•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 www.music.mahidol.ac.th/salayalink
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Koh Gabriel Kameda (Japanese: 亀田光 born January 14, 1975) is a German-Japanese concert violinist and violin teacher.
Early lifeKoh 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.
CareerKoh 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.