Chiangmai Ginastera International Music Festival and Travels

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi & Piazzolla

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi & Piazzolla

The Four Seasons by Vivaldi & Piazzolla


Antonio Vivaldi:
Violin Solo / Pham Truong Son
Chiangmai Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra

Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “Spring”
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “Summer”

Astor Piazzolla:
Violin / Pham Truong Son
Cello / Asep Hidayat
Piano / Atsuko Seta

Verano Porteño (Buenos Aires Summer)
Invierno Porteño (Buenos Aires Winter)
Primavera Porteña (Buenos Aires Spring)


November 14th, 2017 Tuesday 19:30
Baan Roi Chan Hall, 7th Floor of Lotus Hotel Pang Suan Kaew
– 100THB for students (available at the information counter of the Kad Suan Kaew)
or 2,000THB for the Festival Pass to experience all the concerts during the festival(information counter sales only)





Performing Artists

Violin / Pham Truong Son
Son-violin Winner of the first prize in the Chamber Music category at the Vietnam National Music Competition “Autumn” in 1993, violinist Pham Truong Son obtained his Master of Music degree from the Vietnam National Academy of Music under the tutelages of Dr. Do Xuan Tung and Professor Ngo Van Thanh. From 2009 to 2013 he studied at the Barratt Due Institute of Music in Oslo. In 2014 he studied chamber music with Professor Edward Schmieder of iPalpiti International and concertmaster of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Martin Chalifour in 2014. He also studied with Nobuko Imai, world leading violist.

A prolific performer, Mr. Son has performed in Suntory Hall and Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo, Japan, Leo Frankel Concert Hall in Bervelly Hills, USA and number of concert halls in Europe, China, Indonesia, and Thailand. He has appeared as a soloist with the Hanoi String Orchestra and Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra. He was a member of the Asian Youth Orchestra in 1993 and 1994 and has served as co-concertmaster/principle second of the Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra since its inaugural season in 1997.

In 2009, Mr. Son founded Song Hong Chamber Music and it has now become one of the leading chamber ensembles in Vietnam. Song Hong has given hundreds of concerts in most of the major cities in Vietnam and went on several tours in Thailand, China, Indonesia and the United States.

Mr. Son is currently on the violin faculty of the Vietnam National Academy of Music and head of the Chamber Music program of the String department here. He has served on the jury of the Thailand Mozart String Competition in 2011, He has judged and performed at the International Music Festival and Competition in Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2016.
Cello / Asep Hidayat
AsepAsep Hidayat first studied cello at Middle School (1982) with Yoesbar Djaelani and continue study at Indonesia Institute of The Art (1986) with guidance Dutch cellist Rene Berman. Later he was granted a full scholarship from the Japanese Government to study of Master performance at Osaka Kyoiku under Prof. Aich Oki. Currently, he teaching at Indonesia Institute of the Art and in the stage completing his doctoral degree at the same institution.
As a Professional cellist, he actively play repertoire ranging renaissance era to contemporary music, as a soloist and with chamber music. He Joined the Australian Vistuoso Ensemble (1997) Heinrich Shultz Ensemble In Japan (1999-2002), and also was elected as adjudicator of the International chamber music competition in Baku Azerbaijan (2014).
He served as the artistic director of the annual Yogyakarta International Chamber music Festival (2010-2015). He has Completed 100 tours in Indonesia and Asia’s Big cities (2013) and Received the David Award from the Greek Government.
Piano / Atsuko Seta
atsukoIn 1977 Atsuko Seta graduated from the Department of Music, Piano Course, Osaka Kyoiku University. In 1978, she completed a Postgraduate Course, starting her career as a pianist, mentored by Argentine pianist Eduardo Delgado. She also studied at the International Academy Friedrich Wilhelm Schnurre in Sion, Switzerland in 1991 and has performed concertos in the country. In 1996, Atsuko won the Top prize of the Masterplayers International Music Competition in Italy. Her talent has been noticed by the president conductor Maestro Schumacher.
“This phenomenal Japanese pianist has played to standing ovations. One of the greatest pianists I have ever heard !” (Richard Schumacher)
Since 1997, she has performed in Europe every year, especially Piano Concertos with Sudety Philharmonic in Poland.
“Extraordinary technique exceptional sound and dynamic impetuous temperament” (Walbrzyski Tygodnik,Poland)

In 2003, Atsuko Seta received the Music Critic Club Prize, which is given to the most active musician in West Japan. In 2004, she received the IBLA Grand Prize Ginastera Special Award in Italy. In 2003 and 2004, she began performing piano concertos with the Lebanese National Symphony Orchestra, the first Japanese pianist to do so.
In 2005 she visited the United States, performing in Los Angeles and New York City, giving Ginastera recitals at the Yamaha Center and at Carnegie Hall and New York University during which she performed Ginastera Sonata No.1 amongst others.
In 2006, Atsuko performed premiere Ginastera Piano Concerto No.1 with Sudecka Philharmonic in Poland.
In 2007, Grieg Piano Concerto with Sofia Philharmonic in Bulgaria.
In 2011, Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 with Osaka Doctor’s Philharmonic in Japan. In 2012, Rechmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2 with Tarnopol Philharmonic in Ukraine. In 2013, Solo Recital in Italy and Germany.
In 2014, Solo Recital in Holland.
In 2016, Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 with Ternopil Philharmonic in Ukraine, Ginastera Recital at Leipzig Hochschule “ Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy ” in Germany.
Since 2008, she has been living in Thailand Chiangmai with her husband, performing many Solo Recitals and Piano Concertos with CPO. Currently teaching as a guest professor at Payap University Music Department. In April 2015, she organized Japan Concert Tour with her students, this was aired on Japanese TV.
Atsuko Seta Official Website

Prize and Jury

  • 1993 Best Soloist Prize of All Japan Musician’s Association Competition<
  • 1996 Masterplayers Prize of Masterplayers International Music Competition in Italy
  • 2003 Music Critic Club Prize in Japan
  • 2004 IBLA GRAND PRIZE in Italy ”Ginastera Special Award”
  • 1996 A Jury of Classic Music Competition
  • 1997~1999 A Jury of Masterplayers International Music Competition
  • 2014 A Jury of Hong Kong International Music Competition for young pianists
  • 2016 A Jury of Chiangmai Ginastera International Music Competition

The Four Seasons String Orchestra Members


Violin I
Krit Mekara
Viwantanee Punprapai
Samak Kajaikham

Nguyen Ha Linh*
Ta Khanh Linh*
Violin II
Santiphap Viriyothai
Veronica Darby
Kawee Sutheepunnuvat
Dao Thi Thu Hoai*
Vichantra Kamrai
Nguyen Phuong Anh*
Asep Hidayat*
Bui Le Huyen Linh*
Double Bass
Pongsakorn Aroonrattanateawan
Kachaneepa Warakarnsak

* Guest artists

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