Romeo & Juliet

Celebrated violin soloist Koh Gabriel Kameda joins TPO and Maestro Gudni Emilsson to perform Galzunov’s Violin Concerto in A minor in what will certainly be a special event. The concert concludes with the performance of Prokofiev’s emotionally stirring work, Romeo and Juliet.

•17 February 2012 / 7.00 p.m. / MACM
•18 February 2012 / 4.00 p.m. / MACM

Gudni A. Emilsson

Koh Gabriel Kameda, Violin

•Thai Traditional Music
•Alexander Glazunov: Violin Concerto in A minor op.82
•Sergei Prokofiev: Romeo and Juliet: Suite No.2 op.64

Ticket price: THB 500, 300, and 100 (for students)

Shuttle Service: The College of Music, Mahidol University provides a “Salaya Link” shuttle bus service from Wongwianyai BTS Station directly to Mahidol University.  The bus stops at exit no. 2 of Wongwian Yai BTS Station.  The tickets are 25 baht (one way). Please check the shuttle schedule at

For more information or to place ticket reservations, please call 0 2800 2525-34 ext. 153-154 and

Koh Gabriel Kameda (Japanese: 亀田光 born January 14, 1975) is a German-Japanese concert violinist and violin teacher.

Early life

Koh Gabriel Kameda was born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany, into a family of medical doctors. He began playing the violin at the age of five and participated in competitions with the age of 8 winning first prizes, shortly later he started to study with Josef Rissin in Karlsruhe.


Koh Gabriel Kameda, First prizewinner of the Henryk Szeryng International Violin Competition in Mexico in 1997, is a recognized violinist by international audiences and colleagues. After hearing him play, Lord Yehudi Menuhin stated enthusiastically that he “was most impressed” with Kameda’s performance, and Sir James Galway proclaimed that “he is one of the most remarkable players of his generation”.
At the age of twelve Kameda enrolled in the University of Music in Karlsruhe, Germany, and studied with professor Josef Rissin. In 1993 violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman invited him to come to New York and work with him at the Manhattan School of Music.
Kameda received numerous prizes from national and international competitions. He won first prize at the National German Competition for young musicians, first prize at the International Violin Competition Kloster Schöntal, and first prize at the International Violin Competition “Henryk Szeryng”. In addition he was a prizewinner at the Eurovision Contest in Vienna, which was broadcast live on TV throughout Europe. During his career Kameda has received various awards including the Music Award of the European Industry, the Jürgen-Ponto Foundation award, the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben award, the Baden-Württemberg Art Foundation award, a scholarship from the international Richard Wagner Society, the Dora Zaslavsky-Koch Scholarship Award, and others.

Thailand International Jazz Conference 2012

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Following three successful years as one of the best jazz experiences to happen in the regions, the 4th Thailand International Jazz Conference (TIJC2012) is coming up for Jazz enthusiasts.  As with the last years, TIJC2012 offers one of the rarest opportunities for Jazz Lovers to see all the top class international and local Jazz artists performing finest Jazz Concerts and give the most valuable and inspiring Jazz Education in various topics.

Highlighted international artists joining TIJC2012 include pianists Benny Green and Taylor Eigsti and Saxophonist Marcus Strickland.  We also feature top class regional and local Jazz artists including Unit Asia and Koh Mr. Saxman, Tewan Sapsanyakorn, Denny and Friends, OMAH, Pomelo Town, and many more.

50 years of the Van Cliburn


The Van Cliburn Foundation
Celebrates 50 Years

2012 marks 50 years of the Van Cliburn Foundation...

    showcasing extraordinary talent in classical music,
    nurturing the careers of exceptional young pianists,
    encouraging the making of music in daily life,
    educating new generations of listeners and volunteers, and
    exposing audiences worldwide to the wonder of music.

We invite you to be with us throughout the year ~ to grab hold of our mission and
 to participate in our activities designed to exhibit the extent of our core programs.
It is a time of celebration as we honor the legacy of Van Cliburn and of the Foundation.

January 25
  featuring Yeol eum Son, 2009 Silver Medalist
  hosted by Buddy Bray
  Dallas Museum of Art at 7:30 p.m.


March 3
  Fort Worth Convention Center at 7 p.m.
  Water Garden Plaza Entrance

April 28
  Christopher Shih, 2011 winner of sixth Amateur Competition
  Drew Mays, 2007 winner of fifth Amateur Competition
  Michael Hawley, 2002 winner of third Amateur Competition
  Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth at 2 p.m.

September 6
  Gold Medalists to be announced February 2012
  Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra
  Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor
  Bass Performance Hall 7:30 p.m.

September 24
  Annual Board Meeting at 5 p.m.

  Retrospective Documentary of the Competition


Wolfgang Amadeus MOZART REQUIEM in D minor (K 626)


Wednesday March 16, 2011
The Siam Society, 131 Asoke, Sukhumvit 21, Bangkok,Thailand

Reception: 7:00 p.m., Concert: 7:30 p.m.

The Siam Society under Royal Patronage proudly presents W.A. Mozart’s Requiem, to be performed by the Mahidol University Baroque Choir and Orchestra under the baton of Henri Pompidor.

Universally recognized as one of the greatest choral masterpieces, the Requiem has long been shrouded in mystery. In July 1791, Mozart undertook the commission for an Austrian nobleman, little knowing that he was to write the requiem for himself: he died on December 5 of the same year, at the early age of 35. Inevitably, the secrecy surrounding the anonymous commission, the circumstances of Mozart's death, the unfinished state of the work, and its completion by his copyist, the composer Süssmayr, have precipitated two centuries of romantic speculation and scholarly controversy.

The completed work follows the traditional Latin liturgy and was first performed on January 2, 1793 at a benefit concert for Mozart’s widow Constanza. Since then, it has gained tremendous recognition and has been performed at many prestigious occasions including the memorial services of Joseph Haydn, Frederic Chopin and John F. Kennedy.

In 2002, on the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a worldwide “Rolling Requiem” project was launched in memory of the 3,000 victims, consisting of a continuous series of performances of the Requiem, circling the earth, crossing all time zones, each beginning at 8:47 a.m. local time, thus marking the time the first plane hit the World Trade Centre.

This masterpiece choral music will be performed at the Siam Society, 131 Soi Asoke, Sukhumvit 21, on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at 7.30 p.m. A second concert is scheduled March 18th at Assumption Cathedral Bangkok (near Oriental Hotel) at 7.30 p.m.

For details please call The Siam Society on 02-661-6470 or Mahidol University College of Music on 02-800-2525 ext 153-4.

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