Prof. Shinichi Minami, NPO Japan Junior Orchestra director, invited the students to join the concert. The six students are violinists Bruce Albert Lim and Valendez, violist Grant Eythan Lim, double bassists Diane Angelie Padua and France Mabalcon, and cellist Jaque Mabalcon.
Four other students of COMS joined the Japan-Thai Friendship concert earlier this year. The concert, which was held in Bangkok, Thailand, brought together young musicians from ten countries across Asia.
Prof. Abellana was a part of the ten-year music program of the Salvador and Pilar Sala Foundation from 1990 until 1999. The work of Ingrid Sala Santamaria of increasing appreciation for classical music was continued by Prof. Abellana with the help of other products of the program.
Prof. Abellana is also the owner of the Classic Orchestra Music Studio.