Chiang Mai  Ginastera International Music Festival

2016 Competition Winners Concert

2016 Competition Winners Concert


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A special concert by the prize winners of the first Chiang Mai Ginastera Music Festival Competition!
May 6, 2017 Saturday 13:00 / Winners’ Concert featuring the following 8 performers:

Please see 2016 Competition Bronze Prize Winner Yen Ni Wu with CPO for the evening event.

DATE:
May 6, 2017 Saturday 13:00 / Competition Winners Concert
May 6, 2017 Saturday 19:30 / CPO Orchestral Music Concert with Yen Ni Wu
VENUE:
Kad Theater at Kad Suan Keaw 5F
TICKET:
700, 500, 300THB (150THB for students)
Buy only one ticket to see both concerts
CONTACT:
053-244-444 Ext. 19008
jjcadenza5@gmail.com

Wisuwat Pruksavanich

Wisuwat

2nd Silver Prize: Saxophone :Thailand
Ku Ku / Barry Cockcfroft
Karn / Wisuwat Pruksavanich

 

Wisuwat Pruksavanich is the first Thai saxophonist in contemporary classical music to become a Yamaha Artist. He has made his name on the world stages as soloist in Narong Prangcharoen’s world premiere “The Dawn of Darkness” at Ki Zu Na Concert 2012, Sumida Triphony Hall, Tokyo Japan. As a member of Siam Saxophone Quartet, he performed world premieres, Robert Lemay’s Ligne(s) médiane(s) and James J. Ogburn’s Gliese 581g at the 16th World Saxophone Congress 2012, St Andrews Scotland.

Born in Thailand in 1985, Wisuwat grew up in Hatyai, Songkhla and began saxophone practice in Saengthong Vitthaya School Marching Band at the age of ten. The passion for contemporary classical saxophone music led Wisuwat to move from Hatyai to the College of Music, Mahidol University where he met his inspirational professor, Mr. Shyen Lee, for pre-college, undergraduate and graduate programs.

Christian Lauba, a French composer, while randomly watching youtube came upon a video performed by Wisuwat — Hard too Hard, one of Christian’s toughest compositions. He invited Wisuwat to join his master class in Lisbon, Portugal.

Wisuwat also obtained several prizes at national and international level in Saxophone related music competitions: 1st Prize from 9th Asian Symphonic Band Competition 2007, 1st Prize, Thailand Yamaha Big-Band Competition 2000, 2nd Prize from Chiangmai Ginastera International Music Festival 2016, 2nd Prize from 8th Osaka International Music Competition Osaka Japan 2007 and so on. Recently the Hard Fairy album was nominated for Best Instrumental Album and Wisuwat himself, was nominated for Best New Artist at the 11th Komchadluek Awards.

Today, Wisuwat is a saxophone instructor at Mahidol University’s College of Music and a saxophonist in Cloud Wanderer, Siam Saxophone Quartet as well as a contra-bassoonist in Mahidol Wind Symphony and a bassist (sideman).

Chinnawat Themkumkwun

Chinnawat

Outstanding Thai Musician~JAL Special Prize: Classical Guitar :Thailand
Koyunbaba op.19 ~ Carlo Domeniconi (b.1947)
The Prince’s Toys ~ Nikita Koshkin (b. 1956)
I. The Mischievous Prince, IV. The Tin Soldiers, V. The Prince’s Coach

 

Chinnawat Themkumkwun was born on July 3, 1994 in Bangkok, Thailand. He started playing the classical guitar when he was fifth-teen years old. In 2010 he was admitted to the Young Artist Music Program at College of Music, Mahidol University and studied classical guitar with Nalin Komentrakarn. He was awarded scholarships of classical guitar department. He graduated in Young Artist Music Program with Excellent Student Award with highest GPA. In 2013 he continue his undergraduate and studied classicalguitar with Dr. Paul Cesarczyk. He graduated in Bachelor of Music with 1st class honors.He has won over 30 prizes of music competitions such as :

Year 2009

  • 3rd prize of The Classical Guitar Idol Guitar Competition
  • Semi-Finalist of 13th Settrade Youth Music Competition (Junior High School Category)

Year 2010

  • Silver prize of Yamaha Acoustic Competition (Classical & Non-Classical Categories)
  • 3rd prize of Thailand International Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior Category)

