Tanasit Siripichwattana (TH)

Tanasit’s music excellence is reflected in numerous scholarships and performance awards. Graduated his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance with Kae Hashimoto and Shane Taylor Constant from College of Music, Mahidol University, Tanasit received full scholarship and obtained First Class Honors with GPA 3.92. He has also granted Asian Uninet Scholarship from Universitat fur Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien (MDV) to study percussion performance with the tutorship under Mag.art. Mag.phil. Dr.phil. Walter Veigl, Anton Muhlhofer, Anton Mittermayr (Timpanist of Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra), and Eduard Kutrowatz in Vienna, Austria for 1 year. Later, Tanasit obtained his Master’s Degree in Marimba Specialization in the class of marimba virtuoso Ludwig Albert at The Royal Conservatory of Dance, Music and Theater in Antwerp, Belgium and graduated his Postgraduate Degree with Greatest Distinctions. Moreover, he has attended several master classes from well-known marimbists and percussionists: Ludwig Albert, Nick Woud, Leo Ouderits, Brian S Mason, Mike Jackson, Igor Lesnik, PercaDu, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Axom duo, Lin Chin Cheng, Gordon Stout, Peter Sadlo and MarkFord. In high demand as a clinician, performer, and adjudicator, he has appeared throughout Thailand, the United State, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Austria, Belgium, Netherland and etc., and has been an active member of various Music Ensembles, Bands and Orchestras: Santa Clara Vanguard Drums and Bugle Corps in Drum Corps International (DCI, USA), International Youth Wind Orchestra (WASBE)2005-2007, Southeast Asian Youth Orchestraand Wind Ensemble, Mahidol Wind Symphony, Mahidol Wind Ensemble, Mahidol Orchestra, Mahidol Integrated Percussion Ensemble, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Galayani Vadhana Institute Orchestra, MDW Orchestra, MDW Percussion Ensemble, Vienna Contemporary Music Ensemble, and the Flanders Marimba Ensemble. Tanasit is strongly committed to music education through various forms of music classes, percussion workshops and master classes in conjunction with his solo recitals.

Of his teaching contributions, he has been percussion performance instructor at Chulalongkorn University, Rangsit University, Srinakharinwirot University, and Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music Youth Orchestra (PYO) and Thai Youth Orchestra. Indeed, despite his age, Tanasit was invited to be a distinguished jury member for Thailand’s 1st Marimba Competition in Percussion Conference at Mahidol University, as well as for YAMAHA Thailand Drumline Contest. Tanasit’s unique gift has been exceptionally highlighted through his musical achievements. In 2012, he won both 1st prize in solo percussion and Chamber music as well as Paolo Serrao Prize (special prize for full score winner) in the European Music Competition, Italy. Later in the same year, Tanasit formed Multus Percussion Duo, acting as an instructor, solo-duo artist,and jury member in Multus Solo and Duo Concert at 4th International Percussion Competition in China and at Burapha University during MUPA present ROAD to ASEAN festival. In 2013, Tanasit founded Zenith Percussion Ensemble who participated inPercussion Ensemble competition in World Category at World Music Contest 2013, Kerkrade, The Netherlands. His efforts have led the ensemble to win 3rd prize in overall, receiving gold medal from exceptional scores of 92.67. In 2014, the marching band that he teach won Marching Show Band in General Division and Street parade at JOMC 2014, Indonesia. Tanasit also got invite to perform Multus Duo Concert in Japan. In 2015, the band that he teach got prize winner with Gold Medal for Concert band in World division and 2ndPrize for best conductor(Tanasit conduct)of Europameisterschaft at Rastede, Germany 2015. Also in 2015-2016, the marching band and Concert Band that he teach won in ThailandInternational Royal Trophy Band Competition 2015-2016, Bangkok, Thailand. At 1st Thailand Percussion Festival 2015 Bangkok Thailand, he got invite to give lecture, masterclasses and also perform Concerto for two Marimba and Wind Orchestra with Marimba Virtuoso Ludwig Albert : Double Concerto for two marimba and Wind Orchestra “The Universe” by Ludwig Albert . In 2016, he got 1st prize winner by solo marimba with Time-Souls Percussion group at International Hong Kong Percussion Competition and Festival 2016. He also founded Crystallize Percussion Ensemble as music director and got 2nd Prize with Gold medal in Thailand Drumline Competition 2016. Then In 2018, his group “Crystallize Percussion Ensemble” got 1st prize winner at Marching in Okayama, Japan.

In 2019, He’s head director of Thailand International Percussion Festival 2019 which including 1st International Percussion Competition. Currently, Tanasit is a composer and arranger for Classical Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Drumlines and Drum Corps; Multus Percussion Duo and Bangkok Symphony Orchestra member and Co-Principal Timpanist; Zenith Percussion Ensemble head; Crystallize Percussion Ensemble; and percussion instructor at Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music Youth Orchestra (PYO), Thai Youth Orchestra, Royal Thai Air Force Band(Percussion Section), Department of Music Kasetsart University and Faculty of Education Chulalongkorn University . He is an official endorser and a sole user of Adams Musical Instruments,Percussion House, Avedis Zildjian Cymbals, Innovative Percussion Inc., and Evans Drumheads Artists.
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