The ensemble is focusing on the creation of new compositions from both local and international composers, artist, as well as new works with elements of music technology, improvisatory and theatricality. Most musicians are based in Thailand. Some of our musicians are living abroad such as Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom and the United States. In addition, the ensemble has main members which include:
Piyawat Louilarpprasert (Director)
Pisol Manatchinapisit (Ensemble Manager, saxophone)
Noppakorn Auesirinucroch (Librarian, guitar)
Siravith Kongbandalsuk (Fund Raiser, trombone)
Christhatai Paksamai (International Committee, clarinet)
Korn Roongruangchai (International Committee, violin)
Kerk Jaree (Committee, piano)
Pipe Kantapong (Committee, percussion)
Kantika Comenaphatt (Committee, cello)
Krit Supabpanich (Committee, viola)
Tapanatt Kiatpaibulkit (Committee, viola)
Phataporn Preechanon (New Member, flute)
Piyawat Louilarpprasert (director)
Originally from Bangkok, Thailand, Piyawat’s music explore amalgamation of sonic/visual concepts; including integrating multimedia and music, deconstructing instruments’ s mechanism and physicality with sound production method, and involving Thai traditional music elements in compositions. His compositions have been performed in festivals such as Lucerne Festival, Gaudeamus, Darmstadt New Music Festival, MUSIIKIN AIKA – Time of Music, St. Petersburg New Music Festival and more. His recent piece, Particle Odyssey for orchestra has been awarded ASCAP Morton Gould Award 2018. He received awards such as Sergei Slonimsky Award 2018, Minnesota Orchestra Composer 2018 (honorable), Otto R. Stahl Memorial Award 2018, UK Royal Orchestral Composition Prize, Léon Goossens Prize, Young Thai Artists Award and more. He was resident composer of KulturKontakt2017, Vienna, offered by Austrian Federal Chancellery and Music Austria, he worked with Vienna Improvisor Orchestra, Ensemble Platypus and Reconsil. He worked with ensembles and orchestras such as Arditti Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, Switch Ensemble, Lucerne Festival Ensemble, Surplus, Mozaik, Cincinnati Chamber Players, Royal Northern Sinfonia, RCM Philharmonic Orchestra, and Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.Piyawat is studying DMA at Cornell University, New York (Fellowship) with Marianthi Papalexandri-Alexandri and Kevin Ernste. He studied composition (B.M.) at Mahidol University with Valeriy Rizayev, (M.M.) at Royal College of Music, London with Dai Fujikura. more information: www.piyawatmusic.com
Christhatai Paksamai (clarinet)
Christhatai is currently a professor of Clarinet at Zhaoqing University, College of Music in Zhaoqing, China. And a member of Beijing Contemporary Soloists. In 2016 She received her Master of Arts Degree from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand where she studied with Dr. Yos Vaneesorn. Previously, she lived in Paris, France for 3 years where she received a certificate of performance from Conservatoire à Rayonnement régional de Versailles. She studied with Mr. Philippe Cuper from 2011-2014 and was the recipient of a scholarship. Also in her time in Paris she studied Bass Clarinet at Conservatoire à Rayonnement Départmental Marcel Dadi de Créteil with Mr, Philippe Olivier Devaux. Her undergraduate degree was from Mahidol University, College of Music where she received a full scholarship and graduated with first-class honours. Her professor was Cassandra Fox-Percival. Christhatai has received many scholarships, awards and guest artist invitations over the years. She is an Artist of the Triebert France Ligature
Pisol Manatchinapisit (saxophone)
The recipient of best Thai performer in Jean Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition 2017 and Selmer Saxophone Artist (Paris),Pisol Manatchinapisit has been awarded several prizes and honors such as Prix Walo- Sprungbrett 2017 (Switzerland), 3rd prize Asian saxophone competition 2016 (Taiwan), 2nd prize Osaka International Music Competition 2014 (Japan) and Gold Medal, Settrade Music Competition 2013 (Thailand). He also participated and performed in several saxophone festivals such as Eurosax 2014 (Spain), Vienna International Saxfest 2016 (Austria), World Saxophone congress 2015 (France) and 2018 (Croatia), Zurich International Saxfest 2017 (Switzerland) and Palma de Mallorca Saxophone Festival 2018 (Spain).
