PABLO VERGARA

Real Name: PABLO VERGARA
(Composer, Lyricist, Arranger, Musical Director, Conductor of the Film Academy Symphony Orchestra and Film Director)
Contact Number: 09205360591
Email Address: gkpv26@yahoo.com


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Born in 1940 in his hometown of Sta. Rita in Pampanga, Pablo Vergara showed an inherent interest in music, playing the guitar at the age of four. He was a member of the Sta. Rita Institute band during high school. He came under the tutorship of Prof. Rufino Palma.

After high school, he studied music arrangement at the Naval School of Music. His professors included Maestros Restie Umali, Doming Amarillo and Polding Silos. His creative talent in the music field began when he composed his first song, God Knows which was sung by Randy Madrid. The song was adapted into a film which was produced under the Larry Santiago Productions. Pablo became the youngest musical director at the age of 18.

He joined the ranks of famous older musical directors like Prof. Josefino Cenizal, Tito Arevalo, Ernani Cuenco, Francisco Buencamino, Leopoldo Silos, Juan Silos and Restie Umali.

He was an Awit Awardee in l990. He was nominated for best musical scoring and theme song in the FAMAS Awards for three songs he composed for Fernando Poe Jr.’s film outfit, FPJ Productions. These songs included Mahal, Saan Ka Nanggaling Kagabi; Mahal, Ginagabi Ka na Naman; and Eseng ng Tondo.

He was also the director for these three films. He was also nominated for best theme song Katumbas ay Buhay in a Rudy Fernandez-starrer, Vendetta which also starred Rosemarie de Vera.

He also became a member of the board of directors of the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (FILSCAP). He is now the present vice-president of the United Film Musical Directors Association of the Philippines (UFIMDAP).

Pablo has so far composed more than 200 songs whose lyrics he also wrote. Some of his more popular songs are Bakit Ako Mahihiya? which was sung by Didith Reyes. His other songs included Mahal, Saan Ka Nanggaling Kagabi? (Imelda Papin); Bakit Ikaw Pa? (Geraldine); Babae, Ugat ng Pagkakasala (Anthony Castelo) and I’ll Never Let You Go (Louie Levant).

Once, he was also the musical director of singing talents like the Reycard Duet, Manilyn Reynes, and Eddie Mesa. He accompanied Eddie Mesa during the latter’s Canadian our in 1994 where Pablo conducted Canadian musicians.

He was the first ever composer/musical director of the DYNA recording company and also worked for big recording firms like Alpha, Vicor, Synergy, Viva, BMG and Universal Records.

In 2007, Pablo was requested by FAP officials to organize the first ever FAP Symphony Orchestra and was firmly guided by Academy Director-General Leo Martinez and Director William Mayo.

As a musical director, Pablo scored more than 100 Filipino films, produced by the country’s big producers. He recorded 70 long-playing albums.