Maria Liza Tarang
Maria Liza Tarang was born in The Philippines and started playing the violin at the age of seven. At the age of ten she joined the Orchestra of the Filipino Youth. She has performed with the Manila Symphony Orchestra, Manila Chamber Orchestra and the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also served as concertmaster of the National Philharmonic Orchestra, the Clarion Chamber Ensemble, the San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra and the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra. Maria Liza Tarang has represented her country at several ASEAN Music Workshops abroad. She participated in the First Pacific Music Festival under Leonard Bernstein in Sapporo, Japan and was awarded a Fellowship Grant by the Association of Japanese Orchestras which resulted in performances with several orchestras in Japan. She was also awarded a scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service which enabled her to study at the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Heidelberg-Mannheim in Germany under the tutelage of Wanda Wiłkomirska. Now based in Manila, Maria Liza Tarang is a sought-after orchestra leader for both classical and pops concerts. She has been a member of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong since 2008.
"Exquisitely fine was Tarang’s violin solo" Philippine Daily Inquirer