Position: Musician Lead / Band Leader
Philippine Address: 295 E. Dela Paz St., Angono, Rizal, Philippines 1930
Employer: Disneyland, Hongkong
Acclaimed musician and percussionist, Mr. SATURNINO TIAMSON was the recipient of the Disney Legacy Award in 2013 for Outstanding Employee, bringing honor and pride to the Philippines. This award was conferred to him for his dedication in community and social services in Hong Kong, his extraordinary talent as a musician and trainer, and for his active role in promoting Filipino culture and the arts.
While working in Hongkong, Mr. TIAMSON gave free tutorial services through his Saturn Free Music Online using Skype and Facebook with students from the Philippines, Hongkong, Brunei, Malaysia and Kuwait. He also holds free music and percussion workshops for OFW members of the Mindanao Hongkong Workers Federation Drum and Lyre. He is also a regular columnist of Pinoy Musicians Abroad for HK Life Filipino Newspaper. As an active council member of HK Disney Volunteers, he spearheaded their community services in Hong Kong local organizations and communities.
Mr. TIAMSON’s continuing quest for excellence earned him the “Specialist Drums Certificate” for Berklee College of Music. He was awarded the Grade Percussion Certificate with Distinction by the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. He was also chosen as the special envoy of the Pambansang Samahan ng mga Banda sa Pilipinas, Inc., an organization in Hong Kong to help musicians inside and outside the country.
Every year he returns to the Philippines to conduct his Free Annual Band and Percussion Workshops in Manila and various provinces, such as Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Bulacan, and Cavite.
Having excelled in the field of music, Mr. TIAMSON deserves Bagong Bayani Award for Culture and the Arts.