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Tarn Dooley (Lertsukon), violinist from Thailand began her violin lessons in Chiangmai, Thailand at the age of eight. She had played with many orchestras both in Chiangmai and Bangkok, including Dara Chamber Orchestra, Payap Symphony Orchestra, Chiang Mai Symphony Orchestra, Northern Symphony Orchestra, and Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.
Tarn has won the highest prize of the “National Beethoven Competition for Young String Players 2008” and she was invited to perform in the Beethoven Music Festival in Bonn, Germany in September 2009. Tarn appeared for the first time as a soloist in June 2012, performing with a group of remarkable musicians of the Salaya Modern Ensemble (SME) in the concert entitled “SME: Mendelssohn Violin Concerto” at Goethe Institute Bangkok, Thailand. In July of the same year, she participated in Crescendo Summer Institute in Sárospatak, Hungary where her piano trio was one of the winners of the Institute’s chamber music competition.
Tarn graduated magna cum laude from Azusa Pacific University, California, with a Bachelor of Music in violin performance, where she studied the violin with Professor Alex Russell. Her other influential violin teachers include Samak Kajaikham, Somchai Wattanaprasobsuk, Inga Causa, Yavet Boyadjiev, and Peter Kaman.
Currently, Tarn is a full-time violinist of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. Besides playing the violin, she also enjoys being a wife and a mother.