SINGERS' HALL OF FAME
Tae Miyata, Japanese Soprano, started piano training at the age of 4, trained with Ms. Masumi Shinohara and Dr. Hiroshi Tamura, Professor Emeritus,Tokyo University of Art. After experienced numerous stages as a pianist, she started to study singing on her friend's suggestion at Bunkyo Gakuin University in Tokyo, then she found her calling as a singer. Trained with outstanding voice teachers including Ms. Tiziana Ducati and Mr. Stefan Sanchez, her musical journey has been richly diverse and it still continues.
Gifted with a brilliant voice, she has fascinated audiences with various repertoire by Bellini, Schumann, Brahms, Dvorak, Rachmaninov, Faure; in Operatic roles Fiordiligi (Mozart), Micaela (Bizet), Marguerite (Gounod), Nedda (Leoncavallo), Violetta (Verdi), Mimi (Puccini), etc. And recently she has been well-received in a few performances for Japanese art songs.
After awarded as a finalist at Tokyo Singing Competition in 2008, she has been invited to numerous successful collaboration and stages. In Bangkok, as a soloist she performed Beethoven's 9th Symphony with Bangkok Charity Orchestra in 2015, Mozart's Requiem and Handel's Messiah with Bangkok International Combined Orchestra in 2016.
Nattida has been involved with the musical environment since her childhood.
She started to play the piano when she was 4, and became a professional singer at the age of 18 singing the TV soap opera "บาปรักทะเลฝัน" soundtrack. She trained as a classical singer at t Chulalongkorn University. But undertook a Master degree in Classical music at Mahidol University. She has participated in various Concerts such as "Cosi Fan Tutte" as Despina, "Die Fledermaus" as Rosalinde, and Die Schöpfung. She was selected as one of the soloists in several concerts with Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, CU Symphony Orchestra and Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. In October 2013, Nattida was one of the Thai finalists who participated in Final Round of OSAKA International Music Competition, Japan. Nattida became a member of the Grand Opera Thailand and has sung the Role of “Violetta” in La Traviata as well as giving many prestigious concerts of Opera and Musicals for the company.
She also founded the Di Notte vocal group to engage the Thailand's Got Talent 2015. With combined familiar Thai songs in opera style, Di Notte and gives many performances abroad with the group.
Nattida is currently studying advanced vocal technique with Stefan Sanchez CEO of Grand Opera Thailand.
Pimluk, began to study as an opera singer in 2006 after she performed “Convicted Love the Musical” at College of Music Mahidol University. She is a founder and vocal coach of Mahidol University Chorus Band (MU Chorus). In 2007, she received the first prize from the Chorus Singing Contest for HRH Princess Sirindhorn Trophy in student class and personnel class. In 2009, she received the first prize in the Chorus Singing Contest for HRH Princess Soamsawalee Trophy in her student class. She was selected for Workshop & Master Classes for Voice Training & Opera by Loh Siew Tuan in Thailand. Recently, she went to the USA for master classes with Dr. Rebecca Sherburn, Associate Professor of Voice at the University of Missouri - Kansas City's Conservatory of Music and Dance.
She went to perform Mae Naak Opera and Mozart Requiem in London. She sang opera in Korea, Pakistan and Burma with the Grand Opera Thailand. She sang Opera with Fivera in Miss Thailand World 2013 (TV3) EXPERIENCE (Con.) She was selected for recording her voice in many Thai films for example Naresuan and Kunrongpaladshu. She recorded with the No. 1 Hiphop Bands in Thailand, Thaitanium. She was selected for singing and voiceover in Pantainorasingh the Musical Puppets. Her debut album was with Ford Sobchai Griyoonsen in Ford&Friends Vol.1. She sang as a guess with Melodius Power Metal band which is Famous In Poland and Japan. Moreover she sings and acts in a play Emotional Drama in Love ever after at Blue Box Studio M Theater.
In 2015, She played drama Miscast and KornPribTa in Bangkok Theatre Festival at the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre. She got her first chance from Pongprom Sanitwong Na Ayuthaya and Dream Box Studio to be a Choir Master and singer in Mahajanaka, The musical for celebrating His majesty the King’s Rama 9 birthday anniversary which performed between the 1st to 20th December, 2014(Sponsored by Bangkok Metropolis).
