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Tanasit Siripanichwattana

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Inspired to be a world-class Percussionist, Tanasit is unanimously recognised as the youngest talent among the leading Asian percussionists in this era. As Tanasit immersed himself in music since young, his musicianship has fully
developed. His endless deep dive into music has allowed him to successfully perform various roles in the music realm: a music artist, instructor, guest judge, and composer.

Tanasit’s music excellence is reflected in numerous scholarships and performance awards. Graduated his Bachelor’s Degree in Music Performance with Kae Hashimoto, Wannapha Yannavut 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. At Moreover, he also studied Orchestra Timpani and Percussion with Nick Woud (Principle Timpanist of Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra)and Prof. Nando Russo (Timpanist of Teatro alla Scala Orchestra and Netherlands Philharmonic orchestra) and has attended several master classes from well-known marimbists and percussionists: Ludwig Albert, Leo Ouderits, Brian S Mason, Mike Jackson, Igor Lesnik, PercaDu, Nebojsa Jovan Zivkovic, Axom duo, Lin Chin Cheng, Gordon Stout, Peter Sadlo, Mark Ford and etc.

In high demand as a clinician, performer, and adjudicator, he has appeared throughout Thailand, the United State, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Portugal, China, 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 Orchestra and Wind Ensemble, Mahidol Wind Symphony, Mahidol Wind Ensemble, Mahidol Orchestra, Mahidol Integrated Percussion Ensemble, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Galayani Vadhana Institute Orchestra, Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien 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 Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Chulalongkorn University, Department of Music, Kasetsart University, Rangsit University, Srinakharinwirot University, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music Youth Orchestra (PYO), Thai Youth Orchestra, High School Band and etc.
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, 4th International Percussion Competition in China, Percussion Competition at Jeju International Wind Ensemble & Percussion Festival 2018, World Percussion Movement, Italy 2019 and etc.

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 in Percussion 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 teaches 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 teaches got prize winner with Gold Medal for Concert band in World division and 2nd Prize for best conductor (Tanasit conduct) of Europameisterschaft at Rastede, Germany 2015.

Also, in 2015-2016, the marching band and Concert Band that he teaches won in Thailand International 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.

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. His students’ group “Per Le Sourire” won 1st prize in PGV International Ensemble Competition 2019. He also got invited to Ludwig Albert International Marimba Academy, Portugal and World Percussion Movement, Italy as an performance artist, Teaching and Judge
Currently, Tanasit is a composer and arranger for Classical Percussion, Percussion Ensemble, Drumlines and Drum Corps; Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra – Principle Percussionist and Timpanist; Bangkok Symphony Orchestra member and Co-Principal Timpanist; Head director of Thailand International Percussion Festival; Multus Percussion Duo 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.