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SET and Mahidol University announce winners of 21st SET Youth Music Competition Awards

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

sustainable society.

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

International School

- High school Neungsaran Prukthaisong (Mandolin)

Somdetpittayakom School

- Undergraduate Pijarin Wiriyasakdakul (Voice) College of Music,

Mahidol University

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

Kreingkrai Kanjanapokin.

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

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