Saturnino “Satur” Tiamson, Jr.
Saturnino “Satur” Tiamson, Jr.
Independent / Educator

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Saturnino “ Satur ” Tiamson, Jr., hailed by Time Out Magazine as one of the Top 20 Musicians in Hong Kong in 2008, and TEDx Hong Kong presenter in 2016

As a session musician he has played for performing groups and entertainment companies such as Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (top theatre company in Manila), HK 3 Arts Musical Institute, Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts School of Drama, Syzygy (jazz band), Helium3 (rock band), William Elvin & The Circus Tour, Gip Percussion Ensemble in Hong Kong and among others. In 2018 he was featured as guest solo drummer with the Hong Kong Metropolitan Pop Orchestra and guest Percussion Artist at the first Asian Percussion Series held in Hong Kong in 2019.

He also performed as drummer and band leader in HK Disneyland Band , former Percussionist of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. Former Principal percussionist of the Manila Philharmonic Orchestra, Metro Manila Community Orchestra and guest musician at the San Miguel Philharmonic Orchestra. He was the Timpanist of the Southeast Asian Wind Ensemble in Thailand (2003) and toured in Asia with the Asian Youth Orchestra (2001 & 2004).

In 2016, he won multi- gold medals and awarded Senior Division Overall Champion in the instrument jazz category in the 20th Annual World Champions of Performing Arts in USA. At the same year, he bagged the 2nd prize for the Drum Set Category during the 14th edition of Italy Percussion Competition by Italy Percussive Arts Society. That same year, he was chosen by JCI Philippines as one of The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines for Arts in Music. Recently he received a Certificate of Recognition with Excellent rating from the US Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps virtual solo and ensemble festival.

He finished a Diploma course in Percussion at the University of the Philippines College of Music and Bachelor of Music for Percussion Performance at St Paul University College of Music and Performing Arts, Manila. His continuing quest for excellence also earned him the Specialist Drums Certificate with Berklee College of Music Online with Celebrity Scholarship Award. He also earned Distinction in ABRSM Percussion and Rockschool Drum exams. Currently, his finishing his Masters of Music in Percussion Performance at St Paul University Conservatory of Music.

He conducts percussion and drumset workshops in Asian countries. Sharing his time and resources to promote music among the young and OFWs earned him the Bagong Bayani (modern-day hero) Award for Culture and the Arts in 2014, ABS-CBN Gawad Geny Lopez Jr. Bayaning Pilipino (Filipino hero) Award for Asia Pacific in 2015, University of the Philippines Alni Association Distinguished Alumnus Award for Culture and the Arts in 2018 and Presidential Award in 2018 conferred by the President of the Philippines.

Tiamson is currently teaching drums and drum circle at Harrow International School Hong Kong, The ISF Academy, United Christian Music Academy and Initial- P Percussion Studio. He also teaches snare drum at Hong Kong International Drummer Festival and an active online drum teacher since 2011.

He is Zildjian and Prologix drum pad Artist. Saturn is a member of Percussive Arts Society World Percussion Committee, Liaison to International Committee and President of Percussive Arts Society Philippines.



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