Bangkok Post reviews
Say sawasdee to acclaimed woodwind quintet
- Writer: Bangkok Post Editorial
- Published: October 3, 2013 at 8:13 am
Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet will perform with guest accompanist Pana Yontararak at Sala Sudasiri Sobha on Oct 13 at 4pm.
The next "Sunday 4 O'clock @ Sala Sudasiri Sobha" concert series will feature the acclaimed Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet, with piano accompaniment by Pana Yontararak on Oct 13.
Held to raise funds for the Gift of Life Foundation to help needy blood-disease patients, Sunday concert's will include Gyorgy Ligeti's Six Bagatelles For Wind Quintet, Arne Running's Aria And Quodlibet For Woodwind Quintet with a finale of Francis Poulenc's Sextet For Piano And Wind Quintet, Op 100.
Founded in June 2008, Sawasdee is a small chamber music ensemble consisting of five woodwind instruments _ flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and French horn. All the musicians have studied in Thailand and abroad, and have performed with professional ensembles in Thailand's classical music circle.
In March 2010, with support from the Fund for Classical Music Promotion under the patronage of the late HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, the group was awarded the semi-finalist prize from the Terem Crossover Competition in St Petersburg, Russia. As well as giving concerts, Sawasdee was invited by Singapore's National Youth Orchestra to give a workshop in 2012.
The five members are: Kalaya Phongsathorn (flute), guest flute lecturer at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts; Somchai Tongboon (oboe), who has performed with the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra and Bangkok Symphony Orchestra; Teerapong Submool (clarinet), guest clarinet lecturer at Kasetsart University's Music Department and the Bangkok Metropolitan Music School Project; Kittima Molee (bassoon), member of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra; and Komsun Dilokkunanat (French horn), acting dean of Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music's Academic Studies and guest horn lecturer at Chulalongkorn University's Faculty of Education and Rangsit University's Conservatory of Music.
Accompanist Pana Yontararak is a graduate from the Francesco Morlacchi Conservatory of Perugia, Italy. He is the first Thai piano student to be accepted and to graduate from this state conservatory in Italy _ with the prestigious Luigi Castellini award for the most outstanding student of 2013.
Tickets cost 500 baht. Sala Sudasiri Sobha concert hall is on Lat Phrao Soi 41 Yaek 7-4. Seats are limited. For reservations and information, call 02-541-8662 and 080-407-8231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.