FOUNDERS & EXECUTIVE
MixLab Music Studios
Mariefrance Vasquez Ballester is the Co-founder and Chairman of the Board of MixLab Music Studios, Inc. She is also the Founder, Chief Executive Officer, and President of Musicondalla OPC, a music company specializing in Rondalla music, performance, and music publishing. She is a licensed professional teacher, soprano, rondalla musician, and music business entrepreneur. She graduated cum laude from the University of the Philippines College of Music and earned a Diploma in Creative and Performing Musical Arts and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree with a voice concentration and minors in piano and banduria. She has served as the UP Rondalla’s assistant music director since 2009 and is now the group’s technical director. She was also the vocalist and Octavina 2 player of the renowned Celso Espejo Rondalla (CER).
Mariefrance was the chairperson of the National Music Competitions for Young Artists (NAMCYA) Rondalla and Solo Rondalla Instrument Categories in 2016 and 2022, as well as this year’s competition in 2023. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in Music Business Law and Policy and Copyright Law from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently conducting fieldwork and research on the Philippine Music Industry for the completion of her Master of Arts in Music Business at the same institution.
Nemuel Estenzo Cervera is the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of MixLab Music Studios, Inc. He is a versatile musician, entrepreneur, and music producer. He pursued his passion for music by studying Music Education at UP College of Music. With a strong foundation in music theory and performance, Nemuel has developed a deep understanding of the art form.

In January 2020, he founded NEC Music Studio, a platform that provides comprehensive music production services. As the founder, Nemuel combines his creative abilities with his entrepreneurial skills to offer recording, mixing, mastering, and post-production services to aspiring artists.

Nemuel‘s success as an entrepreneur in the music industry continued to grow, leading him to become the CEO and Co-Founder of MixLab Music Studios in 2023. In this role, he oversees the strategic direction of the studio, fostering an environment where musicians can collaborate and flourish. With his expertise as a music producer, Nemuel is known for creating captivating and innovative soundscapes. He constantly pushes boundaries, exploring new genres and experimenting with different musical elements to bring unique and fresh perspectives to his work. Passionate about elevating the art of music, Nemuel is dedicated to mentoring aspiring artists and fostering a vibrant community of musicians. Through his diverse talents and unwavering commitment, he continues to make a significant impact in the music industry.
MixLab Music Studios
MixLab Music Studios
Prince John Divinagracia Barnal is the Co-founder and a Board Member of MixLab Music Studios, Inc. He began his career as a hard-working musician with a solid background in guitar and rondalla. He was a member of the University of the Philippines Rondalla, a trainee of the Celso Espejo Rondalla, and a guest performer of the National Commission on Culture and the Arts Employees’ Rondalla.

Prince has graduated from the University of the Philippines Diliman with a Diploma in Creative and Performing Musical Arts (DCPMA) major in Music Education and a concentration in Guitar and a minor in Banduria. He became the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Musicondalla OPC, a music company specializing in rondalla music and performance and music publishing, in 2022 due to his passion and commitment. He has also been appointed president of the University of the Philippines Rondalla.
As one of the founders, his vision for MixLab Music Studios is for it to provide excellent education and create outstanding music to lay a new foundation in the music industry.