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Ching completes Mozart’s ‘Sinfonia,’ world premiere in Germany

One of the world’s oldest orchestra will perform the world premiere of Tsinoy composer Jeffrey Ching’s take on “Sinfonia Concertante in A Major,” an unfinished work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Slated for Sept. 22, the piece will be performed by Staatskapelle Dresden, an orchestra based in Dresden, Germany, founded in 1548. Esteemed German tenor and conductor Peter Schreier, 81, will conduct the Staatskapelle Symphony Orchestra. The symphony was written for violin, viola, cello and orchestra. The three soloists reportedly will be principals of the Staatskapelle Dresden.

Media reports say that Ching has other new works lined up for premiere performances, beginning September until 2019 in various cities in Asia and Germany.

A graduate of Xavier School in Greenhills, San Juan, Ching studied music and Sinology at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, philosophy and composition at Cambridge and London universities in England. His parents are Alfredo and Encarnacion Ching.

He now lives in Berlin with wife, soprano Andión Fernández. They have two musically talented children – Jeffrey Jr., 11, and Clara, 7, both of whom are winners of the Jugend Musiziert, a competition for children and adolescents in Berlin.