The beautifully set stage say Clasicas Españolas featuring world champion ANGELO ORTIZ. Ortiz was at the piano and on the backdrop was a giant picture of him. From afar, it looked as if there's a giant screen projecting this young man playing the piano. What I had in mind while listening and occasionally snapping photos was, Is he Spanish?
It never occurred to me that he is Filipino.Pardon my ignorance. And so when I went home, I immediately opened the PC and made some research......
He is already considered one of the “Pioneers of Classical Pop Piano Instrumental Composer and recording artist in the Philippines.”Ortiz is a grantee of the Spanish Program for Cultural Cooperation (SPCC). One of the goals of the Ministry of Culture of Spain is to promote stronger and better ties with former Spanish territories.