Wellesley Sophomore Performs Major Concert in the Philippines
Caitlin Coyiuto ’16 Plays Benefit Event With Acclaimed International Musicians
On June 29th in Alabang, the Philippines, Caitlin Coyiuto ’16 performed a major concert to benefit the Sa Don Bosco Street Children Village in Alabang. The young flutist performed An Evening of Flute and Piano Music with her mentor and acclaimed Japanese flutist Yuko Enomoto and with Coyiuto’s mother, Cristine Coyiuto, an internationally renowned pianist.
The two Coyiutos and Enomoto selected a range of pieces for the event, demonstrating the collaborative voices of flute and piano. Included in the program was the Hamburger Sonata by C.P.E. Bach and Mozart’s Sonata in D Major, Nocture et Allegro Scherzando by French composer Philippe Gaubert and Mei by modern Japanese composer Kazuo Fukushima.
The concert received wide coverage in newspapers throughout the Philippines, with reporters praising the gifts of the Coyiuto family and the beauty of the evening.
Rosalinda L. Orosa, writing for The Philippine Star, described the effect of the concert, which took place in the Chapel of the Forgiving Lord in Alabang: “What a holy, sanctified atmosphere enveloped the eclectic, esoteric, exquisite concert that ensued! It was marked by excellence throughout -- by seamless, effortless execution and eloquent, sensitive expression by the pianist, who was the assisting artist, and by the flutists.”
“Caitlin charmed the audience with her eloquence,” wrote The Philippine Daily Inquirer. “Playing in a relaxed manner, she etched solid and singing tones, whose elegance mesmerized the listeners. Musicality reigned supreme. And the confidence she cut all pointed out to an evolving bright musical career.”
Caitlin Coyiuto’s musical education began at the age of two, when her mother began teaching her the piano. She started playing the flute at 11, and continues her studies with Wellesley's Kathy Boyd and Linda Toote at Boston University.
Caitlin told BusinessWorld Weekender, “For me the flute is like an extension of the body… I am not a singer, but I find that the flute is able to emulate the human voice, with all its varied nuances and expressions.”
Wellesley looks forward to seeing (and hearing!) more of Caitlin’s gifts throughout her time on campus.