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Robin Estrada ranks among the bold and innovative talents in Philippine composition today. His works meld Western forms with Southeast Asian musical styles that accentuate the finesse and fire of the region’s cultural diversity. His pieces evoke a unique sound that brings Asia to the world of contemporary art music. Robin is presently pursuing his Ph.D. at UC Berkeley. He received his bachelor’s degree in music from the University of the Philippines and completed his M.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Estrada’s works have been performed at several international settings such as the 19th Conference and Festival of Asian Composers’ League in Taiwan, American Choral Directors Association Conference in the United States, Polyfollia Festival in France, Nagano Music Festival in Japan, Federation Music Week-Contemporary Music of Australia and Asia Pacific in Australia, International Kammerchör Wettbewerb in Germany, Grand Prix Europeén du Chant Choral, Hungary and Asian Composers League Festival in Indonesia. He is a Quimson Fellow of the Asian Cultural Council. Estrada is also the recepient of the Nicola di Lorenzo Prize for his choral piece Et Apertum est Tumplum, the SFCM Choral Composition Contest First Prize for Aire de Nocturno, and the I Concurso Coral de Ateneo Musica Nova Award for Awit ni Solomon for 16 female voices. Pangadi for alto, violin, oboe, percussion, and saron was the Philippines’ entry to the Asian Composers’ League Young Composer Award. He has received commissions from different performing groups in the Bay Area and in the Philippines including the Empyrean Ensemble, Volti, San Francisco Choral Artist, and Ateneo Chamber Singers.