She sang for the King Rama 9 on Father’s Day with Chulalongkorn Orchestra at Siam Paragon. She was in The Sound of Music The Musical as a nun at Muangthai Ratchadalai Theatre. Latest, she sings Disney song and Opera in TV Show from Work Point Entertainment “I Can See Your Voice “
For Grand Opera Thailand she has sung “Norina” Don Pasquale, “Christine” Phantom of the Opera and given numerous concerts of Opera and Musicals in Thailand and abroad for the company.
At present, She is studying opera singing with Stefan Sanchez CEO of Grand Opera Thailand.
Mashima is currently studying at Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, majoring in Voice under training of Associate Professor Duangjai Amatayakul. Her past performances include: Cixi Taihou the musical as the Empress Jiesun and the understudy of the Empress Cixi in 2014-2015 production, Da Capo (a play with Opera): Take off Festival 2015, Franchesca in Ghost the Musical at Mahidol University, She played the role Sao Kreau Fah in Miss Kreau Fah the musical, Mulan in the bed time story concert (University’s production), Princess Saen Wee in Princess Saen Wee the musical, also she was a singer on SMM TV for Mother’s day concert, and Music Impression on Spring News TV 2.
Furthermore, Mashima won many singing competitions in Thailand include, First Prize Winner “The 23rd CU Singing Contest”, First Prize Winner with Popular Vote “Broadway Performer Singing Competition 2014”
Mashima has been singing with several Orchestras in Thailand such as, The Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (BSO), BSO Light Orchestra, Thai National Symphony Orchestra, Chiangrai Youth Orchestra, Silpakorn Symphony Orchestra in rememberance of HRH Princess Bejaratana Rajasuda, Dr.Sax Chamber Orchestra, MU Pop Orchestra, Pairochubchit Chamber Orchestra, EPP concert Orchestra, Chula Chamber Orchestra, The Viola Lovers Orchestra, CU Band, The Elixir.
Mashima has performed in numerous concerts with Grand Opera Thailand since 2016 include, 40 years Anniversary Amara Corporation, Valentine’s Concert, Soprano soloist for SCB the Champions Day 2015, Rotary club Bangkapi, Et Cetera. She is currently a Soloist Member of Grand Opera Thailand under the guidance of Stefan Sanchez.
Nattamon studied privately at the Singing Academy of Ajarn Nunthana Boonlong after which she went on to study with Ajarn Pichaya Kemasinghki prior to entering pre-college program for The Vocal Faculty of Mahidol University . In 2005, graduating with both Bachelor and Master Degrees.
She is now a voice instructor for students at the College of Music, Mahidol University and teaching at Superstar College of Asia.
She has participated in numerous master classes with important artist and educators such as Professor Franz Lukasovsky from University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Professor Mario Diaz from the University of Mozarteum, Austria, Professor Pamela Hinchman from Bienen School of Music, Northwestern University, Chicago, U.S.A., Virginia Croskery from Simpsan College, Iowa and more.
Nattamon is active as a soloist in classical music concerts and opera and has participated to numerous events such as a concert for Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn with the ultimate pride (2007), Young Singers from Thailand Concert in Japan (2010), Cosi fan tutte as Despina (2012), Das Land des Lachelns as Princess Mi (2014) and also in numerous opera scenes concerts.
IN 2010 Nattamon was a prize winner in the Classical Singing Contest Competition
organized by Yamaha Thailand.
For Grand Opera Thailand she has played “Kim” in Miss Saigon & “Liza Doolittle” in My Fair Lady. She has also given numerous concerts of Musicals and Opera performances for the company in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand.
She currently studies advanced vocal technique with Stefan Sanchez CEO of Grand Opera Thailand.
Born in Tokyo, Japanese Ayano Schramm-Kimura is a recitalist and opera singer, who made her operatic debut in Dido and Aeneas as Dido in 2012 with the NUNi Production Bangkok and Shalev Ad-El. Ad-El, who is Artistic Director of the Netanya Kibbutz Orchestra in Israel, was so impressed with her performance, invited her as a guest soloist for the 44th season of their national tour in Israel in January 2015. She sang Luigi Boccherini's masterpiece Stabat Mater, which received an outstanding review for her performance in Tel-Aviv. It was "sung and played in simplicity which can only be called noble."