Year 2011

  • 1st prizes of Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior & Open Categories)
  • 1st prizes of Hua-Hin Classical Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior & Open & Ensemble Categories)
  • 2nd prize of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior Category)
  • Semi-Finalist of Conrad Young Musician Competition

Year 2012

  • 1st Gold Medal prize of 15th Settrade Youth Music Competition (High School Category)
  • 2nd prize of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior Category)
  • 3rd prize of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
  • 4th prize of Thailand Local Guitar Competition

Year 2013

  • 1st prize of Thailand International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
  • 2nd prize of Thailand Local Guitar Competition
  • Best Thai player of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
  • Finalist of Mahidol University Concerto Competition (College Category)

Year 2014

  • 1st prize of Thailand Guitar Society (TGS) Guitar Competition (Open Category)
  • 1st prize of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
  • 2nd prize of Jakarta International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
  • Gold Medal prize of Trinity Guitar Open Stage (Open Category)
  • Semi-Finalist of 17th Settrade Youth Music Competition (College Category)

Year 2015

  • 1st Gold Medal prize of SET Youth Music Competition (College Category)
  • 1st prize of Tarrega Malaysia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
  • 1st Gold Medal prize of Sangsom Road to Carnegie Hall Music Competition
  • 1st prize of Thailand Guitar Society (TGS) Guitar Duo Competition
  • 2nd & Special prize of Jakarta ASEAN Guitar Festival & Competition

Year 2016

  • 1st prize of Taiwan International Guitar Festival & Competition
  • 2nd prize of Singapore International Guitar Festival & Competition
  • 1st & 3rd prizes of Classical Guitar Alliance (CGA) Ensemble Competition
  • 3rd runner-up Gold Medal prize of 19th SET Youth Music Competition 2016 (College category)
  • 4th prize of Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium & Competition
  • Silver Medal prize of 18th SET Youth Music Competition (College Category)
  • Award for Outstanding Thai Musician of Chiangmai Ginastera International Music Festival & Competition

Chinnawat has attended master classes with renowned classical guitarist including David Russell, Shin-ichi Fukuda, Eduardo Fernandez, Roland Dyens, Judicael Perroy, Aniello Desiderio, Marco Tamayo, Marcin Dylla, Francisco Bernier, Dr. Angelo Favis, Dr. Robert Trent, Tomonori Arai, Sachiko Miyashita, Ekachai Jearakul and many others. He has given a solo concert in many countries including USA, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand. He also has classical guitar recording album in South Korea. He is the soloist of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra of 11th and 12th seasons in 2016-2017
He is currently guitar instructor at the Music Campus for General Public, College of Music Mahidol University and his private studio. In addition, He still have international guitar competition as the “representative of Thailand” and concert as the “Artist”

Yayoi Sumitani

YAYOI

Ginastera Award : Piano :Japan
Danzas argentinas Op.2 / Alberto Ginastera

 
YAYOI SUMITANI was born and raised in Kobe, Japan, started taking piano lessons at the age of 6.
Graduated from the Osaka College Music.

She won the Ginastera Special Prize for the Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival and Competition.

Nutthivudh Nopkaew

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Usaato Award : Piano :Thailand
Sonata No.1 Op.22 1st, 3rd, 4th movement / Ginastera

 

A pianist, Nutthivudh Nopkaew was born in 1992 in Mahachai, Samutsakorn province, Thailand. When he was sixteen, Nutthivudh started playing the piano and studied with Ajahn Thanainun Jiratechasit. later two years, he studied with Dr. Pornphan Banternghansa for two month and then studied with Ajahn Bakhtiyor Allaberganov. Later, since 2011, Nutthivudh has been a piano performance major at the College of Music, Payap University, where he is studying piano with Ajahn Atsuko Seta.

Super Brass Quartet

SuperBrassQuartet

Chiang Mai Award : Trombone Ensemble :Thailand
Concerto Rhapsodie for 4 Trombones /Maurice Faillenot

 
The Super Brass Quartet is a trombone quartet formed in 2014 by members of Chiangmai Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Band’s trombone section. The group performs various styles of music and has given more than 10 workshops. In 2016, the group was rewarded a Special Award for Chiangmai Musician in open category from Chiangmai Ginastera International Music Festival and Competition.
As of 2016, Super Brass Quartet is composed of tenor trombonists Norrasate Udakarn, Nitiphan Sirivelt and Patcharaphan Keawchot, Bass trombonist Savita Chayaboon.
 
