Seasons With Chorale: 22
Season Joined: 1995-96
Hometown: Hinunangan Southern Leyte, Philippines
Bachelor of Music - Voice Major - University of the Phils, UP Diliman Campus, Quezon City
Teacher's Diploma - Flute Major - Universtiy of the Phils
Do you also have a non-singing "day job"? If so, what do you do?
Licensed Realtor - State of California
Since 1994 to Present (Salesperson)
Mortgage Loan Consultant 1994-2008
Where else do you teach/gig/conduct/sing/perform?
Concert tour in the Visayan Islands, Phillippines
Chicago Concert - honoring the Philippine national hero Dr. Jose Rizal
Lecture & Concert on Phillippine music in connection with Dr. Jose Rizal's life and works - Kalayaan Haal in NYC; San Diego Statue U - LA Jolla; Lewis College - Sorsogon; Centro Escolar University - Manila; Liceo de Cagayan Univ - Cagayan de Oro; etc...
Solo concert tours: Aarburg, Zurich, Schaffhausen in Switzerland; Heidelberg, Germany; Singapore; Major cities in the Philippines; etc...
Van Helsing; Big Bang Theory (Medal Resistance); The Pacific Rim; King Kong; etc...
Highlights of your musical career:
Have done more than 118 opera productions with the L.A. Opera (1995-present)... and counting.
Principal role: Crisostomo Ibarra in the opera Noli me tangere, NYC; Washington, DC; Manila, Resorts World Productions. A Review from the Washington Post: "Malaki and his golden tenor anchored the opera and his expressive singing sent it soaring..."
Part of the touring group of the LAMC together with the LA Philharmonic on tour - The Gospel According to the Other Mary by John Adams, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel - London, Lucerne, Paris & NYC.
A defining moment of favorite LA Master Chorale onstage experience:
As a soloist in some concerts.
Active in helping out NGO's and institutions in their humanitarian projects - giving concerts and help raise funds for their various community projects - feeding program; hospital indigent patients' needs; education/scholarships; outreach and livelihood programs; etc...
Where do you live in L.A.?