Ryan Villamor is a jazz pianist, composer-arranger, therapeutic harpist, educator,
and entrepreneur. He received his Bachelor of Music in Music Education at the
University of Santo Tomas Conservatory of Music (Major in Piano, Minor in
Percussion). A learner of life through music, his performance philosophy is further
honed by the principles of Anthroposophy, which he studied during his tenure as
a music educator at the Acacia Waldorf School in Santa Rosa, Laguna.
He recently received his award from Golden Globe Annual Awards for Filipino
Achiever 2019 for his outstanding and significant achievement in classical and jazz
As jazz pianist he has sessioned with Manila’s leading ensembles, including the
Manila String Machine, the Vince Lahorra Quartet, the Manila Philharmonic
Orchestra Jazz Band, and the Peninsula Manila Jazz Quintet. He likewise performs
his own compositions as bandleader for the Ryan Villamor Trio, which has
performed at such notable music venues as Cultural Center of the Philippines,
Tago Jazz Café, Minokaua Jazz Lounge, and the Ayala Museum.
As therapeutic harpist Ryan has offered his services at the Manila Adventist
Medical Centre, where he supports chaplains in administering bedside therapy for
ICU and cancer patients. He is currently completing his certification with the
International Harp Therapy Program, under the tutelage of pioneering music
therapist Christina Tourin.
Ryan likewise works as a full-time music entrepreneur via Ryan Villamor
Entertainment Services, providing live music for weddings and special events.
Common to Ryan’s many roles in jazz performance, therapeutic music service,
independent music composition, and live music entertainment is his belief in the
higher power of music to heal and transform. As a devout practitioner of
expressive improvisation across different genres and spaces of music, he aims to
find the essence of sound and convey a passion for life in every performance.
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