RemiPiano: Remi Namtep

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.

    

Birgitta Dewi Sisca

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Honorable Mention: Soprano :Indonesia
Violon dans le Soir – soprano, piano and violin / Saint Saens
Johnny / Britten – Cabaret Songs

 
Birgitta Dewi Sisca Puspita was born on July 1991. She graduated from Universitas Pelita Harapan, majoring in International Law. She has been practicing Lawyering for quite some time. She first started her classical vocal training under the guidance of Conductor Avip Priatna since 2010. Actively participating in concerts such as, “The Vibrant Harmony” (where she performed the 20th century pieces composed by Steve Dobrogosz), Opera Gala in Jakarta (as the soloist for Cavaliere Rusticana), Infiniti a year concert (performed a duet with Gerrard Schneider, a Tenor in Australian Opera), a Christmas to Remember, Divertimento for few series of concerts, Schumanniana, Academy Concert in Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria and other concerts. She was also featured in one of the Indonesian Tenor Recital (Farman Recital), performing a duetto aria from Opera Die Enthfuhrung aus dem Serail. Aside than that, she often performed for numeral Embassies in Jakarta.

Other than actively performing for concerts, she had held Three Soprano recital back in 2012, also scheduled to have her own Solo recital this year. Actively participating in a Song Writing Camp sponsored by Universal Music Publishing Australia since 2012, and currently listed as a member of APRA/AMCOS.

In 2013, she had the chance to join Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria, under the guidance of Ildiko Raimondi. She actively joined masterclasses as an active participant, such as masterclasses held by Bettina Jensen, Suzzane Shakespeare, Yosefin Emilia, Henny Janawati, Catrina Poor, Jullian Grace Olson, Maike Albrecht and Jean-Christophe Frisch.

In April 2016, she was chosen to play for the role of Mikaela in Opera Carmen held in Jakarta. In this, she had the chance to work closely with Jos Gronier and also Brian Masuda from the Netherland. She again joined the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria in year 2016. She studied with Renate Faltin as an active participant. She also had the chance to study privately for a while with Henny Diemer, vocal Professor in Utrecht Conservatorium in 2016. Recently, she joined the Chiangmai International Ginastera Music Festival and in that competition she became one of the Finalist and awarded with Honorable Mention. She is currently one of the soloist in the Resonanz Music Studio and now enrolled as one of the member in Batavia Madrigal Singers (one of the most accomplished choir in Indonesia), as well as Shantell Vocal Ensemble.
 
santiphapViolin: Santiphap Viriyothai

Santiphap Viriyothai has a Bachelor degree in Violin Performance from Silpakorn University and a Master degree in Church Music from Bob Jones University. He studied the violin with Tassana Nagavajara and Kristin Leonovich (Figard), and had masterclasses with Francois Sochard, Alexander Sitkovetsky, Leo Phillip and William Terwilliger. He is a former violinist in two professional orchestras in Bangkok, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Bangkok Pro Musica Orchestra. Currently, he is an instructor in church music at McGilvary College of Divinity, Payap University. He also teaches the violin at his own studio, Vivaz Dance and Music School.



feelPiano: Nawanop Phetthammaros

Nawanop Phetthammaros is a Thai classical pianist born in Chiangmai in 1993. He began his first piano lesson with Ms. Chitlada Khammasit, a piano instructor, in 2010. In 2012, he graduated from Dara Academy High School and studied at Duriyasilp College of Music, Payap University for a Bachelor of Music. At Payap he studied with Ajarn Atsuko Seta learning various styles and techniques of classical – contemporary music. His first performance in Two-Pianos Concert in CRK recital Hall.
Later he performed in an Honor Recital in that same year. In 2014, he was a finalist in The Hong Kong International Piano Competition in Chopin category.
In 2015, he was a soloist of a piano concerti concert by CPO at KAD Theatre. In 2016, he received Bachelor degree from College of Music, Payap University. In 2017, he started his career as a piano teacher and pianist in Chiangmai.

