Sittichai Pengcharoen

Born in 1966 in Thailand, began studying the violin with Dr. Paradee Traiwittayakul and Dr.Pratak Prateeprasen at the Dramatic Art College of Bangkok, later on continuing his studies with Col. Prof. Choochart Pitaksakorn at Chulalongkorn University.

His early success as a child prodigy gave him many opportunities of solo performance with the most notable Symphony Orchestras in Thailand. He was granted a scholaship to study withRudolf Werthen and Henri Raudales at the Conservatory of Ghent, Belgium. He then went on to the Detmold Music Academy in Germany to study with Christopher Poppen and Ulf Wallin. He was only special fund students of Erick Friedman at Yale University. He also attended master class with many renowned violinists such as Alexander Schneider, Yuri Mazurkevid, CyrusForough, Tekeshi Kubayashi, Clarence Materschough, Lucas David, Shoko Aki, Alberto Lysy, Moche Mervich and Linda Rosenthal.

Sittichai Pengcharoen’s performances include series of virtuoso recitals of Bach, Paganini’s 24 caprices, Ysaye, Ernst and as soloist with orchestras.He has appeared as concertmaster IbycusChamber Orchestra, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Thailand, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra as well as the World Symphony Orchestra in the Republic of Korea. For many years he was a violin instructor at Chulalongkorn University, Kasetsart University and Mahidol University. He currently holds the position violin professor and artis in residence of Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music.

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