She also sung the role of the Second Lady in Die Zauberflöte with Siam Opera, La Marchande de Journaux of Les Mamelles de Tiresius with the NUNi Production, Dorabella in the Cosi Fan Tutte in the production at Mahidol University, and sang in large-scale opera productions such as Thais and La Boheme as a chorus member of Siam Opera.
She began her musical studies at the age of four in Tokyo. When she was fifteen, she was accepted to study at prestigious Rugby School in the UK, where she excelled in pianoforte and singing, winning prizes such as the Cleaver-Beresford Singing Prize, the Best Pianist Prize and the Best Musician Prize, and made her first orchestral debut with the Rugby School Orchestra singing famous arias from Madama Butterfly and Tosca upon graduation. She also performed in a number of concerts as a soloist, which include: Mozart Coronation Mass, Mozart Requiem, Britten’s Ceremony of Carols, Faure Requiem Op. 48, and Villa-Lobos Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5.
Despite her musical talent, she chose to read law at King’s College London, and pursued her career as management consultant, later on earning the Master’s Degree in European Business at Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris (ESCP Europe). In 2005, she founded her own jewellery business in Berlin with her husband, and they moved to Bangkok in 2008 to further expand their successful business, which has been featured in numerous international media including TIME magazine, Reuters, and Vogue.
In Bangkok, she resumed taking private voice lessons with Susheilagh Angpiroj, who recommended her to attend the vocal music camp organized by Tuan Siew-Low in Loei, where she was inspired by a group of young Thai singers. Consequently she competed in the Osaka International Music Competition in 2010 and awarded the 4th Prize in the Virtuoso Category. This is when she decided to pursue vocal studies at Mahidol University with Dr. Colleen Ann Jennings, who was the Chair of the department at that time. She just completed her Master’s degree of Music Performance with the first-class honours.
• Award from Soamsawali, the Princess Mother of the King's First Grandchild Classical opera singer of Thailand 2003.
• sing songs in the movie Tomb Raider “Extreme” with Sony Black Sheep Thailand.
Featuring in the song “curse” with Zeal (Gmm)
• Opening singing with many different tasks such as the anniversary of Central Chidlom. The launch of products such as Power buy, Cannon, Volvo, Citra Beauty Lotion, AIA, Samsung, Nokia, etc..
• sing in chorus and many of advertisements .
• was invited to many Tv show, such as Game pan na, At10
• Semi final Thailand's got talent 15/5/2011.
Arunporn Taksintaweesap is graduated a Bachelor Degree in School of Music, Assumption University under Miss Sirarat Sukchai Vocal Studio. She became the president of AU Chorus club in 2013 and participated in various activities such as the "Busan Choral Festival and Competition 2013" in South Korea, the "Arts Festival" at Chulalongkorn University, the "Thailand Choral Festival" and "Mahachard Mahaburut the Musical" in the New Year Praying Ceremony in 2014. In 2015, Arunporn received a "Student of Arts and Culture Award" from the Association of Private Higher Education Institution of Thailand (APHEIT). She became the student president of School of Music and the head of the social responsibility project for learning disabled children - the "Melody of Hearts" - which won the complimentary prize at the national level of the "Generation A Awards." She also
received the "Student of the Year of 2015 Award" from the Albert's Prize of Assumption University. As student leader she joined the Humanitarian Affairs “6th University Scholars Symposium" in Hong Kong. In addition, she became a choir member of Opera Siam and performed “The Snow Dragon” Opera and “The Faithful Son” Opera. In 2016, Arunporn had her first opera role as "Cherubino", the page boy from "The Marriage of Figaro" Opera of Rangsit University, Conservatory of Music. The recent performances are "The Nemeraj" Opera in the roles of the 33 god and goddess and "The Happy Prince" in the role of the Seamstress. Arunporn is currently working as a musician freelancer, vocal teacher, writer, composer and song-writer.
