Cellist, 11, wins Estonia Young Musician

Cellist, 11, wins Estonia Young Musician


norman lebrecht

May 07, 2019

Refreshingly musical.

Damodar is from the Philippines.

Winners Concert in Estonia Concert Hall. 1st place Damodar das Castillo Category B Young Musician Tallinn 2019 International Competition for Pianist, Violinist and Cellist. Damodar das is studying under Prof. Barbara Leubke at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria under the support of Chairman Mr. Echauz of Standard Insurance, Inc.



  • Mustafa Kandan says:

    Filipinos are highly musical people and I am sure would produce many more talents if the interest in classical music were greater there & the poverty less. Unlike in China there is not that much interest in classical music.

    • Mr. Knowitall says:

      What do the Philippines and China have to do with each other?

    • Nik says:

      Indeed, I can’t think of any nation that is more ready to burst into song at every opportunity. And Filipino bands dominate the live music scene all over Asia.

  • Polo says:

    I also like the fact that the boy doesn’t put any of the so- called “emotional faces” we have to endure nowadays. He just concentrates on the sound and not the camera!

    • Esther Cavett says:

      ==boy doesn’t put any of the so- called “emotional faces”

      Yes, think Mitsuku Uchida