Camilla Ayeesha Emperado is a young musician based in Dubai.


Filipina teen in Dubai wins in CMA Young Musician Competition

A 13-year-old Filipino music prodigy in Dubai has bested other gold medal winners in the recent Center for Musical Arts Young Musicians Competition.

Camilla Ayeesha Emperado won the Upper Intermediate Category for Classical Music in the Level Awards Final. “It feels surreal, and I am still in shock,” Emperado said, while thanking her supporters, ” I couldn’t have achieved this without the love, support and prayers of each and every one  of you. Thank you so much for always cheering me on and believing in me.”

Camilla Ayeesha Emperado wins the Upper Intermediate Category for Classical Music in the Level Awards Final.

Emperado earlier bagged the gold medal in the Piano Upper Intermediate Category. She also joined the Lower Intermediate Woodwind and Brass Category, winning the bronze award with her saxophone performance.

CMA Young Musician Competition is an annual competition for musicians in the UAE. The competition has two rounds: the Class Heats, followed by four Level Awards.

Following her win, Emperado paid tribute to her music teacher Renna Zetha-Mamba whom she describes as a “mentor and inspiration throughout my musical journey”.

Emperado plays the piano and the saxophone, and also sings and dances. She has performed in various events in Dubai, including at Expo 2020 and the inaugural G-Force Dance Concert in Dubai organized by the celebrity dance group. ICA/Expat Media

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