I was thrilled to be invited by Dr Yos Vaneesorn, principal clarinet in the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and one of the most highly regarded musicians in Thailand, to work with some of Thailand’s talented young trumpeters as part of the Siam Duriyang Music Workshops 2022.
Thailand is rapidly becoming a key player in the development of some of Asia’s best young brass players. The country boasts two superb symphony orchestras, a collection of excellent university music faculties, several specialist music colleges plus several stunning concert halls. Throw into the mix highly committed and experienced teachers it is no wonder that young Thai musicians are picking up some of the top orchestral positions in Asia.
The trumpet workshops were held at the Horwang School, one of the best schools for young musicians in Thailand, and it was clear all the students present were committed and determined to realise to the full their talents as musicians. Apart from covering aspects of basic technique we also rehearsed and performed two short pieces by Dr Yos, The Crocodile followed by The Spider.
Siam Duriyang Music Workshop 2022 also included masterclasses by Dr Daren Robbins (horn), Supat Hanpatanachai (saxophone) and Prapat Prateepphlipon (bass trombone)
Trumpeters (from left to right:
1.Loy Siang Kang (YST)
2.Chanun Mallanoo (YST)
3.Attaphat Khunrattanaprakarn (SatiKU)
4.Suraseth Prasunthawong (CU)
5.Chatchanok Pibool (CU)
6.Nunnapat Tanjitsatum (CU)
7.Wasin Chaiprasert (TUN)
8.Kanapod Wangtrakool (Horwang)