Famous Composers from Philippines

List of notable or famous composers from Philippines, with bios and photos, including the top composers born in Philippines and even some popular composers who immigrated to Philippines. You might also be interested in famous Filipino film score composers and famous record producers from the Philippines. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Filipino composers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These composers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known composer from Philippines is included when available.

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This historic composers from Philippines list can help answer the questions "Who are some Filipino composers of note?" and "Who are the most famous composers from Philippines?" These prominent composers of Philippines may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Filipino composers.

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  • Arnold Zamora
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    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Tagbilaran, Philippines
  • Jaya
    Photo: U.S Government / Wiki Commons
    María Luisa Ramsey Kagahastian-Gotidoc (born March 21, 1970), known professionally as Jaya, is a Filipino soul singer, rapper, record producer, actress, dancer and presenter of mixed Jamaican and Visayan descent. She was a talent of GMA Network but later transferred to ABS-CBN, where she serves as one of the head jury of the Tawag ng Tanghalan segment of the Philippine noontime variety show It's Showtime. Jaya is the first Filipino recording artist to chart in the United States, as her debut single "If You Leave Me Now" peaked at 44 at the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
    • Age: 54
    • Birthplace: Manila, Philippines
  • Kean Cipriano
    Photo: PTMTolibas / flickr / CC-BY-NC-ND 2.0
    Kean Edward Uson Cipriano, better known as Kean Cipriano is a Filipino singer, composer, actor, and musician. He is well known as the current vocalist of pop-rock band Callalily.
    • Age: 35
    • Birthplace: Philippines, Pasig
  • Lito Camo (born March 12, 1972) is a Filipino singer and songwriter. He is known for his songs novelty songs including "Bakit Papa? Tawag mo ako?", "Spaghetti Song", "Bulaklak", "Wowowee", "Boom Tarat Tarat" and "Otso-Otso" which earned him the moniker King of Novelty Songs. Lito Camo was a native of Bongabong, Oriental Mindoro.
    • Age: 51
  • Nilo Alcala
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    Nilo Alcala is a Filipino-American composer and 2019 The American Prize Winner in Composition. He is the first Philippine-born composer to be commissioned by the Grammy-nominated Los Angeles Master Chorale, and also to receive the Aaron Copland House Residency Award.
    • Age: 45
  • Nora Aunor (born Nora Cabaltera Villamayor; May 21, 1953) is a Filipino actress, recording artist, and film producer. Aunor has also appeared in several stage plays, television shows, and concerts. She is known as Philippine cinema's "Superstar" and is regarded as the People's National Artist. The Hollywood Reporter called her "The Grand Dame of Philippine Cinema" for her performance in the movie Taklub.Aunor started her career in the Philippine entertainment industry as a singer after she won an amateur singing contest. She made her film debut with All Over the World (1967) and appeared in youth-oriented films produced by Vera-Perez Pictures and United Brothers Production. Aunor ...more
    • Age: 70
    • Birthplace: Iriga, Philippines