A group of talented children from the Maechan hill tribe
from the Chiang Rai province recently traveled to Bangkok to perform at the
Belgian Ambassador’s residence.
It was a first for the young musicians who have been taking lessons and
playing in the Chiang Rai Youth Orchestra led by Ajarn Paramet.
hill tribe violinists and organizer Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz at the
Belgian Ambassador’s residence in Bangkok.
Students from the Sindoi hill tribe who study ceramic making also
participated and presented the Ambassador of Belgium, Mr. Jan Matthysen, a
beautiful ceramic portrait using enamel techniques of French artist Paul
Beckrich depicting Chao Phya Abhai Raja.
The piece of art will be displayed at the Belgian Embassy in Bangkok.
one of the students from the Sindoi ceramic project presented a portrait
depicting Chao Phya Abhai Raja to Ambassador Jan Matthysen.
Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz of the Insii Thai House in Maechan, Chiangr
Rai was instrumental in making this trip possible.
The journey, organized by the Rotary Club of Maechan, proved to be very
successful, and without a doubt, the students touched the hearts of everyone
who attended the party and impressed the audience with their musical
hill tribe violinist’s performance impressed the VIPS.
The event was attended by some of the distinguished members of the Bangkok
society, including Privy Councilor M.R. Thep Devakula, several ambassadors
and diplomats, artists, Rotarians, musicians and orchestra conductors, as
well as corporate executives.
Following the concert in Bangkok the children traveled to Cha Am beach where
they spent time enjoying the surf and sand for the first time.
For more information about this event visit www. insiithaihouse.com
The hill tribe children visit
Cha Am beach for the first time.