Mozart got the nod for January
Text by Marion Vogt
Photos by Michael Vogt
Voice Studio Chiang Mai, situated in the new Wangkam
Building, Nimmanhaemin Road not only teaches children and adults how to
sing, play the piano, violin, and dance, but also gives their students a
chance to perform.
chin kong chan’, a Thai pop song charmingly performed by Pai and Frong.
Everyone can be nervous when it comes to performing in
front of an audience but Tianchai Sooktiang, managing director and voice
teacher, organizes monthly recitals which for all ages and all degrees of
proficiency are pure fun for all.
makes hungry, but happy!
The recent ‘Music of the month of January’ was in
honor of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, a European classical music genius born on
January 27, 1756 in Salzburg, Austria.
All’ not Mariah Carey but from Cat and Chelsey.
Tianchai, acted as MC and spoke throughout the recital
about Mozart’s compositions, but the students were allowed to perform what
they had learnt in previous lessons, with everything according to their age.
Being immediately post Xmas and New Year, the children were in a holiday
mood, and more interested in pop songs than Mozart, but the joy and delight
in showing off music skills to parents and friends was obvious.
director, voice teacher and highly gifted singer, Tianchai Sooktiang.
Very cute and sweet was the duet by Pai and Frong and
everyone forgave a forgotten couple of words. It was not a matter of being
perfect, but in taking part and getting experience.
Little Asia and little Pream, an unbeatable duo, danced
and sang one of Bird Thongchai’s numbers, followed by another Bird and
Nicole duet, but performed by Gim and View.
played a Mozart minuet with much feeling.
Mozart, the man of the month, was delivered by Pond on
violin, accompanied by Raimy on the piano with both playing the maestro’s
composition with great feeling.
Asia and little Pream will become real beauties when they are grown up...
The audience was also treated to a very sophisticated
performance by Tianchai Sooktiang, who’s trained operatic voice can fill a
whole auditorium. It is easy to see that he loves music and can pass this
passion on to students.
The evening ended with two teenagers presenting a Mariah
Carey song and a buffet for everyone to relax after a most entertaining
Ning, Ying and Carot seem to know what love is all about.
HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, on behalf of His
Majesty the King, came to the CMU graduation day to confer the degree
graduates with their certificates, and also conferred honorary doctorate
degrees on Chao Duangduen na Chiang Mai in Liberal Arts, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
Therdchai Cheewaket in Science (Therapy), Prof. Dr. Rolf G. Werner in
Pharmacy, Prof. Dr. M. Roy Schwarz in Public Health, and Ajarn Chulathat
Kittibutre in architecture.
Maha Chakri Sirindhorn receiving flowers on arrival at the convention hall.
(Photo by Monchai Techasa)
Academic prizes were awarded to Prof. Chitre
Jiraratsathit in Medicine, Prof. Vichitre Srisuphan in Nursing, Prof. Thawee
Tanksasiri in Physics, Prof. Dr. Chote Theetranond in Parasitology and Prof.
Sith Butre-in in Philosophy and Religion.
Dr Rolf G. Werner received an honorary doctorate in Pharmacy. (Photo by
The University conferred degrees to 5,465 new graduates
with 23 doctorate degrees, 1,783 master degrees and 3,659 bachelor degrees.
Nipon Tuwanon (right) was present to welcome the Princess. (Photo by Monchai
A survey of employers showed general satisfaction with the CMU
students’ performances and that they could adjust to a new environment
very well. The survey results said 72 percent of the graduates this year
would be going into employment.
M. Roy Schwarz received an honorary doctorate in Public Health. (Photo by