Alvaro “Baring” Cui Bargayo
(19-Feb-1927 – 28-Aug-1949)
“…Shiny and sparkly/ And splendidly bright/ Here one day/ Gone one night” — Michael Jackson (Gone Too Soon)
Son of Alejandro Alegado Bargayo and Teofila Barcelos Cui.
Piano prodigy, even in a family of musicians; must have been the only sight reader of music in Carcar (then as today called primera vista–first sight) because musicians are always quick to attribute that ability of him: sight reading can be developed, but he seemed to have been born with it; equally quick learner on the violin; Carcar’s Maestro Bindoy (Brigido Lakandazon) was there to guide his musical talents; to this day Carcar musicians and music lovers still talk of Baring Bargayo with a sigh when they talk music, and Carcar music that was.
Died at 22, still a bachelor.
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