Joselito Pascual represents a Philippine musical treasure as the country's most acclaimed classical and jazz-pop pianist. As an extraordinary child pianist, he won the top prize of the coveted Children's Museum and Library Inc. Piano Competition in the Philippines when he was nine.
He has both performed with the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra and the Manila Symphony Orchestra. Aside from being an accomplished pianist, he has proved himself to be a multi-talented performer. He showed his mettle as a master showman when he co-hosted the multi-awarded Philippine television show, Uncle Bob and Friends from 1979-1985. As a recording artist, he has recorded eight albums with Octo-Arts-EMI Records, five of which were certified Gold Records. Before he came to the United States, he was a premiere attraction at the world-famous Manila Hotel, both as a solo performer and leader of his band.
Mr. Pascual has performed in concerts in Asia, including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, and Hong Kong. He has also performed in other continents including Northern America (both in several cities in the U.S. and in Canada).
Mr. Pascual is a multi-awarded artist, receiving four "Best Instrumentalist of the Year Award" from the prestigious Aliw Awards in the Philippines. In 2002, he was recognized by the City of Los Angeles for his contribution and commitment to promoting cultural and artistic growth in the great City through his musical talent and stellar performances enjoyed by many.
His most recent performances include a greatly received and well attended concert at the Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles sponsored by UPMASA and one at the La Mirada Theater for the Performing Arts last July 15, 2005 sponsored by Gawad Kalinga. He also performed for the UST Medical Alumni Foundation and PMASCA and for ABS-CBN International (a Filipino television network), as part of the Centennial Celebration of the Filipino Pioneers in Hawaii. An honor graduate in Music, Joselito was also an outstanding scholar from the Philippine Women's University's College of Music and Fine Arts.
Joselito will release his latest CD recorded in the US entitled, "Joselito Pascual Plays Karim at Jasmin Suite" in time for the Gala Premiere here in the United States. It will be featured during the performance at the Terrace Theatre Long Beach Convention Center in 300 E Ocean Blvd, Long Beach, California.