Yosephine Madju

Yosephine

Honorable Mention: Piano :Indonesia
Piano Quartet in G Minor KV 478 (1st movement) / Mozart

 
Yosephine Madju was born in Jakarta, Indonesia in September 1992. At the age of 8 she began to study the piano with Rita Halim and at the age of 16 she continued her study with Henoch Kristianto. At 17 years old, she joined the JCoM (Jakarta Conservatory of Music) Competition for Young Indonesian Pianists 2009 and became one of the finalists. In 2010, she decided to pursue music and studied the piano performance at Pelita Harapan University-Conservatory of Music. She studied with Levi Gunardi for the first two years, followed by Iswargia Renardi Sudarno until now. She received her Bachelor of Music degree in 2014.

Yosephine has won the 1st prize winner of JCoM-Boston National Piano Competition 2015 and awarded “Pembawaan Karya Baru Indonesia Terbaik (Best Performer on New Indonesian Composition).” She has also received an award of Yamaha Music Scholarship 2013 in Asia. Recently, she has joined the “Chiang Mai Ginastera International Music Festival and Competition 2016” and becoming a finalist as well as being awarded with “Honorable Mention.”

Yosephine has participated in master classes with Hans-Jürgen Schnoor, Manfred Aust, Josef Anton Scherrer, Steven Spooner, Sam Haywood, Enrico Elisi, Ayke Agus, Adhi Jacinth, and Wibi Soerjadi.

She has played in various concerts with Jakarta Concert Orchestra and Batavia Madrigal Singers conducted by Avip Priatna, Jakarta Sinfonietta conducted by Iswargia Renardi Sudarno, and Nusantara Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hikotaro Yazaki. She has also performed with Isyana Sarasvati, Eric Awuy, and another recitals. Now, Yosephine is a piano teacher in Jakarta Conservatory of Music and Gloriamus Music School.
 
Krit-MekaraViolin:Krit Mekara

Krit Mekara began studying violin when he was 10. Studying music at Payap University. Major violin. received his Master degree in Violin performance from the College of music, Mahidol University. During he studied he was a member of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) and make the recordings included film music. Now he is a concert master of Chiangmai Symphony Orchestra. Teaching at Pik’s studio (his own studio).



ApiratPraphanwongViola: Apirat Praphanwong

Apirat Praphanwong was born in May 30, 1981. He started to learn music at the age of eight years old, first piano, later changing to violin. He studied with Sompong Wongdee, Samak Gajaikam, and Phana Nagavagara and studied conducting with dr. George Mcdown, Sompong Wongdee and dr. Chaipruk Mekhala . He received an undergraduate degree from Payap University with honors in 2003 and master degree in music performance at College of Music, Mahidol University with A. Inga Causa in 2007. Now, he works as a violin instructure and conductor for many ensembles in Payap University.



house-sCello: Witsaruth “House” Tawinno

Witsaruth “House” Tawinno was born in Chiangmai. Through his parents’ love of music, he was encouraged to begin learning piano at the age of seven. He became a member of Payap Music Academy and performed piano for church ensembles. Later, he went on to become a student of Krit Mekara, his first violin teacher. House graduated with a B.A. in German language at Chiangmai University in 2011. Then he decided to further his studies in Music as a major subject at the college of music, Payap University and graduated with a BA in 2015. Now he works as a teacher in the Music department at the Sarasas Witaed Lanna School. His performance experience is in Ensemble music and collaboration with Lanna contemporary music in Chiang Mai. As cellist, he performed with Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra, Chiangmai Ensemble and Nimman Street Orchestra. For other collaboration, he worked with musicians from Okinawa and Lanna contemporary music (Changsaton).



Timothy Wong

Thimothy

Honorable Mention: Piano :Hong Kong
Piano concerto No.1 e-minor 3rd movement with Quintet. / Chopin

 

Wong, Timothy began the piano training at the age of 4.

In 2012, Timothy attained LTCL performer’s Diploma (Distinction) under Li, Geoff- Erik, and won in several music competitions such as the champion in the open class of the “2012 Hong Kong Music Competition for Youth Pianists”.

