The 80 members of the students from the 6th Silpakorn Summer Music School (SSMS) are among the finest students from all over Thailand. Chosen through highly competitive auditions, they are together for a week each summer, Rehearsal Camp in a beautiful campus of Silpakorn University Hua Hin, 2 hours away from Bangkok, and then followed by 2 chamber concerts and two full orchestra concerts.
A staggering 1,000 musicians, ranging in age from 14 to 25, have auditioned for SSMS. Those selected for the full and partly scholarship program study with an exceptional artist-faculty of principal players from the Bangkok, Hong Kong, Japan, Italy, USA and more symphony orchestras.
The special guest this year is Maestro Hikotaro Yazaki as a conductor for the orchestra with an awesome concert program which we will perform works by Shostakovich and Dvorak. And included the chamber concert program by the students at The Lobby, Dusit Thani Hotel, Hua Hin on April 7th and 8th, From 5.30 pm. The orchestra concerts will be on April 9th at the Royal Dusit Grand Ballroom at 6.00 pm., free at Dusit Thani Hua Hin and April 10th at Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok at 7.00 pm. with ticket at 200 baht. More details can be requested by calling Silpakorn University Faculty of Music on 02-4245505, 02-8808660 and 081-4847462 or Dusit Thani Hua Hin on 032-520009.
Orchestra Concert Programme:
Mr. Yazaki then moved to Europe to continue his musical training under the tutelage of some of the great conducting teachers: Franco Ferrara, Sergiu Celibidache, Zdenek Kosler Hans Swarowaky and Pierre Dervaux. During this time, he was a laureate at numerous competitions, such as the 1st John Player international Conductors Award (1974), the Concours International de BesanÇon (1975) and at the Concorso Internazionale “Gino Marinuzzi” (1976).
Mr. Yazaki is much in demand both in his native Japan and in Europe, where he appears with orchestras including the Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Orchestras, the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France, Orchestre National de Lyon, Orchetre du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, and the orchestras of the Opera de Paris and Opera Royal de Wallonie.
In 1994, Mr.Yazaki became Principal Guest Conductor of the Orchestre de Chambre National de Toulouse, and in 2000, was appointed Honorary Guest Conductor of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra. Since 2002, he has been Principal Guest Conductor of the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and latest a guest conductor of the Galyani Vadhana Institute Orchestra. He has held posts with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra and as Music Director of the Hofer Symphoniker.
For his continued contribution to French music and culture, Mr. Yazaki was awarded the “Chevalier dans I’ordre des Arts et des Lettres” in 2000 and the “Officier dans I’ordre des Arsts et des Lettres’ in 2008 by the French Government.
Reported by Taweesak Dechapanya
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