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The 1st Thailand International Piano Competition



This is the first international piano contest in Thailand that gives tempting rewards such as cash, trophy, certificates and a Yamaha C3 Grand Piano which is a generous complimentary from the Yamaha Siam. The delegates of this competition come from Thailand and other countries i.e., South Korea, Greece, Malaysia, Russia, France, US, Taiwan and China.

The aim of this competition is to expose the ability of the pianists from around the world and to seek new generation of the talented pianists. It also shows that Thailand is efficient enough for the international competition. It is an honor of the College of Music, Mahidol University to have the following experts to be the jury for the competition.

  1. Rolf-Dieter Arens, President, the Liszt School of Music Weimar, Germany
  2. Dina Yoffe, Professor at the Anton Rubinstein International Academy in Dusseeldorf, Germany and the 2nd Prizewinner in the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1975
  3. Robert Palmer, the Ruth Weldy Mauzy and Mary Weldy Porter Distinguished Professor of Music at Ball State University, Indiana, USA
  4. Gustavo Romeo, Associate Professor at the University of North Texas, USA and the 1st Prizewinner in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in 1989
  5. Lambis Vassiliadis, Assistant Professor at the lonian University, Greece
  6. Eri Nakagawa, Assistant Professor at Mahidol University, Thailand


The final competition took place at the auditorium, College of Music, Mahidol University (Salaya Campus) on March 21, 2008. The College of Music, Mahidol University was honored to have Professor Clinic Dr. Piyasakon Sakonsattayathorn, the president of Mahidol University and Khunying Pattama Leeswadtrakul, Honorary Regent of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (TPO) to present the Souvenir to the jury and presented the flowers and prize to the winner. Many distinguished guests came to witness the competition: the ambassadors to Embassy of the Republic of Turkey, the Embassy of Greece, and the Embassy of Russia Federation.

The Result

  1. The 1st prize is Ms. Tian Lu from People’s Public Of China received 150,000 baht, trophy, certificates and even a Yamaha C3 Grand piano.
  2. The 2nd prize is Ms. Yang Song from People’s Public Of China received 100,000 baht.
  3. The 3rd prize is Ms. Polina Bogdanova from Russia Fedaration received 50,000 bath.
  4. Special Prize for the best New Composition Performance is Ms. Polina Bogdanova from Russia Fedaration received 20,000 baht.
  5. Special Prize for the best Thai Performance is Ms. Thanaporn Chutachalatip from Thailand received 30,000 baht.
  6. Special Prize for the John Libbey prize for best French music performance is Mr. Shuen Da Wong from Malaysia received 30,000 baht.


Post Date : March 25, 2008


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