Pisol had studied with world renowned saxophonists, including Jean-Marie Londeix, Frederick Hemke, Marcus Weiss, Andy Scott, Dr. Chiu HuanWu, Dr. Scolt Turpen, Masato Kumoi, Dr. Kenneth Tse, David Nabb, Nobuya Sugawa, Lars Mlekusch, Joonatan Rautiola and Claude Delangle. He has obtained Pre-College degree at College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand with Prof. Shyen Lee and Wisuwat Pruksavanich (2012 – 15), Bachelor’s degree at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste (2015 – 18). Pisol is continuing his Master’s degree with Lars Mlekusch at Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Switzerland.
With an ardent advocate of new music, Pisol works largely on acoustical contemporary music and music technology by new works of new composers and also himself. Recently, he is collaborating with New York based emerging Thai composer, Piyawat Louilarpprasert. The past projects included Vienna Saxfest 2016 (Vienna), “Diffused Portrait” 2017 (London and The Hague), Thailand International Composition Festival 2016 (Bangkok) and Tesselat Composer Collective 2018 (Osaka). Recently, his first CD recording of Piyawat’s music will be published in 2019, supported by Thailand Music and Arts Organisation (TMAO).
Siravith Kongbandalsuk (trombone)
Siravith Kongbandalsuk the trombonist from Thailand, graduated in Master of Music from Conservatorium Maastricht (Netherlands) after completing his Bachelor degree from College of Music, Mahidol University (Thailand). Siravith has been awarded in music competition such as Ian Bousfield tenor trombone competition from British Trombone Society (UK) and Svirel International Music Competition in Slovenia. He has been performed at Kultur Kontakt Austria in 2017 and Asian Composer League in 2015. As interested in ensemble chamber playing, he has been performed in many ensemble such as Bandung Philharmonic Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Princess Galyani Vadhana Youth Orchestra, Siam Sinfonietta and Southeast Asian Wind Ensemble (2010).
While he was studying, he had working with innovative conductor such as Peter-Lukas Graf, Christoph Poppen, Norman Huyhn, Rossen Gergov, Peter Veale, Bas Wiegers, Jurjen Hempel, Damian Iorio, Alan Cumberland, Hikotaro Yazaki and Jason Lai. Also had masterclass from virtuoso trombonist such as Alain Trudel, Jonas Bylund, Branimir Slokar, Ricardo Casero, Jamies Williams and Jonathan Reith. Currently, Siravith is a lecturer at Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Thailand
Kantapong Rakbankerd (percussion)
Kantapong, is a Thai percussionist and educator. He graduated bachelor degree from College of Music, Mahidol University. He got the merit scholarships in 2012 and 2013. He studied percussion with Dr. Wannapha Yannavut. He has also perform as a percussionist and timpanist with Mahidol Wind Symphony, Mahidol Symphonic Band, Mahidol Symphony Orchestra, Mahidol Symphony Pop Orchestra, Mahidol Brass Band, Mahidol Euphonium & Tuba Studio Ensemble, South East Asian Youth Orchestra, Integrated Percussion Ensemble, Freedom Percussion Ensemble, Salaya Modern Ensemble, E-TAN Euphonium Quartet, Tacet(i) and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013-2015. As a marimba player, He was the five finalist of the Conrad young musician of Thailand 2009. His marimba master class experiences with the marimbists include Momoko Kamiya, Seung Myeong Oh, Peter Vulperhorst, Robyn Schulkowsky, Dr. John W. Park, Katarzyna Mycka, and Wei-Chen Lin.
Kerksakul Jaree (piano)
Kerksakul started his piano studies at age of 11. He continued to study with Ruetaitip Patricia Bhasuk at Dr.Sax School of Music when he was 15. In 2007, he was accepted to participate in pre-college program at College of Music, Mahidol University. His piano mentors are Sebastien Koch, Dr. Noppanand Chanorathaikul, Dr. Wen-Hui Lily-Lin and Dr.Pornphan Banternghansa. He received many awards and honors such as Second prize, gold medal by SETTRADE Competition in August 2012, His debut as a Guest soloist in “Thai Telented plays Rachmaninoff” Concert with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in July 2013. Presently, He works as a freelance collaborative pianist. Had accompany experience with many instruments including Woodwinds, Strings and Brass.
