Rey Vincent Sunglao
He was born in Betis, Guagua, Pampanga on June 18, 1995. He had his Elementary years in Betis Elementary School and Sta. Ines Elementary School where he graduated as 3rd Honorable Mention. Rey attended High School in Don Honorio Ventura Technological State University.
Rey is now a graduating student of St. Scholastica’s College, Manila (SSC). He is taking up Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education with Double Bass Principal. Rey started his music training at the age of 10 as a choir boy at the Mirabilia Dei Foundation Inc., Betis, Guagua, Pampanga. When he was in his third year High School, he started having Cello lessons and soon had to audition for a Bachelor’s Degree in Cello in St. Scholastica’s College, Manila but was given a full scholarship for Bachelor of Music Major in Music Education with Double Bass Principal. 2011 was the year he started having formal lessons for the Double Bass under the tutelage of Rommel Cruz, Double Bass Assistant Principal of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2012, Rey started playing with the Manila Symphony Orchestra as a Double Bass player. He is a consistent Dean’s Lister since 2012.
The Future Faces Manila served as one of his pillars of strength to continue his studies under the SSC School of Music as he was offered by the foundation a 5 year of full scholarship. Rey is also a volunteer of the Tzu Chi Foundation Philippines. Recently, he passed the audition in Asian Youth Orchestra 2016 Music Festival and Asia Tour where he represented the Philippines as one of its delegates and had the opportunity to play with young and talented musicians from different Asian countries and territories. Rey’s advocacy is to raise the percentage of Double Bass players in the Philippines by teaching music and introducing the Double Bass to the young people of the country.