SIAM SINFONIETTA 9th SEASON AUDITIONS
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Auditions for Siam Sinfonietta will be held Oct 20-21 this year for the upcoming season, which begins in November, 2018 and lasts until August 2019.
Except under unusual circumstances, we do not recommend the audition for anyone under the age of 12. The last eligible year for entering the orchestra for the first time is 22. Players may remain in the orchestra up to the age of 25, but alumni of the orchestra frequently participate in major events.
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Membership in the Siam Sinfonietta is on a 100% scholarship basis. There are no fees for training, music camps, coaching, or going on tour (though not all members can be selected for all international tours.) The policy of 100% scholarship exists in order to be able to accept members of the highest ability no matter what their financial circumstances might be.
For information, please contact the Orchestra Manager, Mr. Pongsathorn, or the Orchestra Coordinator, Ms. Jittinant Klinnumhorm.
WhAT KIND OF MUSICIANS DO WE LOOK FOR?
The “Somtow Method” is not designed to replace traditional music teaching. It’s a means of expanding the context, of getting into the real nature of who we are and of music’s place in our world. You may learn from your teacher all about the “how” of music — our job is to show you the “why”. We do this by tackling the “grownup” repertoire — “real” music, played “for real.” With us, you will learn repertoire that youth orchestras generally don't try to deal with. But you’ll also go all the way the basics, learning how to play classical music in the historically informed way to generate the sounds that Mozart and Beethoven heard in their minds.
TOURING and camps
An important function of Siam Sinfonietta is its function as Thailand’s cultural ambassador around the world. Jonathan Oh, the director of the EuroAsia Festival, called Siam Sinfonietta “Thailand's national treasure.”
The Ninth Season has a number of tours in the works including Central Europe, Malaysia (where the orchestra is slated to repeat its wildly successful Star Wars concert) and other places under discussion.
It has also has one or more retreats each year, often in cooperation with international ensembles like the Bayreuth Festival Orchestra or renowned teachers like Min Yang of the LSO and Emmy Award-winning violinist Vilmos Olah.