Korn Roongruangchai (Violin)
Korn Roongruangchai (Violin) Born in Bangkok, Thailand. Up to his early twenties, he was selected as a concertmaster, Principle and member of renowned youth orchestras in Asia and Southeast Asia region, including, Asean Universities Orchestra (Concertmaster), Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra (Concertmaster), Southeast Asian Youth Chamber Orchestra (2nd Violin Principle), Asian Youth Orchestra (1st Violin Tutti). As prize winners of numerous violin and chamber music competitions such as 1st prize winner of the National Beethoven Competition for Young String Players, Bangkok 2012 which gave him opportunities to give his solo recital at the Beethovenfest (music festival) in Bonn, Germany 2013 and his international debut with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra in 2013, Gold Medal prize from SET Youth music competition 2015 in Bangkok, 1st prize winner of the Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition (PGVIEC) 2015 (as a concertmaster of the Salaya Chamber Orchestra), 2nd prize winner of the PGVIEC 2016 as a member of the Sul Tasto String Quartet. By his interested in performing the contemporary music, he is a member of the Tacet(i) ensemble since its first concert in 2014. He is an artist in residence for the 2018 Thailand International Composition Festival. Currently, he is a scholarship violin student at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under the violin tutelage of the academy’s head of strings, Professor Michael Ma, where he got opportunities to studied and took masterclasses with world-class violinists and string quartets include Cho Liang Lin, Ning Feng, Dong Suk Kang, Li Wei-gang, Benny Kim from the Miami String Quartet, Orion String Quartet, Shanghai String Quartet, Borromeo String Quartet and Endellion String Quartet. He also studies baroque violin with Lam Tim Wai. An alumnus of College of Music, Mahidol University where he studied under Juris Madrevich and Dr. Yavet Boyadjiev
Guntiga Comenaphatt (Cello)
Guntiga Comenaphatt was born in 1992 in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She started to play cello at the age of 11 years old with Assist. Prof. Sompong Wongdee. In 2007, she has studied with Mr. Juris Lakutis at College of Music, Mahidol University in Pre-College Program and graduated in major of western music; she continued to study in undergraduate programmed in Classical Music Performance at the College of Music, Mahidol University majoring in Cello. In her last year of undergraduate at Mahidol University, she had the opportunity to play piano trio with Sonore Piano Trio with a violinist and a pianist who had already graduated from Mahidol University, studying with Prof. Arens Rolf-Dieter and Prof. Paris Paraschoudis. At the same time, she was playing in 1st chair cellist in Alisore Chamber Music Orchestra coach by Prof. Stefanie Waegner. After graduating from College of Music, Mahidol University with Bachelors of Music degree, she decided to continue to study in master degree in Music Performance and Pedagogy Program and graduated in May 2018. While she studying, she also expands her music playing experience with different kinds of music as contemporary music, which she has had an opportunity to be a cellist in Tacet(i) Ensemble, played for the participation in Young Thai Artist award (2017-2018) and Thailand International Composition Festival (2013-2018).
She is now working as a cellist for Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008. She has had the opportunity to study and attend master classes with famous cellists such as Ekachai Maskulrat, Prof. Maria-Leigenseder-Ewald of The LISZT SCHOOL of music, Weimar, Prof. Stefan Popov of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Prof. Eleonora Testeleca of J.Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. She is now working as a cellist for Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra since 2008. She has had the opportunity to study and attend master classes with famous cellists such as Ekachai Maskulrat, Prof. Maria-Leigenseder-Ewald of The LISZT SCHOOL of music, Weimar, Prof. Stefan Popov of Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Prof. Eleonora Testeleca of J.Vitols Latvian Academy of Music. Her music awards are including; 3rd prize, Cellist, Sunny String Quartet, Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition 2016, 3rd prize, Cellist, Salaya Chamber Orchestra, Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition 2016, 1st prize, 1st chair Cellist, Alisore Chamber Music Orchestra, Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition 2014, 3rd prize, Cellist, Sonore Piano Trio, Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition 2014, the 8th Karl Davidov International Cello Competition (participation), 1st prize, 1st chair Cellist, Unisono String Chamber Orchestra, Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition 2013.
