances expressed through a masterful technique combined with artistic sensitivity - Rosalinda Orosa, Philippine Star


udolf P. Golez started basic piano lessons at age four

with his mother. As he progressed, he enrolled with Sr. Lourdes Allegado, RVM who prepared him for his Premier Piano Recital at the Lourdes College within a year of formal piano lessons. At age 11, Golez performed for then First Lady Imelda R. Marcos at the Coconut Palace in Manila. She was so impressed with his music that she offered him a scholarship abroad. The Philippine Revolution of 1986 put an end to this projected collaboration. Golez left for New York City at 13 and studied at the Juilliard School (pre-college) under Seymour Lipkin. In one of his visits home at age 17, he made his orchestral debut with the Manila Chamber Orchestra under the baton of Sergio Esmilla, Jr. playing Beethovens 4 th Concerto. Further studies brought him to Graz, Austria and finally graduated with the degree of Master in Music major in Piano Performance at the University of the Philippines in Diliman (2002).

Being the sole prizewinner at the First ASEAN Chopin International Piano Competition (2004), Golez is one of the Philippines notable young pianists today. He was featured soloist a t the Cultural Center of the Philippines Filipino Young Artists Series (2006). Other notable performances that won critical acclaim were performances with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra under the composer/conductor Cristobal Halffter of Madrid (2008 ), playing de Fallas Nights in the Gardens of Spain. Golez represents Philippines in concerts abroad namely China (2010), Russia (2012) and Australia (2013). In addition, he regularly performs in Philippines and United States with colleagues as a collaborative artist and soloist. Currently Golez is Dean of the College of Music of Liceo de Cagayan, of his hometown Cagayan de Oro and also serves as faculty of Philippine Womens University (PWU). Furthermore, he is enrolled in the PhD Performance program of PWU.

CURRICULUM VITAE Full Name: Date of Birth: Place of Birth: Citizenship: Status: Home Address: Rudolf Caesar Pelaez Golez August 23, 1973 Cebu City, Philippines Filipino Single Casa Blanca, Liceo de Cagayan University Rodolfo N. Pelaez Blvd., Carmen, Cagayan de Oro City 9000 Philippines (088) 8584093 to 95 local 109 + 63917 323 0823

Phone Number: Mobile Number: E-mail Address: ACADEMIC TRAINING Undergraduate:

Colegio de la Inmaculada Concepcion Cebu City, Philippines Bachelor of Music Major in Piano (1998)


University of the Philippines Master in Music Major in Piano (2002)


PhD Performance Program Philippine Womens University

(ongoing) PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Current Position: Vice-President for External & Cultural Affairs Liceo de Cagayan University Cagayan de Oro City Dean, College of Music Liceo de Cagayan University Cagayan de Oro City