Guitar Students Won the 2017 Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium and Competition

Mahidol University, College of Music guitar students among the top prize winners at the 2017 Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium and Competition

From August 9-13, 2017 two College of Music guitar students, Chinnawat Themkumkwun (Master Year 1) and Ravisut Patipatvasin (M6) participated in the Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium and Competition held at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. Organized by the Altamira Foundation in partnership with HKAPA, the event is the largest and one of the most important annual classical guitar events in Asia.

The Open International Category competition took place over four rounds two of which were live streamed on the internet. The Senior Youth Division featured over 30 high level competitors of many nationalities.

Both Mahidol students received top awards in their respective categories:

2nd prize winner – Chinnawat Themkumkwun (Open International Category)

1st prize – Fan Shilong (China)

2nd prize – Chinnawat Themkumkwun (Thailand)

3rd prize – Julio Quimbayo (Costa Rica)

Finalist – An Jia Rui (China)

Chinnawat received HKD 10,000 in cash, Concert Guitar made by Hanson Luthier, Classical Guitar Amplifier from Fishman Loud Box, Gift boxes by D’addario, String sets by Savarez Gift bags by MusiccityHK and and a Certificate. He is the Master’s Degree student of Dr. Paul Cesarczyk

3rd prize winner – Ravisut Patipatvasin (Senior Youth Division up to 18 years old)

Ravisut received HKD 300 in cash, String sets by Savarez, Gift bags by D’addario and MusiccityHK and a Certificate. He is a pre-college student of Dr. Rattanai Bampenyou.

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