Bangkok Post reviews
Piano quintet take the stage
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: August 2, 2013 at 8:03 am
The Piano Quintet 18 will perform at Goethe Institute on Aug 18 at 7pm.
A group of five young talented musicians will perform a chamber music concert at Goethe Institute on Sathon Tai Road on Aug 18 from 7pm to 8.30pm.
The Piano Quintet 18 will take everyone on a musical journey with a variety of styles. The programme will feature Schumann's Piano Quintet in E-Flat Major, movements from quartets by Beethoven and Mendelsohn, and a piano solo of Chopin's Ballade in A-Flat Major.
The quintet _ each member is 18 years old _ comprises Natnaree Suwanpotipra (piano), Sakkan Sarasap (violin), Runn Charksmithanon (violin), Titipong Pureepongpeera (viola), and Arnik Vephasayanant (cello).
Natnaree studied piano with Assist Prof Dr Eri Nakagawa and completed her secondary education with a full music scholarship from Harrow International School in Bangkok.
She won many first prizes from Thailand's national piano competitions and is pursuing her bachelor's degree in music, studying under Gustavo Romero, at the University of North Texas with a scholarship.
Sakkan attended many violin workshops and gave many performances from 2002-05. After that he participated in violin masterclasses both in Thailand and France.
He has been a member of the Chiang Rai Youth Orchestra, Chiang Rai String Quartet, Northern Symphony Orchestra, and Siam Sinfonietta. At present, he is concertmaster at Conservatoire d'Issy-les-Moulineaux, France.
Runn has attended several violin masterclasses with internationally acclaimed violinists. He was as concertmaster of Shrewsbury International School's Symphony Orchestra in 2010 and is now studying at King Mongkut's University of Technology Thon Buri.
Titipong has been on a music scholarship at Harrow International School since 2010 as a viola and violin player and is now the concertmaster of the school's orchestra. He has opportunities to take part in many orchestras outside school including the Thailand Youth Orchestra, Siam Sinfonietta, Siam Philharmonic, and the Bangkok Charity Orchestra.
Arnik participated in cello masterclasses with several leading international cellists and won top prizes from national international competitions. He has also been a member of many orchestras and is a member of the Dr Sax Chamber Orchestra and Harrow International School Orchestra.
Tickets for the concert cost 200 baht (100 baht for students). Call 083-152-6021 or 089-767-6270.