Pianist Jovianney Cruz at ManilaPianos

Posted on October 4th, 2015

Pianist Jovianney Cruz at ManilaPianos  http://www.pianos.phJOV CRUZ

Pianist Jovianney Cruz at ManilaPianos for the semi finals of 2015 NAMCYA Piano Semi-Finals Competition on Saturday, Oct. 17 

Jovianney Cruz was the first Filipino to be invited as Juror in the First ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition held in Kuala Lumpur and twice the adjudicator in the Hong Kong School of Music Festival’s several years of existence. In 1996, President Fidel V. Ramos conferred on Mr. Cruz The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM) Award for Music, for his contribution to the Arts. The Philippine Daily Inquirer has dubbed Mr. Cruz as “…one of the greatest pianists the country has ever produced!”[2]



  • Young Artists Foundation of the Philippines Scholar, 1980–1989
  • The Elva Van Gelder Memorial Scholarship, 1980–1984
  • Laureate, The Manhattan School of Music Preparatory Division Concerto Competition, 1983
  • The Anne-McDermott Memorial Scholarship for Chamber Music, 1984
  • Full Merit Scholarships, Manhattan School of Music, 1984–1991
  • Laureate, The Manhattan School of Music College Division Concerto Competition, 1985
  • The Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation Scholarships, 1987–1991
  • The Harold Bauer Award, 1989


  • Gold Medal, The Queens Symphony Soloists Competition, 1984
  • First Prize, New York State Music Teachers Association State Collegiate Artist Competition, 1984
  • First Prize, Five Towns Music and Art Solo Competition, 1985
  • First Prize, The Port Washington Piano Competition, 1985
  • First Prize, The Great Neck Symphony Piano Competition, 1985
  • Third Prize, Frinna Awerbuch International Piano Competition, 1985
  • First Prize, The Bergen Philharmonic Piano Soloists Competition, 1988
  • First Prize, The Haddonfield Symphony Piano Soloists Competition, 1988
  • Third Prize, Jose Iturbi International Piano Competition, 1988
  • Third Prize, Maria Canals International Piano Competition, 1990
  • Prizewinner, Rina Sala Gallo International Piano Competition, 1990
  • Third Prize, Pilar Bayona Piano Competition, 1992
  • Finalist, International Piano Competition of Jaen, 1993
  • Second Prize, International Competition for Piano and Orchestra in Sicily, 1994

Other awards[edit]

  • The Outstanding Young Men (TOYM), 1996
  • The Filipino World Class Achiever, 1999
  • The City of Manila Award for Arts & Culture, 2008