-The Voice Thailand Season 4, Knock Out Round, 2015
-2nd prize, Fantastique foire en fete a RSU Competition, Rungsit University, 2009
-3th prize from Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, French song Competition, Saint John University, November 2010
-Ghost Opera the Musical, main character (Franchesca), Mahidol University, February 2011
-Cosi Fan Tutte, Opera by W.A. Mozart, main character (Fiordiligi), Mahidol University, March 2011
-2nd Prize, MU Choir, Mahidol University, Slovakia Cantat International Competetion, April 2013 (Soloist)
-The Monument Musical, Character (Hoy), Mahidol University, August 2013
-1st Prize Winner, Boston Bright Superstar Contest, August 2013
-Participated in master class with Prof. Mario Diaz from University of Mozarteum, Salzburg, August 2013
-Land of Smile, Opera by F. Lehar, Character (Princess Mi), November 2013-4th Gold Prize, The 16th Settrade Youth Music Competition, January 2014
-Finalist of the 15tth Osaka International Music Competition, October 2014
-Silver Prize, The 17th Settrade Youth Music Competition, January 2015
-Paticipated in master class with Prof. Franz lukasovsky from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, Austria. March 2015
-One of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra's soloist for the Pattaya's concert. “Pattaya Classical Music” March 2015
Jak (Potprecha) Cholvijarn sang in Nicholson Choir at Cheam School, Winchester College Chapel Choir, and Bristol Cathedral Choir as a choral scholar. He attended Eton College Choral Course, masterclasses by Michael Chance, and took lessons with Charles Brett and Patrick Van Goethem.
Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Jak has performed as a soloist for Opera Siam (Bangkok Opera), Siam Philharmonic, and Siam Sinfonietta on many occasions, notably, in Mozart's Requiem, Handel’s Dixit Dominus, Massenet's Thaïs (Myrtale), Rossini's Petite Messe Sollenelle, Haydn's Harmoniemesse, Mahler's Symphony No. 3, Mozart's Zauberflöte (dritte Dame) and Cavalli's La Calisto (Endimione). Achan Somtow Sucharitkul cast him as the Buddha in three episodes of his Ten Lives of the Buddha (Das Jati) music drama cycle: The Silent Prince (opera), Bhuridat: The Dragon Lord (ballet-opera) and Sama: The Faithful Son (opera-ballet); and created the roles of Lord Atsumori in Dan No Ura (opera), and European Singer in Suriyothai (ballet-opera) for him.
With Grand Opera (Thailand), he sang in concerts and events organized by British, Swiss, Austrian and Spanish embassies in Bangkok, for example, Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee celebration in Bangkok, Austrian National Day Celebrations in Bangkok, Spanish Song and Zarzuela Concert, Swiss Art Song Concert, and Mozart, Schubert and Strauss Concert. Colin Kirkpatrick composed a song cycle for him. Titled 'Kyoto Dreams' and based on English translations of medieval Japanese poems, it received its premiere at Ben's Theatre, Pattaya.
Jak also performed for Bangkok International Community Orchestra and Combined Choir (Handel's Messiah), Bangkok Music Society (Chapentier's Missa Assumpta est Maria) and in fund raising events for many charitable foundations including Zonta International, Kidney Foundation, English-Speaking Union, NightLight International, Kritanusorn Foundation and Foundation for the Blind. In addition to singing, Jak served as a jury in the 8th International Choir Competition Grand Prix in Pattaya. He is currently taught by Stefan Sanchez and Deborah York.
Kittiphong graduated Bachelor of Music, second class honours from Silpakorn University. He had studied voice with Monique Klongtruadroke, He had actively participated in numerous voice concerts as a soloist such as “Dido and Aeneas” as Sailor in University production and also with NUNI’s production, Opening ceremony Italian week , The 10th Edition of the week of Italian Language in the World, Don Ottavio in Mozart mania in University production, Prince Tamino in Die Zaberflöte at Princess Galayani Vadhana institute of Music. He did a recital with Professor Laurence Davis. He’s now soloist member of Grand Opera (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. and currently trained by Stefan Sanchez.
