The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), jointly with

the College of Music, Mahidol University held the 19th "SET Youth Musician

Competition" which was aimed to encourage and promote youth's talent and

performance in music. The gold medal winners were primary school student Thanita

Yongyingsakthaworn; secondary school student Chaithawat Atiphophai;

pre-university school student Thanaphat Pratjaroenwanit; and undergraduate

student Gamala Siriwat.

SET President Kesara Manchusree said that SET recognizes the importance of youth

development in many aspects including musical skills. Thus, SET has

continuously cooperated with the College of Music, Mahidol University to hold

the annual SET Youth Musician Competition to support Thai youth with music

talents. Over the years, this musical competition has allowed more than 18,800

contestants to showcase their talents.

"This year the contest could gather 358 pieces of musical renditions of young

talent nationwide to showcase their best talents and efforts. The unique

contest, which was opened to all acoustic (non-electric) musical instruments,

also encourages folk instruments to preserve Thai traditional music. The

participants' development ultimately provides benefit to themselves and the Thai

society," said Kesara.

The gold medalists are:

- Primary school student Thanita Yongyingsakthaworn playing piano from

Shrewsbury International School

- Secondary school student Chaithawat Atiphophai playing piano from New Sathorn

International School

- Pre-university school student Thanaphat Pratjaroenwanit playing marimba from

College of Music Mahidol University

- Undergraduate student Gamala Siriwat playing khong wong lek from Kasetsart


The judges were Varavudh Sumawong, Kitti Sripauraya, Patama Leesawadtrakul,

Pratak Faisupagarn, Narit Sektheera, Vinai Phunturak, Vinai Sotthibandhu,

Borwonpong Supasopon, Prateep Suphanrojn, Pasakorn Suwanaphan, Songsak Premsuk,

Sriprasit Boonvisut, Pannaporn Sapsomboon, Warapatr Todhanakasem, and Vanchai


The awards worth more than THB 1.8 million comprising of certificates and

scholarships as well as a music scholarship to the College of Music, Mahidol

University, for the gold medalist. For the full list of participants and

medalists, please visit .

Source: The Stock Exchange of Thailand

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