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Saksri Pang Vongtaradon

born: 1974
country: Thailand

Saksri Pang Vongtaradonis one of the most prominent Thai composers and jazz pianists of his generation, who blends classical, jazz and Thai musical traditions, transcending musical and cultural boundaries. He received a Doctoral degree in music composition from Chulalongkorn University, and a Master of Music degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas. He studied jazz piano with Dan Haerle and Stefan Karlsson and studied classical piano with Adam Wodnicki and Dr. Steven Harlos. As a jazz pianist, he has performed with Eric Marienthal, Javon Jackson and the University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra. He has appeared at concerts and festivals including the Bangkok Jazz Festival, Huahin Jazz Festival, Sawasdee Jazz Festival, Kathmandu Jazz festival, Thailand International Jazz Conference and Thailand Jazz Competition. His debut album Seagull was nominated for the Kom Chad Luek award for the best intrumental album of 2010.

He studied composition with Paris Rutherford, Neil Slater, Narongrit Dhamabutra, and Weerachat Premananda. In 2014, he was awarded a research grant from the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Program to study music composition with Chinary Ung, Grawemeyer Award winning composer, at the University of California, San Diego and in 2018, he was awarded a grant to study composition with Yann Robin and Raphael Cendo at L’Université D’Altitude, France.

He has received awards and commissions from the Fulbright Thailand, French Embassy, Japan Foundation, National Research Council of Thailand, Thailand Research Fund and Silpakorn University. His music has been performed at concerts and festivals worldwide by ensembles including l’Ensemble Multilatérale, Tana String Quartet, HD Duo, Illuminart Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Maestro Tomomi Nishimoto, Calliope Duo, Tacet(i), and Ensemble Fove.

Currently, he is a faculty member of the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University and has published two textbooks on jazz theory. He has been invited as a guest lecturer and adjudicator at national and international music conferences and festivals including Nirnitta Composers Workshop, Thailand Jazz Competition, and Silpakorn Jazz Camp.

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