Silpakorn Summer Music School

Silpakorn Summer Music School is one of the most prestigious summer music schools in Thailand held annually at our Phetchaburi Campus.  Each year about 100 young talents, chosen among thousands of young Thai musicians, come with a mission to further their knowledge in music with our reputable music faculties.

With a generous support from Siam Commercial Bank and Dusit Thani Hua Hin, Maestro Hikotaro Yazaki, an internationally acclaimed conductor, has been invited to collaborate with the young artists for the entire duration of the summer school lasting from April 1-9, 2011.   The concert date is on April 9th  at 7.00 pm, Mahisorn Hall, Siam Commercial Bank Head Office, Ratchayothin Bangkok (Tickets are 500, 300 and 200 baht. For reservation please contact: or call 02.262.3456).

For further details, please contact Silpakorn University Faculty of Music at 02-8808660 and 081-4847462 or visit our website for schedules Email: Facebook: SilpakornSummerMusicSchool

Hikotaro Yazaki, conductor
Born in Tokyo in 1947, Mr. Yazaki studied mathematics at the Sophia University, Tokyo before graduating from the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music as a conductor. For two years from 1970 he was Assistant Conductor of the Japan Philharmonic Orchestra under its Musical Director, Seiji Ozawa. In 1972, he gave a concert tour of Switzerland conducting the Tokyo Youth Symphony Orchestra.

Mr. Yazaki then moved to Europe to continue his musical training in Europe under the tutelage of some of the great conducting teachers: Franco Ferrara, Sergiu Celibidache, Zdenek Kosler Hans Swarowsky 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, Orchestre du Capitole de Toulouse, Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, and the orchestras of the Opera de Paris and Opera Royal de Wallonie.

He has held posts with the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra and as Music Director of the Hofer Symphoniker. 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.

For his continued contribution to French music and culture, Mr. Yazaki was awarded the ‘Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres’ in 2000 and the ‘Officier dans l’ordre des Arsts et des Lettres’ in 2008 by the French Government.


A New Composition by the Winner of 7th SSMS Composition Competition
Mozart: Piano Concerto in A major, K.488
by the Winner of 7th SSMS Piano Concerto Competition
Mahler: Symphony No.1 in D major (TITAN)
Friday April 8,2011 - 7 pm.
At Dusit Thani Huahin (Free Admission)
For further detetails, please contact Dusit Thani Huahin 032-520-009
Saturday April 9,2011 - 7 pm.
At Mahisorn Hall, Siam Commercial Bank, Head Office, Ratchayothin Bangkok
Tickets: 800, 300 and 200 Bath (for student with ID)
For reservation please contact: or call 02-262-3456
Presented by
Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University
Siam Commercial Bank
Dusit Thani Huahin
Siam Commercial Foundation
Siam Music Yamaha Company Limited
Steingraeber & Sohne
101 Piano & Strings
Marcato Music
Siam Opera
Music & Art Magazine

Reported by Natsupa Dechapanya

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