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
03 Aug
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART DUOS FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLA
18 Jul
BEETHOVEN, DEBUSSY & BEAGLES
07 Jul
BEETHOVEN FOR KIDS
06 Jul
BEETHOVEN FOR KIDS
02 Jun
SSMS ORCHESTRA
01 Jun
HAYDN-MOZART-SCHUBERT
25 May
QUARTET FOR KIDS
19 May
PRO MUSICA STRING QUARTET
18 May
PRO MUSICA STRING QUARTET
17 May
THE MARATHON QUARTET SERIES #8
28 Apr
MOZART FOR KIDS
25 Apr
MOZART: DUOS FOR VIOLIN AND VIOLA
23 May
PRO MUSICA QUARTET: THE MARATHON QUARTET SERIES #8 ‘SMETANA & BRAHMS’
31 Mar
PRO MUSICA TRIO
30 Mar
MOZART IN CHINATOWN
19 Feb
PRO MUSICA QUARTET: THE MARATHON QUARTET SERIES #7
15 Mar
SCHUMANN & MENDELSSOHN STRING QUARTETS
03 Mar
CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT FOR YOUNG CHILDREN
25 Feb
BAAN KATA ARTS FEST
18 Feb
LOVE
17 Feb
TEDXCHIANGMAI 2024 “WHAT IF….?”
14 Feb
VALENTINE’S DAY SERENADE
11 Feb
MY ALMOST VALENTINE
10 Feb
𝐃𝐑. 𝐐𝐔𝐀𝐈𝐍𝐓𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄
09 Feb
VIOLIN & VINYL
27 Jan
การแสดงดนตรีเพลงฝรั่งเศส
24 Jan
A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
21 Jan
CLASSICAL CONCERT FOR KIDS
20 Jan
CLASSICAL CONCERT FOR KIDS
07 Jan
HUA HIN GOES CLASSIC
22 Dec
OM AND FRIENDS X PRO MUSICA
20 Dec
OM AND FRIENDS X PRO MUSICA
17 Dec
HANDEL’S MESSIAH
15 Dec
THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
14 Dec
THE CHRISTMAS CONCERT
25 Nov
40 ปี กวีศรีชาวไร่ พงษ์เทพ กระโดนชำนาญ
24 Oct
BEETHOVEN AND SCHUBERT: THE MIDDLE STRING QUARTETS
22 Oct
HARMONIOUS FUSION
20 Oct
BEETHOVEN & SCHUBERT: THE MIDDLE STRING QUARTETS
24 Sep
CLASSICAL CONCERTS FOR KIDS
23 Sep
CLASSICAL CONCERTS FOR KIDS
26 Aug
Classical Music in ASEAN Context
18 Aug
AUGUST CONCERT HÒA NHẠC GIAO HƯỞNG THÁNG TÁM
21 Jul
HAYDN & MOZART THE MIDDLE STRING QUARTETS
18 Jul
HAYDN & MOZART: THE MIDDLE STRING QUARTETS
14 Jul
PRO MUSICA QUARTET: BACK TO HAYDN AND MOZART
25 Jun
Mie Philharmonic Japan
15 Jun
DON QUIXOTE
14 Jun
DON QUIXOTE
07 Jun
THE WAR REQUIEM
24 May
Mozart in the Chapel
23 May
MOZART & COFFEE
22 May
MONDAY MOZART
21 May
MOZART IN THE FOREST BY PRO MUSICA
20 May
The violin, the viola, Mozart and the national artist
28 Apr
DVOŘÁK AND SHOSTAKOVICH: THE EARLY STRING QUARTETS
26 Apr
DVOŘÁK AND SHOSTAKOVICH: THE EARLY STRING QUARTETS
24 Apr
EARLY STRING QUARTETS: DVORÁK & SHOSTAKOVICH
02 Apr
VIVALDI : THE FOUR SEASONS
31 Mar
VIVALDI : THE FOUR SEASONS
29 Mar
THE 4 SEASONS OF FOOD AND MUSIC
25 Mar
VIVALDI : THE FOUR SEASONS
20 Mar
PRO MUSICA TRIO TO PERFORM AT SMALLS
19 Mar
THE FOUR SEASONS@THE STATION
18 Mar
VIVALDI “THE FOUR SEASONS” REVEALED
17 Jan
CLASSICAL MUSIC IS FUN
12 Jan
SILPAKORN UNIVERSITY STRING ORCHESTRA
11 Dec
LET’S GET FESTIVE! BY PRO MUSICA
04 Dec
PRO MUSICA BANDWAGON COMES TO JING JAI MARKET CHIANG MAI
03 Dec
PRO MUSICA BANDWAGON COMES TO PLOEN RUEDEE NIGHT MARKET
21 Nov
THE LAST SONATAS
17 Nov
THE LAST SONATAS
11 Nov
Pro Musica String Quartet
09 Nov
TCHAIKOVSKY AND MENDELSSOHN -THE EARLY STRING QUARTETS
07 Nov
PRO MUSICA QUARTET
26 Oct
VIVO SSO THE SUN RISES AGAIN
05 Sep
DANCE TO DEATH
04 Sep
DANCE TO DEATH
28 Aug
PERFORMER SPOTLIGHT
27 Aug
PERFORMER SPOTLIGHT
17 Aug
Beethoven and Schubert: The early string quartets
16 Aug
GOGO BEETHOVEN
29 Jul
BACH TO BROADWAY
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

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