In the same year, by gaining the Japan Hong Kong Musicians Alliance Prize ( Professional Category Piano Section Intermediate Class), he was invited to enter the final round of the 14th Osaka International Music Competition and was awarded the Avenir Prize in the Piano Age- H Category.

In 2014, he also won the first prize in the senior open class of the “2014 The 18th Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition.

Wong is currently a year 2 student of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, under the guidance of Ms Nancy Loo.


Viwantanee PunprapaiViolin: Kathareeya Pothi

Kathareeya Pothi was born in Chiang Mai. In 2004, She began learning violin to perform in the church with family. Moreover, she became a member of Dara Academy Chamber ( double bassist ). Later, she decided to study classical music at the college of music, Payap University in 2012, majoring double bass untill became a member of Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra. She passed the auditions Pro musica junior camp to perform at Payathai Palace in 2014-2015. Especially, she had got a chance to perform with Promusica Orchestra in 2016.Now she works as a freelance musician and music teacher.



Ponnapha ChadburudViolin: Ponnapha Chadburud

Ponnapha Chadburud was born on December 2, 1993. She is a Chiangmai classical violinist and music teacher. When she was 12 years old, She enrolled at Chiangmai college of dramatic art to study music with Aj.Taweekun Maleechai and continued learn playing the violin with Aj.Somchai Wattanaprasobsuk, Aj.Tassana Nagavajara, Aj.Ohm C.teyoon, Aj.Apirat Prapanwong and Aj.Anett Julianna Kadar. She got her bachelor degree in violin performance form Duriyasilp college of music,Payap University. Currently,She have worked as a music teacher at Sarasas Witate Chaingmai school and be a member in many ensembles and orchestras, including Payap Symphony Orchestra, Payap String Ensemble, Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), Nimman Street Orchestra etc.



Nattavut JanpongViola: Nattavut Janpong

A native violist, Nattavut Janpong was born August 20 in 1989. When he was 10 years old, Nattavut started playing the viola with Aj.Yodchai and became the youngest string member of Dara Academy Chamber. Later, in 1998, he studied viola with Aj.Eakarin at Dara Academy. As soon as Nattavut graduated from Dara Academy, he decided to study at College of Music, Payap University. At the college,Nattavut is currently a junior student majoring in viola performance. He has worked with Aj. Ohm C.Teyoonon playing the violin when he was a freshman. Later on, he is became a viola student of Aj. Apirat Praphanwong.
As a very active viola player, Nattavut always participates in many ensembles and orchestras, including Payap Symphony Orchestra, Payap String Ensemble, Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra (CPO), Dara Academy Chamber, and Monfort College String Orchestra, etc.Nattavut is music director “Lanna Viola” Lanna Viola’s The first Viola Ensemble in the northern of thailand.Present Nattavut teach String Ensemble The Prince Royal’s College School.



house-sCello: Witsaruth “House” Tawinno

Witsaruth “House” Tawinno was born in Chiangmai. Through his parents’ love of music, he was encouraged to begin learning piano at the age of seven. He became a member of Payap Music Academy and performed piano for church ensembles. Later, he went on to become a student of Krit Mekara, his first violin teacher. House graduated with a B.A. in German language at Chiangmai University in 2011. Then he decided to further his studies in Music as a major subject at the college of music, Payap University and graduated with a BA in 2015. Now he works as a teacher in the Music department at the Sarasas Witaed Lanna School. His performance experience is in Ensemble music and collaboration with Lanna contemporary music in Chiang Mai. As cellist, he performed with Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra, Chiangmai Ensemble and Nimman Street Orchestra. For other collaboration, he worked with musicians from Okinawa and Lanna contemporary music (Changsaton).



Kathareeya PothiDouble Bass: Kathareeya Pothi

Kathareeya Pothi was born in Chiang Mai. In 2004, She began learning violin to perform in the church with family. Moreover, she became a member of Dara Academy Chamber ( double bassist ).
Later, she decided to study classical music at the college of music, Payap University in 2012, majoring double bass untill became a member of Chiang Mai Philharmonic Orchestra. She passed the auditions Pro musica junior camp to perform at Payathai Palace in 2014-2015. Especially, she had got a chance to perform with Promusica Orchestra in 2016. Now, she works as a freelance musician and music teacher.

 

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