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Student Ekachai Maskulrat



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Apichai Leamthong
Thomas Demenga
Liwei Qin

A promising young Thai cellist, Ekachai had his first cello lesson at the age of fifteen. Thereafter he was given a scholarship from his middle school to study with the distinguished cellist and teacher – Mr.Apichai Liamthong at MIFA Acadamy of Music in Bangkok, Thailand. In June 2001, Ekachai entered the Pre-College Program of the College of Music, Mahidol University, majoring in cello performance. His teachers were Miss Gudula Urban, Mr.Martin Grund and Mr.Juris Lakutis. From 2005 to 2010, he received a full-scholarship to study at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore under Li-wei Qin and at The Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University under Amit Peled. At present, he is pursuing the Master of Arts in Spezialisierter Musikalischer Performance Solist/Solistin at the Musik Akademie der Stadt Basel under Thomas Demenga.
Among the many music activities he took part during these years, Ekachai participated in the Lanna Music Festival II (2001), III (2002), IV (2003), and in the first Silpakorn Summer Music Camp (2005). He received the silver and gold medals from the Thai National Youth Music Competition IV (2000) and V (2001), the first prize in the Thailand Strings Competition (Cello, age 18-25) and the first prize in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music Concerto Competition 2006/2007. Ekachai’s performance of Elgar’s Cello Concerto impressed the adjudicators, who praised him as “a powerful musician and a great young cellist in the making”. Ekachai received “The Most Promising Performer Award” from Gisborne Music Competition in New Zealand, November 2007.
Ekachai has taken lessons and masterclasses with many renowned musicians including Ralph Kirshbaum, Thomas Demenga, Jian Wang, David Takeno, Lynn Harrell, Alexander Ivashkin, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Darrett Adkins, Lazlo Fenyö, Janis Laurs, Norman Fischer, Michael Kannen and Francesco Canetti.
Ekachai is founding cellist with the Bangkok Piano Trio which its second concert was graced by the presence of H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana. He is also founding cellist with the Eon Trio, which had performed successful concerts at the AUA concert hall in Chiangmai, at the Thailand Cultural Center, at the Stock Exchange Building of Thailand and at the Jin Mao Concert Hall in Shanghai, China, in June and July 2007 and 2008.
Ekachai was regularly invited to perform the recital series in memory of H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana at the Phya Thai Palace, Bangkok. He has performed as a soloist with many orchestras in Asia such as; the Siam Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra, the Tokyo City Philharmonic Orchestra and the Central Aichi Symphony Orchestra.

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