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Czech Guitarist Lukáš Sommer in the Philippines

This May, the Philippines heard for the first time the serenade of a renowned Czech guitarist and composer, Lukáš Sommer, as he brought to the country his music and artistry. Apart of concerts, he held Master Classes at the Filipino schools and universities.

The Czech Embassy in Manila brought to the Philippines Mr. Lukáš Sommer, one of the Czech Republic’s leading personalities in the generation of young musicians who displays an innovative style of classical guitar combined with the philosophy of yoga and meditation,

The Philippine tour commenced with a concert on May 6 at the National Museum of Natural History where he played his eleven original compositions.Lukáš Sommer also performed at the Euro-Pinoy concert organized jointly by the EU Delegation, EU embassies and cultural institutions at The Ruins, Poblacion, Makati City on May 7. Thereafter, he performed on May 8 at the Palm Grove Rockwell Center Makati. His Philippine tour culminated with a concert at Room Gallery in Puerto Galera on May 10 where Lukáš Sommer opened the exhibition “Merge” of various Filipino artists (Anna Lumpas, Chressa Yee, Elisa Certeza,  Janet Balecer,  Japs Avelino, Pritz Samillano, Rodel Perez, Wilfredo Rufon and Zheann Caganan) and glass sculptures of Czech artists Jiří Pačinek .

Aside from these performances, Sommer also conducted Master Classes at the University of the Philippines-Diliman College of Music and at the International School of Manila on May 6 and May 8 respectively.

Lukáš Sommer studied guitar and composition in the Czech Republic under the mentorship of prominent Czech professors and musicians such as Professor Věroslav Neumann, Professor Ivan Kurz, and Professor Vilma Manová. Apart from composing music, Sommer is also a sought-after arranger of popular music in the film soundtracks of Ondrej Soukup, Michael Kocáb, Oh Yoon Suna, and Johnny Mayer, and has worked with variety of Czech and international agencies.


Philippines Tour of Lukáš Sommer