Mahidol guitar student Chinnawat Themkumkwun wins top prize at Tarrega-Malaysia International Guitar Competition
On Sunday, August 16, College of Music student Chinnawat Themkumkwun won the First Prize in the Senior Category at the Tarrega-Malaysia International Guitar Festival Competition 2015 held at the Tarrega House Complex in Klang, Malaysia. The event is the largest and most important annual classical guitar event in Malaysia.
The competition took place between August 13-16, over three rounds and featured over 30 competitors from Australia, Chile, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, China and Taiwan.
Chinnawat received a handmade guitar valued at 3000 USD, string sets by Savarez and Galli, trophy, certificate and gift boxes. His prize also includes concerts in Thailand, China and Malaysia.
Kittituch Siripatcharaphan, a pre-college student at College of Music, received a consolation trophy prize in the junior competition category.
Both study with Dr. Paul Cesarczyk, Chair of the Classical Guitar Department.