MANILA, Philippines – Triple Fret, an all-female musical trio, won first prize at the 27th Japan Guitar Ensemble Festival last June 28 at the Kyurian Hall in Shinagawa in Tokyo, Japan.
According to the the release posted on the website of the Philippine embassy in Japan, Triple Fret also won 3 other awards – the Japan Guitar Association Award, the Kohno Guitar Award, and the Harumi Award for Best Performance of an Original Contemporary Composition for Guitar Ensemble.
Composed of Jenny de Vera, Iqui Vinculado and Marga Abejo, Triple Fret was formed in 2011 by the members from the University of the Philippines College of Music and University of Sto. Tomas Conservatory of Music. They have performed various repertoires such as Spanish guitar pieces, Filipino traditional music and classical pieces.
The trio has traveled and performed in Asia and Europe. They recently performed at the Philippine Independence Day reception in Japan hosted by the Philippine ambassador to Japan, Manuel Lopez. – Rappler.com