A magical moment of wind instrument music has begun.
King Power Thai Power joins forces with College of Music, Mahidol University,
to host Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition 2020 (TIWSC 2020)
Elevating a national level competition to international standard and inviting international contestants to show their skills
King Power Group, under King Power Thai Power campaign, together with the College of Music, Mahidol University, held a press conference to launch Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition 2020 or TIWSC for the third consecutive year. Rekindling the inspiration of musicians and bringing back the live sound of classical and contemporary composition to music lovers worldwide, the competition accepts entry from contestants around the world to win a royal trophy from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn and a prize-money of over 4,450,000 Baht through www.music.mahidol.ac.th/tiwsc from today until 29 January 2020.
Present at the press conference were Mrs. Aimon Srivaddhanaprabha – Chairman of King Power Group, Mr. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha – King Power Group CEO, Ms. Voramas Srivaddhanaprabha, Mr. Ravi Itiravivong, Mr. Apichet Srivaddhanaprabha and Ms. Aroonroong Srivaddhanaprabha, other members of King Power Group management team, Prof. Banchong Mahaisavariya, M.D. – Mahidol University’s Acting President, Dr. Narong Prangcharoen – Mahidol University’s Dean of College of Music, Mr. Jiang Siwen – Vice President of China Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles as well as teachers, alumni, and current students of the College of Music, Mahidol University, organising committee, and honourable guests, at the Pullman King Power Bangkok Hotel.
Mr. Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha – King Power Group CEO said, “King Power Group believes in the potential of Thai youth in music. They are as skilled and talented as musicians as those in other countries. That’s why we organise the Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition 2020 as one of our CSR campaigns under King Power Thai Power. Now in our third year, the competition receives support from the College of Music, Mahidol University. Over the years, it has been a great success, with local and international music lovers joining the competition to showcase the power of wind instruments. More than 2,600 musicians have proven their talents on this stage, but what makes us even prouder is the fact that many bands have used their experiences in this competition as a stepping stone to grow in their career in music. This is a solid proof that Thai people are ready and talented when it comes to music. King Power Group has always recognised the importance of art and music so we are determined to provide Thai people and youth an international platform to showcase their potentials.”
Dr. Narong Prangcharoen – Dean of College of Music, Mahidol University said, “The College of Music, Mahidol University, is delighted to host this competition together with King Power Group once again. The Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition (TIWSC) is unique because it’s open to people from all ages from any country. It is the only competition in Thailand that freely welcomes everyone to show their skills. The competition is a great investment for our society, using music to improve the quality of life not just in Thailand but around the world.”
The dean also added that, “This is the first year that we are honoured by a prominent music expert from China who has been in the wind instrument circle for more than 50 years, Mr. Jiang Siwen – Vice President of China Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles, to join our panel of judges. Mr. Jiang is a widely recognised music expert who has helped organised and planned music activities such as the China Shanghai Wind Festival, the China Nanchang International Military Tattoo, the Qingdao Wind Festival, China’s National Day Parade and the Beijing Olympic Games opening ceremony. This competition will introduce Thailand’s world-class competition to a wider circle Chinese classical musicians as classical music bands are gaining popularity in China.”
At the event, there was a special performance by guest artists ‘Ink’ Waruntorn Paonil and Season Five joining the students of the College of Music, Mahidol University to promote awareness of the competition among music professionals.
For those interested, please visit www.music.mahidol.ac.th/tiwsc or contact 02-800-2525-30 ext. 3107 or 3109.
*Terms and Conditions
Last day of entry 29 January 2020
*Dates of Audition
First audition 11-12 February 2020
Semifinals announcement 14 February 2020
All results will be announced at www.music.mahidol.ac.th/tiwsc or Facebook.com/kingpowerthaipowerพลังคนไทย
*Vote for your popular band to win lucky draws at Facebook Page KING POWER THAI POWER พลังคนไทย during March 1-31, 2020
Class A 10 bands | Class B 10 bands
Class C 16 bands | Class D 16 bands
*Semifinal dates at Mahidolsitthakan, Mahidol University
30 March 2020 Class D 16 bands 09.00-17.00hrs
31 March 2020 Class C 16 bands 09.00-17.00hrs
1 April 2020 Class B 10 bands 09.00-17.00hrs
2 April 2020 Class A 10 bands 09.00-17.00hrs
*Finals on 4 April 2020 at Mahidolsitthakan, Mahidol University
Class D 5 bands 08.30-10.00hrs
Class C 5 bands 10.30-12.00hrs
Class B 5 bands 13.00-16.30hrs
Class A 5 bands 16.30-20.00hrs
Entry is open today onwards at www.music.mahidol.ac.th/tiwsc
A royal trophy from His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn and cash reward worth over 4,450,000 THB