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Student of College of Music, Mahidol University Was Awarded Maple Prize in the 2nd International Piano Concert in Vancouver, Canada by People With Disabilities

 

 

 


          Ms. Ubonwan Piakaew (NíPang), a 3rd year undergarduate majoring in piano at College of Music, Mahidol University, competed in the 2nd International Piano Concert in Vancouver, Canada by People With Disabilities on 30 Sept Ė 4 Oct 2009. NíPang competed in Course A, and she performed a version of her arrangement of Canadian folk song ďVive le Canadienne,Ē which earned her the Maple Award and 300US$ cash prize.

         The 2nd International Piano Concert in Vancouver by People with Disabilities aimed to broaden the publicís awareness of the musical talents of disabled people as well as recognize and celebrate the vast creative possibilities of people with disabilities. NíPang, a pianist with visual impairment, was invited by The Institute of Piano Teachers & People with Disabilities to represent Thailand to compete in this event. More than 70 contestants from 15 countries competed in this yearís event. The contestants were placed into a group of similar disabilities, including mental retardation, limb impairments, visual impairments, hearing impairment and/or communication impairment, developmental disabilities, and plural disabilities.

Congratulations to NíPang, our young talent!

Reference: www.internationalpianofestival.com

 

Post Date : October 15, 2009

 
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