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February 28, 2008

CARMENCITA LOZADA, international violinist, was officially nominated, through Munting Nayon News Magazine (MN), for a posthumous Philippine National Artist Award (Gawad Pambansang Alagad ng Sining) for 2009.

Carmencita Lozada
The award is the highest national recognition given to Filipinos who have contributed to the development of Philippine arts.

Ms. Lozada's works, international reviews and other relevant documents; 15-CD album, a recording of her 50 year-musical career which was her gift to the Filipino people, and; the list of names of those who joined the Signature Campaign were included in the letter, with the accomplished nomination form, submitted to the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

The NCCA and the Cultural Center of the Philippines (CCP) are responsible for receiving nominations and recommending awards which are conferred by the Philippine government.

With the submission of Ms. Lozada's name to the NCCA, the Signature Campaign ends.

Munting Nayon was informed that NCCA will announce the winners in various art categories at the end of the year.

February 2008

Honorable Ambassador Romeo Arguelles
Embassy of the Philippines
The Netherlands

Dear Ambassador Arguelles,

On August 15, 2006 , Carmencita Lozada passed away in Manila and we lost a great Filipino artist who brought pride and joy not only to the Filipino people but the international community as well, through her violin virtuosity. Carmencita's music as manifested in her magnificent rendition of musical compositions emanating through the notes played on her violin will keep her legacy alive.

When one speaks of a Filipina violinist who has brought so much pride to her people and engraved the Philippines in the hearts and minds of discerning international musical community, only Carmencita Lozada comes to mind. For she is a woman of artistic substance who has endowed her people with pride, made known the wealth of our artistry and enriched the cultural heritage of the Filipino people through her violin and her music. Her winning the Paganini competition in Italy not once but twice at a very young age was proof of her mastery of the violin. For performing before a college of masters of music and winning it not once but twice, is not an easy feat.

In the 60's and early 90's, her concerts took her to many cities in Europe and elsewhere in the world. In those years when there were no diplomatic relations between the Philippines and the eastern European countries, she was chosen to be the soloist for ten concerts by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra and other symphony orchestras in Poland. She was also the soloist for the Sibelius Centennial Celebration in Birminghan, England, held in its Great Hall. She was commissioned to record the Khatchaturian Concerto in Hannover.

European critics acclaimed her a "passionate violinist," with "superhuman virtuosity," a musician with "the devil of a violinist in her blood." And yet, through all these accolade and honors, Carmencita maintained her humility which is rare in the realm of artists. Unlike other artists who delve in individualism, Carmencita shared her immense talent by helping and supporting young aspiring musicians.

Unprecedented was her offering to her countrymen, her Heritage Recordings of 20 CDs which brings to life her musical career that started at the age of 17 when she left the Philippines for Vienna. The CD collection, released in Manila last year, is indeed a treasure, which in her own words, is "the harvest of odyssey that spans over 50 years." Unfortunately, the repertoire of this world fame violinist was so vast it was impossible to include them all in the CD collection.

Listen to the Heritage Recordings and you will experience the music of Carmencita's violin flowing into your heart and bringing out a range of emotions from allegro to triste.
Mr. Ambassador, knowing your love for music and your effort to enrich the cultural heritage of the Filipino artists, we would like to request you to help us in our endeavor to bestow upon Carmencita Lozada the honor she so richly deserved as a national artist. This is to acknowledge her contribution to the cultural heritage of the Filipino people which she has enriched through her music.

Sincerely yours,

For: Friends of Carmencita Lozada:

Orquidia Valenzuela Myrla Danao

Aurora Payoyo Irma Galias
Paul Barten Eddie Flores
Edna Mijares Njio Boone Njio
Mary Ann Morales Melinda Brugman
Maria Doris Salandanan Ma. Alita Gonzales
Ruth Castillo Alyss Andico
Maitet Ledesma Ching Lansang
Eleanor Buman Mellie van Vulpen
Lily Nelmida Coni Ledesma
Peter Payoyo Marietta Abarquez
Nene Bartolay Krebbers Diana Oosterbeek-Latoza
Mireille Heijltjes Rochita Loenen-Ruiz
Yanie Houwkes Norma Teurlings
A. Pel Myrna Adams
Sally Koenz-Queliza Dirk Marks
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Leoncia Santoloma Tessie Oemar-Lacson
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