Our official piano accompanists are fully booked as of Nov 3, 2017.
We are very lucky and happy to introduce Mr. Erik Li, Ms. Remi Namtep and Mr. Alex Kam To Chau as piano accompanists for the competition! If you need a piano accompanist with experience and qualifications for instrumental or vocal solos, contact us as soon as possible so that we can make the arrangements for you.
Piano Accompaniment Fee :
2,000THB for each Round during the competition including one hour rehearsal.
1,000THB for extra rehearsal.
Thai pianist REMI NAMTEP was born in Chiang Mai on January 7, 1980. She began studying piano with her mother AYU NAMTEP at the age of four. Later, attending Payap University, she studied with Jamie Shaak and Bennett Lerner, with whom she studied in Payap’s Master’s degree program. Ms. Namtep has won prizes in the Nat Yontararak Piano Competition and the Mahidol Youth Music Competition, and, when sixteen years old, passed the Trinity College of Music ATCL exam with the highest score.
A beloved piano teacher, whose students regularly win prizes, she has received the Trinity College of London Best Teacher certificate. Ms. Namtep is currently teaching at Payap University Music Academy. She loves reading, drawing and studies Japanese.
Mr. Alex Kam To Chau
Erik will be back to CGIMF in 2018
Li, Geoff-Erik started receiving formal piano training at the age of four. Born and raised in a family of music enthusiasts, Li has spent most of his time actively involved in music.
Li studied music in the Hong Kong Baptist University MFC programme under the tutelage of Mr. Chong Hung and gave his debut public piano recital at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre in 1997. Afterwards he continued his study of Music (major in piano performance and choral conducting) with scholarship at College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati. Upon his return to Hong Kong, he completed his greater educational attainments of music in the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with scholarship under the guidance of Prof. Gabriel Kwok, the Department Head of Keyboard Studies.
Li is a multi-disciplined musician and appeared on RTHK Radio 4 recording piano performance and interview; as soloist playing Grieg Piano Concerto in A minor with Musicogenic Symphony Orchestra; Gershwin Rhapsody in Blue with Hong Kong Symphonic Winds; Saint-saens Piano Concerto No. 2 with Opera Prima Festival Orchestra; as music director, producer and performer at charity concerts for the Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society since 2009. He later found interest in singing under the inspiration of soprano Dr. FF Poon and received vocal training under the instruction of Madam Ella Kiang and Mr. Dong Jian Gong and performed in Hong Kong Anti-Cancer Society Fund Raising Concert in 2010 and 2013 and Opera Hong Kong Fund Raising Concert in January 2014.
Besides being a performer, Li is a passionate music educator. He has been invited to offer masterclasses, seminars and interactive workshops in Hong Kong, Sydney, Taipei, Singapore, Qingdao, Dalian, Harbin and Toronto during the last decade.
In 2010 and 2015 Li founded the GEOFFERIK MUSIC CONSERVATOIRE (Hong Kong) and GEOFFERIK MUSIC CONSERVATOIRE (Thailand) respectively and devoted himself to music education for talented students and music enthusiasts of all ages.
Currently Erik is enjoying his life sojourning in Chiang Mai since May 2015.