Stringing along the greats

It's a big ask, but D&M Music Studio believes a group of talented young musicians from Mahidol University's College of Music is ready to perform "The World's Great Violin Concertos" for violin and piano.

‘‘The World’s Great Violin Concertos’’ will be performed by talented young musicians at the Goethe Institute Bangkok on Saturday.

They are among the foremost students of Ajarn Sittichai Pengcharoen, a concertmaster of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and one of the best known national violinists in the country, who has proven his ability to coach students effectively.

The programme will feature seven concertos performed by seven violinists, plus a string quartet who will perform Anton Webern's Langsamer Satz.

The seven violin concertos are Tartini's Concerto in D Minor (III movement), Lalo's Symphonie Espagnole in D Minor, Opus 21 (Imovement), Bruch's Violin Concerto No.1 in G Minor Opus 26 (III movement), Shostakovich's Violin Concerto No.1 in A Minor Opus 77 (II movement), Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.1 in D Major Opus 19 (I movement), Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.2 in G Minor Opus 63 (I movement) and Stravinsky's Violin Concerto in D Major (I movement).

The performance will take place at Goethe Institute Bangkok on Saturday at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost 400 baht (200 baht for students) and are available at Robinson Piano showroom at Siam Discovery (tel 02-658-1080/1) and at the door. For more information, call 081-682-8000.