Kittiphong has performed with Grand Opera Thailand in many concerts such as, Zazuella Concert with the Embassy of Spain in Bangkok, Mozart Schubert Strauss loeder concert with the Embassy of Switzerland, etc.
He is currently studying advanced vocal technique with Stefan Sanchez CeoGtand Opera Thailand
Saran is a soloist member of Grand Opera Thailand, and is a student of Stefan Sanchez. In 2010 he began his professional career with Opera Siam (Bangkok Opera). Performances included Bass Soloist in Haydn’s Harmoniemesse, Dan Cairo in Bizet’s Carmen, and Sciarrone in Puccini’s Tosca. In 2012, he performed in Somtow Sucharitkul’s opera, Mae Naak as the novice at Bloomsbury Theatre in London and as Lord Munemori in the premiere of Dan no Ura in 2014. For Nuni Productions he appeared as a soloist in Prologue of Dido & Aeneas at the Thailand Cultural Centre’s small hall.
At the moment, he is a featured artist with the Asia-America New Music Institute (AANMI), with performances in the Thailand International Composition Festival and the Asia-Europe New Music Festival in Vietnam. He also performed as Combeferre/Coufeyrac in the musical Les Misérables, in a production by the faculty of fine arts Chulalongkorn University. Saran received 4th Prize in the 6th Bangkok Opera ASEAN Internation Singing Competition.
Saran studied with Ajarn Saran Suebsantiwongse at the Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University, where he received scholarship support in 2008 and 2010. He has participated in many masterclasses.
He has appeared in many productions at Silpakorn University, including playing the role of Aeneas in Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas in 2009. In 2010 he performed as a Bass soloist in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, conducted by Maestro Hikotaro Yasaki. In 2012 he performed opera scenes entitled “Mozart Mania” from Mozart’s Operas. His roles included Guglielmo, Leporello, and Figaro.
Pitchaya is a recitalist, singer, actor and vocal coah. He had 3 years training in theatrical with Patravadi Majudhon at Patravadi Theater. He graduated with a B.A. (Vocal Performance) from The College of Music, Mahidol Univesity and continuing his Master degree in Music Business and Management at Silpakorn University. He has performed with many professinal opera companies include NUNI Production, Opera Siam, European Chamber Opera. Currently, he is a voice teacher at The College of Music, Mahidol University and soloist member of Grand Opera Thailand Co.,Ltd founded by Mr. Stefan Paul Sanchez.
Having performed in many concerts and reictals with Grand Opera Thailand such as "A weekend of Grand Opera and Culinary Art" at Anantra Riverside Bangkok, "A Celebration of Swiss Art Songs" at Swiss Hotel, "Mozart Magic & Musicals" at TCC Small Hall," A Jubilant Evening of Operatic Treasures", "Music of Love & Devotion: An Evening of Opera and Musical Favourites" at Royal Cliff Grand Hotel, Cancion and Zarzuela concert with Spanish Embassy at Siam Society and many mores.
His completed opera roles he he performed include: Baron Mirko Popoff (The Merry Widow), Fisherman (Schubert's Sakotala), Don Alfonso (Cosi fan tutte), Zuniga (Carmen),Death (Savitri), Palemon (Thaïs), Benôit /Alcindoro (La Bohème), Mr. Bluff (The Impresario),Sorecerer (Dido and Aeneas),Emperor Altuom (Turandot), King of Eypt ( Aïda), Pork Merchant (Mae Naak), Bonze (Madame Butterfly), Ko-Ko (The Mikado)
and Bass Soloist in Messe de Minuit pour Noël by Charpentier with BMS also as a Chansonnier in H.K. Gruber's Frankenstein with Galani Vadhana Institute of Music.
His Musical roles include: Conductor (Ghost Opera The Musical with The College of Music, Mahidol University), Psychistrist (Langkadang The Musical), King Midas (Viva PraSamutby Vic Hua Hin) and Robert Hunter (Eng-Chang The Musical with The College of Music, Mahidol University).
He is currently studying advanced technique with Stefan Sanchez CEO Grand Opera Thailand
Salith completed his Bachelor Degree in Vocal Performance in 2005 and Master degree in Vocal Performance in 2013 at College of Music, Mahidol University.
