|Playing and teaching at Mahidol
| Lertkiat Chongjirajitra
Well-known Thai trumpeter Lertkiat Chongjirajitra recently
visited the Mahidol University College of Music in Bangkok, Thailand.
He performed a mini-recital and conducted a master class, giving
the Mahidol trumpet students the opportunity to perform and ask
questions. Chongjirijitra received his training at the Chulalongkorn
University in Bangkok and at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing
Arts. He has performed throughout Asia as soloist and clinician.
Chongjirijitra began his recital program by performing a short
fanfare with Mahidol trumpet professor Dr. Joseph Bowman and Dr.
James Sherry, director of bands. He continued with Goedicke's Concert
Etude, followed by a Puccini aria, Bellini's Concerto in
D, a few traditional Japanese tunes arranged by Doppler, and
concluded the program with Legend by Georges Enesco. Performing
with a wonderful sense of musicality and spirit, Chonjirijitra left
all who attended the event inspired.
In his subsequent master class, Chongjirijitra took time to address
many fundamental aspects of trumpet playing, including proper warm
up and practice routines, the importance of breathing efficiently,
and several other important topics. He urged the students to take
advantage of all their opportunities to hear international trumpeters,
and to spend as much time listening to recordings as possible.
College of Music, Mahidol
ITG Asia News Correspondent