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6 Students Won Prizes of The 5th Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition.

A piano student at College of Music, Mahidol University recently received Third Prize in Category B Chamber Ensemble of The 5th Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition. No first prize awarded. His piano trio, The HeadacheHorse, was awarded a certificate and a cash prize of 100,000 baht. Clinical Professor Piyasakol Sakolsatayadorn, former president of the Mahidol University, now chairman of Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, was the one who awarded the prize.

Vorarat Wattanasombat (Loon), Piano
He is currently a Master Degree student of College of Music, Mahidol University. He is now under the guidance of Asst. Prof. Dr. Eri Nakagawa. He appears in many concerts and recitals as soloist, accompanist and orchestral pianist. He has worked as piano repetiteur and orchestral pianist in several opera productions and symphonic works.

Chot Buasuwan (Sun), Violin
He is graduated in Bachelor degree in western music at Chulalongkorn University and is a member of Siam Sinfonietta, Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra, CU String Orchestra and Thai Youth Orchestra. He also works as concert master in various concerts.

Samatchar Pourkarua (Fluke), Cello
A graduate from the Department of western music, Faculty of Fine and Applied Art, Chulalongkorn University. He has lots of experiences joining many orchestras such as Galyani vadhana institute Orchestra, Pro Musica Orchestra, Siam Philharmonic Orchestra , Siam sinfonietta, Hongkong Chamber Orchestra, Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra, and Thai Youth Orchestra.

Sarai Arsa (cello) and Teesin Puriwatthanapong (violin) were performing in the inter-universitarian
string orchestra “Unithree Ensemble”, winning the third prize in Category A String Ensemble.

Galyani Vadhana International
Ensemble Competition 2017 held from 19th – 23rd July 2017 at the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music in Bangkok

Congratulations to these successful chamber music students!