On December 14, 2010, at National Art Gallery,
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sugree Charoensook, Dean of College of Music, Mahidol University
honorably gave an award to the first winner (The Grand Prize) of Music Composition field in
2010 Young Thai Artist Award that was organized by SCG Foundation in cooperation with Thailand’s leading educational institutions. The judges were Dr. James Ogburn, Dr. Jiradej Setabundhu, Dr. Anothai Nitibhon, Dr. Chaipruck Mekara, and Mr. Surat Kemaleelakul.
The Grand Prize Award went to Mr. Morakot Cherdchoo-ngarm, a senior in Music Composition and Theory, Mahidol University’s College of Music. Mr. Morakot received 150,000 baht, a trophy, and oversea study tour from his winning composition “Yor Prapai and Yugantawat for String Quartet.” The concept of this piece is when the wind blows against one’s body, it helps unwind an individual and free them from stress. The leaves move along the blowing wind as though unpredictable feelings. The destructive wind blows heavily towards its own shadow. Mr. Morakot got an inspiration from a gust of wind at one moment. Mr. Morakot studies with Mr. Valeriy Rizayev, a lecturer in College of Music’s Composition Department. After the award ceremony, his work was performed by Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO).
Apart from The Grand Prize, Mr. Pharat Satithammaphong, another senior also got Distinguished Prize. He got 50,000 baht and a trophy from his piece “The Parallel Period” which concept is the merging of eastern and western cultures in the reign of King Rama V. Mr. Pharat was inspired from Thai gong sound, one of Southeast Asia’s most ancient instruments. He studies composition with Dr. James Ogburn, head of Music Composition and Theory, Mahidol University’s College of Music.
Our alumnus, Mr. Nantpeephutt Vuthisak is currently studying in Graduate level at College of Music, Rangsit University. His winning composition is The Echo of Vague. The concept is the piece was composed, using elements of major 7th, 11th, and 13th chords in different places with an inversion and or cutting off of some notes to create colors and dissonances. The inspiration for his composition was: some days, we may have a very hectic life, but at other times, we may live a simple life. Yet when looking back at our life in those days gone by, we may have different feeling. This is like the form of this piece of music in which everything will be inverted upon the finish of section C to achieve a new feeling while the structure remains unchanged. When he was at College of Music, Mahidol University, he studied with Mr. Valeriy Rizayev.
Date : December 17, 2010