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19th November

Mozart Sublime

The String Quintets in C major and G minor

Pro Musica Quartet 

with Born Lau, viola

Sunday, 19th November, 5pm

Pro Musica Quartet

Leo Phillips, violin

Born Lau, viola

Tasana Nagavajara, viola

Rueychai Saengow, violin

Iris Regev, cello

Mozart: the two string quintets of 1787

String Quintet in C Major K. 515

String Quintet in G Minor K. 516

Reservations: 1,000 baht per person. Email asiachart@hotmail.com for reservations. For more information call 038 069681 during office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.

For more information: http://eelswamp.blogspot.com/2017/10/mozart-sublime.html

26th November

26th November



Sunday 26 November


10.30 - Junior competition


13.00 - Senior competition


15.00 - Guitar Maker workshop/Guitar exhibition


            rehearsal CGO orchestra


16.00 - TGS student concert


17.00 - Santi Kaewjai (20 minute)

17.25 - Nattakrit Plewjit (20 minute)


17.50   set up guitar orchestra


18.00 - CGO Guitar Orchestra


19.00 - Guitar Night

Nalin Komentrakarn (around 12 minute)

Padet Netpakdee ((around 15 minute)

Sakol Siripipattanakul ((around 15 minute)

Pongpat Pongpradit (solo or duo) (around 15 minute)

Leon Koudelak & Woratep Rattana-umpawan ((around 12 minute)


21.00 - Announcement of junior competition winner and award ceremony

Press release

Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2017 at Siam Bayshore Pattaya – Sunday 26th November.


Siam Hotels & Resorts and the Thailand Guitar Society proudly present the 9th annual Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition 2017 on Sunday 26th November. at the Siam Bayshore Pattaya.


This year edition will be "in memory His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adujadej".


Music by His Majesty the King Bhumibol Adujadej will be performed with many others.


The first time the festival will include a performance by a guitar orchestra, the CGO (Classical Guitar Orchestra), which was founded last year in Bangkok by Sira Tindukasiri and is conducted by Apichai Chantanakajornfung.


The festival is the only event of its kind in Thailand, showcasing many of the world’s top guitar makers and musicians. The festival is open to the public, with collectors, players, music lovers, students and general enthusiasts strongly encouraged to attend. The festival is surely the biggest and most vibrant event for classical guitar aficionados and music lovers on the Eastern Seaboard.


This event will kick off with the adult and junior guitar competitions at 10:00, followed by a guitar exhibition at 14:00, student concert at 15:00, followed by afternoon concert with Thai virtuoso guitarist Santi Kaewjai and last year competition winner Nattakrit Plewjit , at 17.00 and the CGO (Classical Guitar Orchestra), solist will be Padet Netpakdee, at 18.00, the “Guitar Night” featuring the expert strumming of Pongpat Pongpradit, Woratep Rattana umpawan, Sakol Siripipattanakul, Nalin Komentrakarn and Leon Koudelak.will start at 19.00.


A ‘must see’ for all guitar fans and aficionados!


Admission / festival pass (inclusive coffee breaks) is Bht 400 for adults and Bht 200 for students (with valid I.D.). A special accommodation package, inclusive breakfast and festival ticket, available for Bht 2,500 (single or twin) per night.


Tickets on sale and to make a room booking at the Siam Bayshore Pattaya, call 038-428-678 for purchasing.

To learn more about the event visit www.thailandguitarsociety.com.

8th, 9th and 10th December

1+1=3 Two fine musicians - three concerts

Ilya Kondratiev, piano and Erzhan Kulibaev, violin

Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December

Friday, December 8th, 6pm

Erzhan plays mostly solo

Erzhan Kulibaev, violin

Erzhan Kulibaev is a young violinist from Kazakhstan. He studied in Moscow, Madrid and Salzburg and was awarded an Honorary Diploma by Queen Sofia, of Spain. Erzhan won first prize at the Demidovski, Lisbon, Novosibirsk, Hindemith and Buenos-Aires International Violin Competitions. Within the last year, Erzhan won First Prize With Distinction at Manhattan International Music Competition and a Gold Medal at Berliner International Music Competition 2017.

“Dressed elegantly in black, with a Stradivarius in his left hand, the young Kazak violinist, with a strong sound that swirled around each member of the audience, shone with an outstanding technique and convincing and emotional peformance of Tchaikovsky to finish with a standing ovation....” (La Nacion)

 Erzhan plays Stradivarius “Rode” 1722 courtesy of the Maggini Foundation

Bach: Sonata no. 2 in A minor, BWV 1003
Albeniz, 'Asturias'
de Falla, 'Spanish Dance'
Piazzolla, 'Adios Nonino', 'Estudio no.3', 'Triunfal' and 'Muerte del Angel'.
Paganini, Variations on “Nel cor più non mi sento”, 
Tchaikovsky, Sérénade Mélancolique, Op.26 and Valse-Scherzo, Op.34 
Ysaye 3rd Sonata, 'Ballade'.

Saturday December 9th, 5pm

Ilya plays solo

Ilya Kondratiev, piano

Recently awarded the Beethoven Medal by the Beethoven Piano Society of Europe
Second visit to Eelswamp

Ilya Kondratiev is a graduate of Moscow Conservatory and the Royal College of Music, London. He has won numerous prizes in international competitions, including the Weimar Liszt and the Budapest Liszt Competitions, which should make him eminently qualified to tackle the Liszt sonata on this program, one of the most 'musically' challenging works in the repertoire.

Ilya is a great artist: not only is he a delight to listen to, he is fascinating to watch. His sense of drama is captivating. Ilya brought the house down at Eelswamp in January, 2015, with a jaw-dropping performance of Liszt's Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2 (Tom and Jerry). I am very much looking forward to his return. Don't miss it!

Beethoven: Sonata op.81a ‘Les Adieux’

Chopin: Scherzo no.1 op.20 
Chopin: Scherzo no.3 op.39
Liszt: Fantasy and Fugue BACH
Liszt: Sonata in B minor - first performance at Eelswamp of this remarkable work. The Liszt Sonata is one of the most important musical developments of 19th Century.

Sunday December 10th, 5pm

Ilya and Erzhan together: violin and piano

Schubert, Sonata in A major D. 574. 
Stravinsky 'Divertimento' based on his ballet, 'The Fairy's Kiss"
Respighi, Violin Sonata in B minor - This is a real masterpiece, written during the Great War in 1917. It is a work of dark brooding, profound beauty and great power. I wouldn't have thought Respighi had it in him to write something of this quality. Don't miss it.

Reservations: 1,200 baht for one concert, 2,000 for two, 3,000 for three. Email asiachart@hotmail.com for reservations. For more information call 038 069681 during office hours. Due to limited number of places payment must be received before the day.

For more information: http://eelswamp.blogspot.com/2017/11/113-two-fine-musicians-three-concerts.html

Pattaya Classical Music donated 20,000 baht to Kate's Project, which helps needy children in Pattaya buy school uniforms.

Pattaya Classical Music donates 25,000 baht to the Hand to Hand Foundation
with proceeds from the recent Thailand Philharmonic Concert