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    Classic night jazzed up for royal celebration

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 18/12/2012

    » Through music, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra joined the nationwide celebrations of the auspicious year of His Majesty King Bhumibol's 7th Cycle Birthday Anniversary. An evening concert last week was graciously presided over by HRH Princess Chulabhorn. Though HM the King is known for his love of Thai classical music, as a composer and a performer himself, His Majesty's favourite music has always been jazz.

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    At his fingertips

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 30/10/2012

    » Making his Bangkok debut, the sensationally talented South Korean pianist Ji-yong received many curtain calls from the audience after the final note of his last number of the night, Chopin's "Heroic" Polonaise. The concert was held at the Main Hall of Thailand Culture Centre, where the crowd was returned their generosity by Ji-yong's encore in the form of an excitingly jazzy bravura piece by Ukrainian composer Nikolai Kapustin. The air seemed to literally stir.

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    Rise and shine

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 08/11/2012

    » To inspire, to motivate and to nurture perhaps are among the qualities sought by teachers in any field of study. Poonchok Kularbwong, founder, music director and conductor of the newly established Sunrise String Orchestra, instills all of these attributes into his young students and orchestra members. He provides them with opportunities and encourages young musicians to play beautiful music, as his mentor and National Artist Col Choochart Pitaksakorn has been doing for him for years.

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    In Memory of Princess Galyani

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 13/06/2012

    » Earlier this month two classical music concerts were given in remembrance of the late and beloved HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra for her support in helping to develop the country's classical music scene.

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    Cello to the fore

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 19/06/2012

    » For the first time, over 50 cellists including professionals, teachers and students _ the youngest seven years old _ came together last week for a concert at Chulalongkorn University's Music Hall. The 200-seat venue was packed and extra chairs had to be put up front to accommodate the audience. The atmosphere before the concert was merry, but turned solemn when the cello orchestra played the royal anthem and silence reigned.

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    Foreign stalwarts lend a rich vein

    Life, Tretip Kamolsiri, Published on 24/01/2012

    » Despite the three musicians of Bangkok Piano Trio coming from different parts of the world, their musical language blend perfectly well together.

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