Noppakorn Auesirinucroch (GUITAR, ELECTRIC GUITAR)
Bangkok-born guitarist, Noppakorn Auesirinucroch attended Pre-College program in classical guitar performance major at College of Music, Mahidol University with Mr. Kiatkong Subhayon. During his studies, he professionally participated and performed in many prestigious competitions and music festivals from European and Asian countries, such as, The Netherlands, Belgium, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Noppakorn received several awards and recognitions, for instance, 1st prize in Junior Category at Thailand International Guitar Competition 2012, 1st prize in Junior Category at Asia International Guitar Festival 2013, 1st prize in Junior Category at Indonesia International Guitar Festival 2013, 1st prize in Junior Category at Tarrega International Guitar Festival 2014. Currently, he is obtaining his B.M. in classical guitar performance at Koninklijk Conservatory, Den Haag with professor Enno Voorhorst. Apart from classical side, he is also interested and dedicated himself in contemporary music which he explores several musical ideas for his performance such as sound, time, space, multi-sonic cultures and non-music context.
Krit Supabpanich (Viola)
Krit was an undergraduate at the College of Music, Mahidol University. He was one of the best students of Juris Madrevich, and is considered one of the rising stars on the viola in Thailand. He is currently a member of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and is studying for a Master Degree in viola performance and pedagogy at Mahidol University with Dr. Danny Keasler. He was participate in a number of masterclasses offered by internationnal professional musicians,including Juliet White-Smith, Michiel Hall, Roger Chase, Felix Schwartz, Jennifer Stumm. Krit has performed as a violist in several orchestras and chamber music including Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (2015 – present), Lotus Quartet (2012-present), also as a principle: Salaya String Chamber Orchestra (2011 – present),Princess Galyani Vadhana Youth Orchestra (2014-2015), Mahidol Symphony Orchestra (2012-2014), Si Si string Chember Orchestra (2014), Thai Youth Orchestra (2010-2012)
Tapanat Kiatpaibulkit (Violin/Viola)
Tapanatt Kiatpaibulkit started playing violin when he was 13 with Worapong Aue-Yok at Assumption College, Bangkok, where was the concert-master, Assumption College String Orchestra. He graduated from the College of Music, Mahidol University in 2016 where he studied major viola performance with Juris Madrevich, minor harp, theory, composition and conducting. In 2010, he went to France as an exchange student and studied violin with Madame Beatrice Broyer at Consevatoire Municipal de Musique, de Danse et d’Art Dramatique in Salon-de-Provence. In 2014, he also participated in the International Summer Course for New Music at Darmstadt, Germany, with Anothai Nitibhon and Peter Veale. Mr. Tapanatt also performed with Tacet(i) at Thailand International Composition Festival 2016 and 2017 and various contemporary music concerts. Tapanatt was member of Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music Youth Orchestra (2013 – 2016) and now he is a member of Siam Sinfonietta and Siam Philhamonic Orchestra
Phataporn Preechanon (Flute)
Phataporn Preechanon was born on March 4, 1997 in Bangkok, Thailand. She started playing piano when she was 11 years old. Her first competition was Yamaha Thailand Music Festival 2010: Classical violin with piano, Age not over 15 years; and won the first prize. She later found herself interested in the sounds of wind instruments and she was admitted to the Young Artist Music Program at the College of Music, Mahidol University with Agrita Lakute. She received 2 years scholarship. She has several chances to play with many ensembles. She graduated from Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music where she studied flute with Kalaya Phongsathorn. she has participated in many musical activities in Thailand and abroad, such as: PGVIM Exchange Project in SEOUL 2017; Chamber Concert at Singapore Symposium; SNU International Music Camp 2018 in South Korea.