Oscar Yatco

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Oscar Yatco
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Background information
Born(1930-11-23)23 November 1930
OriginUniversity of the Philippines
Died1 July 2014(2014-07-01) (aged 83)

Professor Oscar C. Yatco (23 November 1930 – 1 July 2014) was a Filipino-born German conductor and violinist.[1]

Early life[edit]

Yatco obtained his music teacher's diploma at the young age of 16 from the University of the Philippines in 1947. He trained with renowned teachers such as Ivan Galamian at Juilliard and with Wilhelm Stross at the State Academy of Music in Munich. He won top prizes in prestigious international competitions in Germany, and eventually performed as a soloist.[citation needed]

Music career[edit]

Yatco served as conductor, concert master, professor and music consultant for local orchestras such as the Manila Symphony Orchestra, the Cultural Centre of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra, and overseas in Hanover. Yatco commented in retrospect

After nearly 60 years of music making, I feel I’ve been very fortunate to follow this path. But there are many things in life that just happen. You can’t really determine your destiny. Just leave it to the powers that be.[citation needed]

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