(Counterclockwise from top-left: Amb. Teehankee delivering his welcome remarks; WTO DDG Brauner delivering his brief remarks; Audience listening intently to Dr. Sunico’s introduction; Dr. Sunico performing the mini-concert)

14 JUNE 2019, GENEVA – Internationally-acclaimed Filipino artist, Dr. Raul Sunico, performed a mini-concert for an intimate group of music lovers in one of the historic rooms of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Headquarters.

In his welcome remarks, Ambassador Manuel A.J. Teehankee, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to the WTO, thanked the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA) and the World Trade Organization (WTO) for their cooperation in bringing this event to fruition. WTO Deputy Director-General Karl Brauner welcomed Dr. Sunico to the WTO and praised the musical prowess of Filipinos.

Before his performance, Dr. Sunico introduced his six-piece repertoire, which included pieces by Chopin, Schubert, Ravel, Liszt and Filipino composer, Francisco Buencamino. Dr. Sunico’s performance ended with a standing ovation, after which he conversed with the audience in a short question-and-answer session.

The said mini-concert was attended by several Permanent Representatives to the WTO, WTO Appellate Body Members, WTO Secretariat Members and other prominent music lovers based in Geneva. END.