TASANA NAGAVAJARA

Coming from the Thai classical instrument, Saw Duang, Tasana Nagavajara started learning the violin at the age of 9. His Thai teachers included Suphot Chomboon, Sutin Srinarong and Choochart Pitaksakorn. The turning point in his musical education came in 1989 when he was granted a full scholarship by the International Menuhin Music Academy (IMMA) to study with Alberto Lysy and Johannes Eskar in Switzerland. He thereby gained the golden opportunity to become a member of the Camerata Lysy Gstaad which performed under Lord Yehudi Menuhin in most major European cities, USA, Canada and South America. He received further training with Roland Baldini at the Vorarlberg Conservatory in Austria, and with Kathryn Lucktenberg at the University of Oregon, Eugene, USA. He obtained his doctorate degree from Chulalongkorn University in 2017, with a thesis on Mozart’s violin sonatas.

Tasana Nagavajara was a founding member of the Faculty of Music at Silpakorn University, and has also served as Director of the Silpakorn Summer Music School (SSMS) and the Pro Musica Junior Programme. As a professional musician, he has performed the major violin concerti with Thailand’s leading orchestras, and served as Concertmaster of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra under Hikotaro Yazaki for 10 consecutive seasons. He was also recipient of a Princess Galyani Vadhana scholarship to attend a violin master class with Hrachya Hrutunian in Neustadt/Saar, Germany.

In recent years he has concentrated his efforts on chamber music by introducing repertoire hitherto unfamiliar to the Thai audience, giving regular violin and viola recitals and leading various chamber ensembles, that culminated in the successful revival of the pioneering Pro Musica Orchestra under the baton of the late M.L. Usni Pramoj, which went on tour to 4 European countries in 2012.

Tasana Nagavajara has been intensifying his international career with his involvement from 2011 to 2016 as faculty member and chamber performer in the Estate Musicale Frentana in Lanciano, Italy, and in 2014 he joined the International Akaroa Music Festival, New Zealand. He has twice given recitals at the historic Mendelssohn House in Leipzig, Germany. Tasana is currently the Artistic Director of the Pro Musica Orchestra.

EVENTS

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” ― Leonard Bernstein
29 Oct
Diana Garden Resort & Hotel
26 Nov
Neilson Hays Library
28 Nov
YAMAHA MUSIC HALL
04 Dec
The Rose Hotel Bangkok
18 Dec
Anantara Siam Bangkok Hotel
12 Jan
Prem Tinsulanonda International School Chiangmai
13 Jan
Four Seasons Resort Chiangmai
16 Jan
Villa Royale Phuket
19 Jan
Dusit Thani Huahin
23 Jan
Siam Society Bangkok
28 Jan
Diana Garden Pattaya
03 Feb
Rachamankha Chiangmai
04 Feb
Payap University Chiangmai
06 Feb
Siam Society Bangkok
11 Feb
Elswamp Pattaya
12 Feb
Goethe Saal Bangkok
23 Feb
Dusit Thani Huahin
27 Feb
Atrium Panya
11 Mar
Elswamp Pattaya
12 Mar
Goethe Saal Bangkok
29 Mar
Anantara Siam Bangkok
30 Mar
Siam Society Bangkok
07 Apr
Tiffany Theater Pattaya
08 Apr
Mahisorn hall SCB Park
11 May
Elswamp Pattaya
13 May
Phayathai Palace Bangkok
15 May
Anantara Siam Bangkok
01 Jun
Dusit Thani Huahin
09 Jun
Payap University Chiangmai
12 Jun
Siam Society Bangkok
24 Jun
MIE PHILHARMONIC JAPAN
19 Jul
SIAM SOCIETY BANGKOK
20 Jul
SIAM SOCIETY BANGKOK
04 Aug
Rak Piano School, Chiangrai
11 Aug
Rajamangala University of Technology Isan, Nakhon Ratchasima
18 Aug
Songkhla Rajabhat University, Sonkhla
25 Aug
Buriram Rajabhat University, Buriram
01 Sep
Payap University Chiangmai
08 Sep
Huahin Vitthayalai School, Prachuap Khiri Khan
29 Sep
Creative Industries, M-Theatre Building
30 Sep
Creative Industries, M-Theatre Building
12 Oct
Boon Rawd Brewery Co., Ltd.
13 Oct
THE EMQUARTIER

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