BANGKOK The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), in
collaboration with the College of Music, Mahidol University, has recently
announced winners of the 21st SET Youth Music Competition, receiving
scholarships worth a total of over THB 1.8 million (approx. USD 55,000) for
their outstanding performance.
SET Senior Executive Vice President Krisada Sektrakul said that music plays a
vital role in developing human resources, which is of great benefit to the
society. SET, together with the College of Music, Mahidol University, has
continuously held “SET Youth Music Competition” for 14 years to motivate youth
to use music for potential development and become quality people toward
Dean of the College of Music, Mahidol University Narong Prangcharoen said that
this year there are varieties of musical instrument. Significantly, the
finalists have impressively developed their performing skills and delivered the
most impeccable performance, making it more difficult for judges to select the
winners, resulting in having two gold medalists for the primary school level.
The gold medalists were also granted scholarships to further their studies at
the College of Music, Mahidol University.
A list of the gold medal winners of the 21st SET Youth Music Competition (by
levels) is as follows:
– Primary school Kanathat Yamsuwan (Ranat Ek) Anuban Nonthaburi School and
Thanawin Thanapornthawan (Guzheng) Kasetsart University Laboratory School,
Center for Educational Research and Development
– Junior high school Chaithawat Atiphophai (Piano) New Sathorn
– High school Neungsaran Prukthaisong (Mandolin)
– Undergraduate Pijarin Wiriyasakdakul (Voice) College of Music,
SET Youth Music Competition is a stage that offers music education and career
opportunities for the youth. During 21 years of competition, it has so far
opened opportunities for over 20,000 participants. Music has enhanced their
lives and many of them have managed to bring fame and win international awards.
The contestants who have successfully brought fame to the country include
Chinnwat Temkumkwan, a classical guitarist winning a 1st runner-up title from
Singapore International Guitar Festival & Competition 2016, Tontrakul Kaewyong,
a Pong Lang musician winning the 1st prize in folk instruments category from the
12th OSAKA international Music Competition, Pijarin Wiriyasakdakul, the singer
wining the 1st runner-up title from vocal music category from the 17th OSAKA
international Music Competition, and Chaithawat Atipophai, a pianist winning the
1s runner-up title from the 16th Osaka International Music Competition.
The honorary panel of judges for the final round consisted of: Col. Prateep
Suphanrojn, Pratak Faisupagarn, Tachaya Patumwan, Narong Prangcharoen, Naovarat
Pongpaiboon, Tanis Sriklindee, Khunying Malaiwan Boonyaratavej, Christopher
Janwong McKiggan, Ekachai Jearakul, Michael Robinson Jr., Yaovanee Nirandara and
There were altogether 477 contestants this year. Out of the total, 40 students
have entered the final round. Five students won the gold medals, 11 students
received the medals for runner-up titles (1st, 2nd and 3rd), while 24 students
won the silver medals.
For the full list, please visit www.music.mahidol.ac.th/set.
Source: The Stock Exchange of Thailand