Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation

under The Royal Patronage of His Royal Highness Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn

Neilson Chamber | Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation

From Haydn to Dvořák

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Kanin Undommana, First violin
Chot Buasuwan, Second violin
Mitti Wisuthunporn, viola
Panyaphat Wongwechwiwat, cello


Programme
Haydn’s String Quartet in G major, Op 76, No. 1 (Hob III:75)

Dvořák’s String Quartet No. 12 in F Major, Op. 96
Kanin Undommana, First violin
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Kanin started his piano and music fundamentals at the age of five and 4 years later began his violin lessons with Konstantin Tchakarov, Veeraphan Vawklang and Tassana Nagavajara when he was accepted in the first group of young talented kids to study at Bangkok Symphony Music school (BSS), the first and exclusive private music school in Thailand for teaching string instruments founded in 1994.

In 1997-2003 he was a member of Thai Youth Orchestra and a member of Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (BSO) since 2002 and was considered to be the youngest member at that time.

In 2003, Kanin was given a scholarship from HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Classical Music Funds to participate in the International Music Camp in Weinheim, Germany.

After graduating from high school, Kanin continued his music studies at University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna, Austria - one of the oldest and the best music universities in Europe. As the first Thai student there, Kanin has studied with Wolfgang David, an internationally known Austrian violinist, and Prof. Reiner Küchl, concertmaster of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra.

Kanin has graduated with Bachelor's Degree in violin performance from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna and is now pursuing his double Master's Degree in chamber music at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz with Prof. Stephan Goerner and violin performance at Music Academy Banska Bytrisca, Slovakia with Prof. Jela Spitkova.

He has been selected to attend many master classes with famous violinists and performed often together with world-class musicians such as Alberto Lysy, Roman Nodel, Midori Goto, Mikhail Pletnev, Su-mi Jo, Jean-Bernard Pommier, etc. In 2006, he has served as principal second violin of the Niederösterreich Jugendorchestra.

Kanin was honored at the Royal Thai Embassy in Vienna to perform in front of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, who was in Austria for a state visit. Likewise, he has performed in many other events for international relations, both in Austria and Germany.

Also currently, under Rama IX Art Museum Foundation, Kanin and his musician friends are having a project named “Jeeb Bangkok”, with intention to persuade Thai people to open their minds to classical music and make it easily accessible for everyone.
Mitti Wisuthunporn, viola
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A promising young Thai violist, Miti started learning the violin when he was 14 and switched to the viola at the age of 15. In Thailand, he studied with the Thai National artist Prof. Choochart Pitaksakorn. From 2014 to 2008, he received a full-scholarship to study at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore under the tutelage of Jiri Heger and between 2008 and 2010 he received a full-scholarship to complete his master degree at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, where he studied with three distinguished American violists - Toby Appel, Joen Vasquez and Maureen Gallagher. Later he concluded his studies with Prof. Matthias Maurer, former viola soloist of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra at the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. Upon returning home in 2013, Miti and his 6 young leading classical musician friends launched a classical music project, “Classics Jeeb Bangkok” in the hope of expanding classical music to a wider audience. The project was the most popular classical music presentation of 2013, introducing over 5,000 people to classical music. 

Miti is currently a viola lecturer at the faculty of fine art and the faculty of music education, Chulalongkorn University and Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music.

As an active violist, Miti has collaborated with many of the world’s finest musicians including Andres Cardenes, Leon Spierer, Sejong Soloist, William Caballero, T’ang Quartet, Capella Calliope and has performed at major venues internationally, including Carnegie Hall in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC and Musikverein in Austria. He has performed with virtually every professional orchestra in Thailand. In 2006, Miti and his string quartet performed at the state banquet hosted in honor of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II of England, who was in Singapore for a state visit. 
Chot Buasuwan, Second violin
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Chot  first studied violin at the age of 7 with Nora-ath Chanklum. As a student at Vajiravudh College, he received the "Musical Talent Award" from HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn. He then studied with a number of  well-known Thai Violinist such as Dr. Pratak Prateepasen, Tassana Nagavajara and Siripong Tiptan. He continued his studies in New Zealand as a member of Manawatu Youth Orchestra and the Manawatu Sinfonia. He also toured with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra.

In 2010 he became a founding member of the Siam Sinfonietta, and two years later became the orchestra's concertmaster, a position he currently holds. He participated in the orchestra's string section on award-winning tours including in the Musikverein in Vienna, Konzerthaus Berlin, Klementinum Prague Czech Republic, The Emirate Palace ABU DHABI United Arab Emirates, Disney Hall and Carnegie Hall USA. 

Presently he is a B.A. student at Chulalongkorn University and a member of such orchestras as The Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra, CU String Orchestra, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and has been guest concertmaster with the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra on numerous occasions, including most recently Opera Siam's critically acclaimed production of The Magic Flute. 
Panyaphat Wongwechwiwat, cello
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Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York, Thai cellist Panyaphat Wongwechwiwat has performed in numerous renowned concert venues including Carnegie Hall, Royal Festival Hall and Wigmore Hall. He has had the opportunities to perform and work with conductors such as James Levine, Alan Gilbert, Leonard Slatkin and Bernard Haitink, and played in master classes for Frans Helmerson, Alexander Baillie and Robert Cohen. While in Thailand, Panyaphat started his cello lesson at Bangkok Symphony Music school and later on attended Harrow International School with a full scholarship where he studied cello with Andrew Healey before furthering his music education at The Purcell School for Young Musicians in England in 2008. As one of the recipients of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana scholarships, Panyaphat was a finalist in both the 6th Osaka International Music Competition and the 1st Young Musician of Thailand Competition. At Juilliard, he currently studies with Fred Sherry and is a member of the New Juilliard Ensemble, frequently performing new works by recent composers. Starting this September Panyaphat will also be doing the Juilliard Gluck fellowship, a music outreach program that gives interactive performances at healthcare facilities within the New York City area.
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Saturday 22 August at 7pm
Neilson Hays Library

Ticets
Bht 500 (adults), 400 (for Neilson Hays Library members) and Bht 300 for students.

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