He participated in the Pro Musica International Master Classes in Thailand with Madame Loh Siaw Tuan in from 2007 until 2016.
He was a member of “The Voice” and participated in The Olympic Choir Competition 2006 at Xiamen, China. In 2008, Bangkok Opera invited him to sing in Bali, Indonesia. A year later, he was invited as a soloist to perform with Bangkok Music Society in a Christmas Concert. In 2010, he was a member of a band name Viva (Pop Opera Band). He played ‘Geno’ in “Ghost Opera” with, Mahidol University.
In 2012, he sang “Ferrando” in Cosi Fan Tutte. In the same year, he had an opportunity to play Boy and a Tiger as a role “Father” at Impact Arena directed by Bruce Gaston. In 2013, he was invited to organize and sing a concert by Peak Society of Performing Arts (PSPA) at Penang, Malaysia.
His teaching experience including private lesson, chorus, and acting class. He also gives workshop and master class occasionally.
Currently, he is a full-time voice faculty at Music Campus for General Public, College of Music, Mahidol University (Siam Paragon), and part-time voice faculty at College of Music, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand.
For Grand Opera Thailand he has sung “Alfredo” in La Traviata, & “Don Jose” in Carmen, He has also sung “The Phantom” Phantom of the Opera, “John” in Miss Saigon and “Mottle the Tailor” Fiddler on the Roof. He has also given numerous concerts of Opera and Musicals for the company in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand.
He is now studying advance vocal technique with Stefan Sanchez CEO of Grand Opera Thailand.
Ittinat’s interest in classical singing began in a high-school choir in Germany. Inspired, he returned to Thailand and began voice lessons with Thai soprano, Sophie Tanapura. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in German from Thammasat University, he further pursued classical singing at the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University under the tutelage of late British bass-baritone, John Shirley-Quirk. Ittinat was also awarded the Fund for Classical Music Promotion under the Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana and Career Development Grant to support his musical studies and performance career.
After completing his studies at the Peabody Conservatory, Ittinat pursued further training at the Franz-Schubert Institute, Baden bei Wien, Austria - an institute celebrated for its vigorous and purist approach to German Lieder, where he was coached by Elly Ameling, Julius Drake, Robert Holl, Rudolf Jansen, Helmut Deutsch, Andreas Schmidt and more.
He has performed with Metropolitan Opera of Bangkok in the roles of Count Almaviva (Le nozze di Figaro), Dr.Blind, Frank (Die Fledermaus), Kiilian, Ottokar (Der Freischütz). Internationally, Ittinat has done a concert tour in India sponsored by the Tourism Authority of Thailand to promote classical music by Asian artists. In the US, he was a member of Wittenberg Choir and Baltimore Choral Arts, and performed with Peabody Opera Studio. Upcoming performances this year include a recital of Franz Schubert’s Die Winterreise.
At present, Ittinat resides in Bangkok and continues his studies with Stefan Sanchez, the founder of Grand Opera Thailand. Ittinat has performed several concerts with Grand Opera Thailand such as, Mozart, Schubert, Strauss at Goethe Institute with the collaboration with the Embassy of Austria in Thailand, "Music of Love and Devotion" A concert in celebration of the auspicious occasion of the 70th anniversary of His Majesty the King's accession to the throne at the Royal Cliff Hotels Group, Pattaya, Et cetera.
Morakot Cherdchoo-ngarm was born in Bangkok in 1988. He was commissioned to composed for the 100 years anniversary of the great Thai artist Fua Haripitak concert. In 2011, he worked as a rehearsal pianist in the "MaeNaak" opera project by Somtow Sucharitkul. In 2012, he worked as a rehearsal pianist in Dido&Aeneas by Henry Purcell and In 2013 in Les mamelles di Tiresias by Francis Poulenc directed by Patarasuda Anuman-Rajadhon. Currently, He works as Accompanist in Grand Opera (Thailand). Morakot finished his Bachelor Degree in Composition from College of Music, Mahidol University. He had studied with Atibhop Pataradetpisan and Valeriy Rizaev.