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Mahidol Guitar Students win top prizes at the Pattaya International Classical Guitar Competition 2013

 

The 5th Pattaya International Classical GuitarFestival 2013 took place at the Siam Bayshore Hotel in Pattaya on October 27th. The annual event is organized by the Thailand Guitar Society, the Sukosol Hotel Group, and Pattaya People Media Group. The guitar competition was divided into two categories - Junior and Senior. Judges for both competitions included an international panel of artists from the US, Germany, Indonesia, Japan, and Thailand. Out of the top six winners in both categories five were Mahidol students.

Mr. Kawin Watanasuchat, a 3rd year College of Music, Mahidol University undergraduate guitar student, won first prize of Senior Competition. He received a guitar from the Indonesian luthier Hanief Palopo as well as strings box set. His coaching teacher is Dr.Paul Cesarczyk, Chair of Classical Guitar Department.

Mr. Wongsathorn Songbundit, a 3nd year College of Music, Mahidol University undergraduate guitar student, won second prize of Senior Competition. He received a 5,000 Baht cash award as well as strings. His coaching teacher is Dr.Paul Cesarczyk.

Mr. Thanapot Lerttham, a 1st year College of Music, Mahidol University Pre-College guitar student, won first prize of Junior Competition. He received a 5,000 Baht cash award as well as strings. His coaching teacher is Dr.Paul Cesarczyk.

Mr. Thanakarn Luechachandej, a 3rd year College of Music, Mahidol University Pre-College guitar student, won second prize of Junior Competition. He received a 3,000 Baht cash award as well as strings. His coaching teacher is Kiatkong Subhayon, a part-time faculty of Classical Guitar Department.

Mr. Kitikawin Muanchan, a 2nd year College of Music, Mahidol University Pre-College guitar student, won third prize of Junior Competition. He received a 1,500 Baht cash award as well as strings. His coaching teacher is Prasong Pon-intra, faculty of Classical Guitar Department.

 

 

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