Mary Katherine TRANGCO(Philippines)
Mary Katherine J.Trangco completed both her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Music Composition at the University of the Philippines College of Music. She trained under the country's leading composers such as Dr.Jonas Baes, Professor Josehino Toledo, and National Artists for Music professor Ryan Caybyab and Dr. Ramon Santos.
Her compositions have been performed in a number of competitions such as the Andrea O. Veneracion International Competition, and the Tolosa Choral Competition. She has worked with Philippines' internationally acclaimed choral groups like the Mandaluyong Children's Choir, Aleron All-Male Choir, and the Ateneo Chamber Singers.

Some of her most recent works include Man and Nature for choir and orchestra (Bangkota World Expo 2021), Pangamuyo : A Soundscape for Voices (Kwaresma, a motion picture). and 10, A soundscape capture of 3rd Street during the Pandemic (Composite by Numbers).
Katz is currently teaching composition and theory at the UP College of the Music while continuing her Doctoral studies, also at the same institution. On the side, she continues to conduct the community choir she co-founded 23 years ago, the Himig Sanghaya Chorale. She is also the current President of the Asian Composers League-Philippines and is a member of the Philippine Choral Directors Association.
Pahuway (Rest)
This piece is an expressive journey in finding peace in a moment in one's lifetime that is full of uncertainty and doubt. A sort of a prayer and a longing for stability for a world deprived of any form of normalcy, viewed from within the constraints one's home. Pahuway is Hiligaynon for "rest" .