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
10 Jul
MOZART WITH CROISSANTS
10 Jul
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
12 Jul
MELODY/MIND ASSEMBLED
17 Jun
CLASSICAL MUSIC IN THE CITY
25 Jun
TCHAIKOVSKY IN TWILIGHT
27 May
BRAHMS TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERT
28 May
BRAHMS TCHAIKOVSKY CONCERT
12 May
THE EARLY STRING QUARTETS: HAYDN & MOZART
11 May
PRO MUSICA STRING QUARTET
01 May
SSMS STRING ORCHESTRA
03 Apr
NEW KIDS ON KHAOSAN ROAD MUSIC FESTIVAL
06 Feb
MUSIC IN LIBRARY
06 Feb
FIRST SOUNDS OF BANGKOK MOJO BAR
12 Feb
PRO MUSICA BANDWAGON
22 Feb
CHOPINISM
23 Feb
CHOPINISM
20 Jan
PRO MUSICA ‘CZECH IT OUT’
23 Jan
STREET GIG (NO.20) – NEUTER LOVER, RAMIN, ABIBOSS, PRO MUSICA QUARTET
29 Jan
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
18 Dec
PRO MUSICA X JUMPMASTER SKATE HAUS PRESENTS “CA’PUCCINI”
21 Dec
A CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL WITH PRO MUSICA
04 Nov
A TANGO WITH MOZART
06 Nov
PRO MUSICA BANDWAGON AT WTF ALLEY
21 Nov
PRO MUSICA BANDWAGON@CHANGCHUI CREATIVE PARK
26 Nov
AN EVENING OF VIOLIN AND VIOLA DUO
21 Oct
Pro Musica Bandwagon @ Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
22 Oct
PRO MUSICA TRIO plays Mozart and more
23 Oct
MOCKTAILS AND MOZART
22 Apr
EARLY QUARTETS: HAYDN AND MOZART
23 Apr
THE EARLY STRING QUARTETS: “HAYDN & MOZART”
24 Apr
THE EARLY STRING QUARTETS: “HAYDN & MOZART”
14 Mar
Music for all
28 Mar
Weeping Guitar
29 Mar
Weeping Guitar
31 Mar
PRO MUSICA: MURDER AND WEDDING
14 Feb
Valentine’s Day Exclusive Concert
04 Dec
Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration “THE SALIERI SONATAS
05 Dec
Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration “THE SALIERI SONATAS
15 Dec
Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration “THE PIANO CONCERTOS”(Chamber version)
16 Dec
Beethoven’s 250th birthday celebration “THE PIANO CONCERTOS”(Chamber version)
17 Oct
“Shostakovich” Electronic music, poetry reading and his 8th String Quartet
20 Oct
COUNTERPOINT: The Sound Of Despair
22 Oct
Pro Musica at Smalls
12 Sep
Mozart’s Divertimento
13 Sep
Mozart’s Divertimento
01 Aug
พิพิธภัณฑ์ศิลปะไทยร่วมสมัย (MOCA BANGKOK)
02 Aug
Clara Restaurant Bangkok
31 Jul
Quaint Bangkok, Sukhumvit 61
27 Jun
Siam Society Bangkok
31 May
Composer & Musician: Live Stream on Facebook
07 Jun
Classic meets Jazz & Blues: Live Stream on Pro Musica Facebook
24 May
Vivaldi & Wine: Live Stream on Facebook
11 Jan
FOUR SEASONS RESORT CHIANGMAI
16 Jan
GOETHE-SAAL GOETHE INSTITUTE BANGKOK
18 Jan
VILLA ROYALE PHUKET
30 Jan
CHANGCHUI
01 Feb
RACHMANKHA CHIANGMAI
02 Feb
JJ MARKET CHIANGMAI
04 Feb
SIAM SOCIETY
26 Mar
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE BANGKOK (POSTPONED)
14 May
ALLIANCE FRANÇAISE BANGKOK (POSTPONED)
08 Jun
GOETHE-SAAL GOETHE INSTITUTE BANGKOK (POSTPONED)
19 Dec
SIAM SOCIETY BANGKOK
22 Dec
F.V Bangkok
31 Aug
Neilson Hays Library
01 Sep
F.V Bangkok
07 Sep
Neilson Hays Library
07 Sep
Sorrento Sathorn
19 Sep
Rocca di Frassinello, Italy
28 Sep
DR. THAWORN PHORNPRAPHA AUDITORIUM
29 Sep
DR. THAWORN PHORNPRAPHA AUDITORIUM
25 Oct
THAILAND CULTURAL CENTRE SMALL HALL
18 Nov
GOETHE-SAAL
12 Jan
PAYAP UNIVERSITY CHIANGMAI
13 Jan
RACHMANKHA CHIANGMAI
15 Jan
SIAM SOCIETY
20 Jan
DIANA GARDEN PATTAYA
22 Jan
DUKE CONTEMPORARY ART SPACE
23 Jan
GOETHE INSTITUTE BANGKOK
26 Jan
FOUR SEASONS RESORT CHIANGMAI
28 Jan
VILLA ROYALE PHUKET
28 Mar
ANANTARA SIAM BANGKOK
06 Apr
TIFFANY SHOW THEATRE
07 Apr
MAHISORN HALL, SIAM COMMERCIAL BANK
23 May
THE ATRIUM PANYA
26 May
THE PHYA THAI PALACE
28 May
SIAM SOCIETY
14 Jun
EELSWAMP PATTAYA
15 Jun
EELSWAMP PATTAYA
16 Jun
GOETHE INSTITUTE BANGKOK
30 Jun
MIE PHILHAMONIC JAPAN
24 Jul
SIAM SOCIETY BANGKOK
21 Aug
SIAM SOCIETY BANGKOK

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