Chiangmai Philharmonic Orchestra and The Shanghai Chinese Orchestra with 2018 Gold Prize Winner Cui Mutian Gala Concert Program
Malambo from Estancia : Alberto Ginastera
Piano Concerto no.2 in C minor, Op. 18: Sergei Rachmaninoff
Piano : Cui Mutian from China (2018 Competition Gold Prize Governor of Chiangmai Award Winner)
Conductor: Chaipruck Mekara
Symphony no.5 in E minor, Op. 64 : Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Conductor: Chaipruck Mekara
Competition Awards Ceremony
- 23 November, 2019 Saturday 19:30
- Kad Theatre (5th Floor of Kad Suan Kaew)
- Free for students with unassigned seat numbers(ID required)
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- 1,000THB, 500THB, 300THB for assigned seat numbers.
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Mutian Cui, concert pianist. The gold prize winner of 2018 Ginastera International Piano Competition, Artist in Residence of Poly (Baoli) Corporation Eastern China and Hong Kong Youth Philharmonic Orchestra.
Guests teacher of the piano association of Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong University. He has given recitals and concerts in numerous famous concert halls includes Hong Kong city hall, Tsim Sha Tsui cultural center, Chinese Cultural center in Singapore, Chiang Mai KAD Theatre in Thailand, Mixon hall, Kulas hall and Harkness Chapel in Cleveland, and Poly Grand Theatres among Eastern China. His performances also take place in top universities in China includes Fudan University, Nanjing University, Huazhong University of science and technology, Shanghai Univetsity of Finance and Economics, Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications and so on. Apart from recitals and concerts, his public classes are also held in universities above, with the topic of ‘The Aesthetic of piano performance’, ‘Static and dynamic in piano performance’, ‘On breathtaking sound’ and so on.
Also, as one of the most famous music critic nowadays in China, he started his own wechat public account ‘Mutian’s interpretation and imagination on arts’ since 2016, it soon becomes one of the most popular classical music media in China and gathered over 10000 followers.
In recent years, many music comment and interview on this platforms become a hit. His interview with pianist Stephen Hough and Antonio Pompa-Baldi were published on the most famous Chinese piano magazine ‘the piano artistry’ as the headline article.
Mutian achieved his Bachelor degree of Computer Science from Nanjing University of Science and Telecommunications. He was then admitted by piano performance major by the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Music, in the studio of Cliburn winner Antonio Pompa-Baldi. His previous teachers includes famous Chinese pianists, Professor Jia-lang Mo, and Professor Xiao-feng Wu.
Chaipruck Mekara is a Chiang Mai native. After graduating from Payap University, he received his Masters of Music degree (double major in Music Composition and Clarinet performance) from Roosevelt University, where he studied with Dr. Robert Lombardo. In 2003, Mekara received his DMA in Music Composition from Northwestern University, where is studied with Dr. Stephen Syverud, Dr. William Karlins, and Dr. Jay Allan Yim. Like many Asian composers who went abroad to continue their education, he realized the value of his native culture while in a foreign land. His music attempts to combine the aesthetic philosophy of the East with the compositional techniques of the West. Mekara’s music was performed by the Thai Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Chiangmai Symphony Orchestra and by various artists such as TIMF Ensemble (Korea), TICF artists in resident (Thailand). His composition also was premiered at the World Choir Games, 2012, Cincinnati, OH, International Trumpet Guild, 2011 Minneapolis, MN. Thailand International Composition Festival, Thailand, and Asian Young Musicians’ Connection, Chaipruck also gave series of lecture at several Schools of Music in the US. for example Northwestern University, IL, Columbia College, IL, University of Iowa, California State University, San Bernardino, CA and Illinois Wesleyan University, IL. In Thailand, Chaipruck founded the Chiangmai Youth Philharmonic Band and Symphony Orchestra Foundation. As a conductor, in 2005-2006, he was a music director and conductor of the Musical “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” Produced by The Voice Studio. In 2005, Mr. Mekara composed and conducted the “Farung Rum Thao” for Symphonic Band and Thai Classical Orchestra for the Princess of Thailand. Mekara was invited as a conductor in resident of China-ASEAN Music Week, 2015 in Nanning, Quangxi, China. He is now the music director and conductor of the Chiangmai Symphony Orchestra and the Chiangmai Philharmonic Band. Mr. Mekara also serves as the Music Composition instructor at the College of Music at Payap University
CPO, SHCO and CGIMF Orchestra Members
Shanghai Chinese Orchestra Members
CGIMF Competitors and Juries
|Violin I||Violin II||Viola|
|Krit Mekara, Principal / Concert Master
Achima Rueankaew, Thailand
Do Ngoc Thao My, Vietnam
|Santiphap Viriyothai, – Principal
Veronica Darby, Sweden
Seeun Jung, Korea
Kevin Park, Korea
Pham Truong Son, Vietnam
|Nattavut Janpong – Principal
|Karin Mekara, Switzerland – Principal
YANG Hai, SHCO, China
|LU Bin, SHCO, China– Principal
DU Juanjuan, SHCO, China
CAI Xu, SHCO, China
SUN Hao, SHCO, China
|Manuel Bravo Torres, Spain- Principal||Tanut Vongsoontorn, Thailand
Kantapat Thapinta, Thailand
|Chee Meizhi Emerald, Singapore
MengNi Guo, China
|Phachara Tanwattana: Soprono/Alto
Prachaya Promasurin: Alto
Kantapon Sukcharoen: Tenor
Kittipong Sangpetwattanakul: Baritone
|Kasemsan Sinthukiow||Paiboon Yeelar