A gifted musician travels the world while doing what she loves.
“In any kind of craft, you have to love what you’re doing. You have to put lots of time, hard work, dedication, and passion. I used to play with my cousins and my father tell let my cousin ‘ok, you go home, you go home. My daughter will practice the violin.’ And I was crying, haha. But I realized at the end of the day, it will pay off later.
We played recently to the Empress and Emperor of Japan in Malacanang with President Benigno Aquino. It feels so fulfilling. And to think that we’re playing in Carnegie Hall where all the famous musicians only perform. It’s an honor. When we set our foot on the stage, the acoustics sound round and I realize it’s so beautiful. I feel honored and fulfilled because it’s for the country.”
I now present to you the Centennial Oratorio.
“You can feel the difference because there’s deeper meaning. You can feel God’s embrace. For me, it’s for the glory of God. I do believe everything is God’s gift. Our talent is just a borrowed gift. Now I feel fulfilled because I’m not just playing because of work. But there is a deeper meaning in my life. I feel complete. I feel perfectly secured.
I am Virna Valerio and I am a member of the Church of Christ, Iglesia Ni Cristo.”