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About the Composer

Tony Maiquez (View Compositions)

April 10, 1909 -

Birth Place: Manila
Mother: Angela Topacio

Antonio Maiquez received a degree in preparatory medicine before embarking on a multi-awarded career as a composer for the movies. His parents, both musicians, were his first music teachers. He became a pianist for Canadian Pacific Steamship Lines from 1932 to 1940 and a member of Serafin Payawal’s group that played in clubs. In 1947, he started his career as composer and became a musical director for the movies. He received the FAMAS Award for best music for five consecutive years (1954-1958) for the movies “Guwapo,” “Pandora,” “Cinco Hermanas,” “Yaya Maria,” and “Water Lily.”

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