Brass | Trombone
Arlan joined the Manila Symphony Orchestra in 2007 and has since performed with the orchestra in gala concerts, special concerts, outreach concerts, and tours. Prior to joining MSO, he was a member of the San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra (2006-2007) and Manila Philharmonic Orchestra (2003-2004).
Arlan started playing the trombone at age 12 with the Muntinlupa Majestic Band. He Studied trombone under Prof. Romeo San Jose in University of Santo Tomas and was a member of the UST Symphony Band, UST Symphony Orchestra, UST Jazz Band and UST Rondalla. Arlan was a member of the First SAYOWE (South East Asian Youth orchestra and Wind Ensemble) in Thailand. He won 3rd Place (highest prize) in National Music Competition for Young Artists (NAMCYA) Trombone Category C in 2001 and again in 2004, bagging 3rd place. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music major in Music Education with Trombone Emphasis from the University of Santo Tomas.