Tontrakul Kaewyong

Popular Music
Popular Music Department
Isan Musical Instruments

Career Highlight

A new generation of Thai music artists who outstanding in Isan modern music and Thai contemporary music, Tontrakul Kaewyong has been a music instructor at Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand since 2021, where he teaches Isan music performance (Khaen, Ponglang, and Pin), Thai contemporary music, popular music ensemble, popular music master class, world music and social studies for human development.

Tontrakul has received many awards, including in 2009 1st prize of the contemporary band in a competition Chang Perk Khun Pra Project on Khun Prachuay (TV show) to win the royal pin from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In 2011 he won the 1st prize at The 12th OSAKA International Music Competition in Osaka, Japan. In 2015 he won the 2nd prize from the 17th SET – Youth Musical Competition. In 2016 he was a nominee for Nom Chud Luke Award (Thai pree) for the best composition and arrangement. In 2017, he won second prize in His majesty the king’s (King Bhumibol Adulyadej) composition.

A founder and member of ASIA7 band (Gene Lab label – GMM Grammy) also TONTRAKUL, HED, nisatiwa, and Thai x Norsk Project. He has been performed in music festivals around the world and performed in many countries such as Singapore, China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Poland, India, South Korea, the Philippines, Norway, and Australia. He was honored to be the soloist for Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) for the Kizuna concert at Sumida Triphony Hall (Tokyo, Japan). In 2018 he got a grant to exchange student in Mater of Music (World music, Popular music) at the University of Agder Faculty of Fine Art, Kristiansand, Norway.

Tontrakul has served as Popular music YAMP Coordinator, also a Consultant of Career development Centre at College of Music since 2021, where he oversaw the music festival, activity, and public relations in the Popular music department. He is also connected music industry to develop career paths for our students

Tontrakul received a Master of Music in Music Performance and Pedagogy and a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Pedagogy from the College of Music Mahidol University. His teachers have include Assistant Prof. Dr. Sanong Klangprasri, Pinpetch Thipprasert (Kammao Perdtanon), Nittitorn Hiranharnkra, Sombut Simla, Chiayasit Sonsunun, Suvit Vichut, Prof. Bjørn Ole Rasch and Associate Prof. Dr. Ingolv Haaland. He is also a music producer, arranger and artist’s recording for artist, label, commercial and film

Education

2022 – College Of Music, Mahidol University (TH) – Master of Music in Music Performance and Pedagogy
2018 – Faculty of Fine Art, University of Agder (NO) – Exchange Master Program in World Music, Popular Music
2015 – College Of Music, Mahidol University (TH) – Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Pedagogy

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