FELICIANO, Francisco (Francisco). b. Morong, Rizal, Philippines, 19 Feb 1941. Feliciano came from a family steeped in music. He grew up literally breathing music, from his father’s organ playing in the parish church to the brass band that the family owned where he played the clarinet as a young man. It was no surprise, therefore, that he took up formal studies in music, first at the University of the Philippines, majoring in composition, where he obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Later, he took up composition studies with Heinz Werner Zimmermann and Isang Yun at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin, and church music at the Berliner Kirchenmusikschule. This was followed by the...
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