By Raymart Escopel
WITH his excellent singing prowess, 18-year old Renzo Vergara gave the favor back to his fellow Antiqueños through a series of concerts held recently.
The first leg of Renzo’s thanksgiving concert was held on Sept. 10 at the Municipal Covered Court of Tobias Fornier, while the second leg happened at the University of Antique Gym in Sibalom town on Sept. 12.
Hundreds of Antiqueños flocked to the said venues to witness what the local talent who hailed from Dao, Antique has to offer.
In an exclusive interview with Panay News, the young and rising musician said that he started singing when he was still in kindergarten. He shared that he first learned how to play guitar and continued to explore his talent until he was discovered when he joined MYX TV USA’s Star Camp in 2013. Armed with the determination of achieving his dream of entering showbiz, Renzo continued his journey to stardom until he was noticed by Manila-based arranger Pauolo Zarate who already worked with popular singers in the likes of Kris Lawrence, Charice Pemepengco, Toni Gonzaga, Aiza Seguera, and Eric Santos.
Renzo was given the opportunity to shine brighter when his original compositions like “The Girl” and “See Each Other Again” were put into his first album under Star Records. The album also features his soulful renditions of classic pop ballads of Martin Nievera, Rey Valera, and VST and Company.
With his talent and passion in music, Renzo was nominated as one of the Best Male Recording Artist in this year’s Star Awards.
Despite his busy schedule as an artist, Renzo still find time to balance things in his career and school. As a matter of fact, he is currently a second year college taking up Music Business Management in Meridian International College.
With the big feats that he achieved in his singing career at this early stage, Renzo proved that he is more than just a pretty face.
When asked of his message to his fellow young individuals who aspire to be like him, Renzo imparted to always keep on dreaming, always have faith, stay humble and never give up.
Entitled “Revere,” the recently concluded concert of Renzo Vergara in Antique is his way of giving back as well as reviving the culture and arts of his province.
The concert also featured other homegrown artists in the province such as Mario “Super Mario” Espino, the DCHS Hubon Glee Club; UA Dance Ensembl; Teatro Antqueño; UA Chorale; UA Cultural; Voice Power; Franz Bangcaya Tumblod; Sammy Rubido; Dante Beriong; Mark Anthony Quintela; Rennel Vanford V. Celorico; Florecel Vergara; Claire Alyssa “Candy” Dimzon; Selver Rica Celorico; Nicole Cazenas; Joanna Rose Cabanas, and Jigger Edsel Belida.
The successful concert was also made possible by the Justice Calixto O. Zaldivar Foundation in cooperation with the University of Antique-UASG and DCHS.
Panay News also took part on the said concert as its official and exclusive print media partner./PN