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"GOODBYE GLENN" In Memory of Glenn Gould


“GOODBYE GLENN” In Memory of Glenn Gould


Date: Tuesday, 4 October 2022 Venue: Auditorium, The Siam Society


Pre-concert talk (English & Thai) by Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn and Tasana Nagavajara at 18:00


Performance at 19:00


Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn, Piano


Programme: Johann Sebastian Bach: The Goldberg Variations, BWV 988


Admission: THB 600 (Members) THB 800 (Non-Members) THB 300 (Students)


To book: Please contact Khun Chuleeporn at 02 661 6470-3 ext 201 or chuleeporn@thesiamsociety.org


Khun Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn's bio


Hailed as a musician with “sensitive pianism” by The Straits Times Singapore, award-winning pianist Akkra Yeunyonghattaporn is one of Thailand’s most sought-after classical musicians. He endeavours to raise the artistic standards of classical music through his performances and pedagogical philosophy.


Akkra's performing career has brought him to various countries in Asia, Europe, and North America. He has worked in masterclasses and coaching sessions with internationally acclaimed artists such as Leon Fleisher, Fou Ts'ong, Richard Goode, Dina Yoffe, Leslie Howard, Ronan O'Hora, and Jiří Hlinka.


As an accomplished chamber musician, Akkra has collaborated with members of leading orchestras, such as London Symphony Orchestra, Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, and Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. He is also a founding member of the piano trio, Trio Phoenix, awarded the Peabody Conservatory’s Honors Ensemble for two consecutive years in 2014 and 2015, bringing him the Grace Clagett Ranney Prize in Chamber Music in 2015. Their live performances aired on USA public radio stations such as WBJC 91.5 FM and WWFM 89.1 FM.


Akkra holds degrees from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore (B.Mus. in piano performance), Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University (M.Mus. in piano performance and GPD in chamber music), and Schulich School of Music, McGill University (D.Mus. in piano performance). His major mentors include harpsichordist Adam Pearl; fortepianist Tom Beghin; and modern pianists Eri Nakagawa, Thomas Hecht, Yong Hi Moon, and Stéphane Lemelin.


With two decades of piano teaching experience, Akkra has had opportunities to sharpen his mentoring skills since early in his career. His students have won scholarships and top prizes in national and international competitions. While at the Peabody Conservatory, he served as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in Music Theory and Keyboard Studies. In Canada, he was hired as a part-time lecturer at Schulich School of Music, McGill University.


Akkra currently resides in Bangkok, Thailand, where he works with talented pianists of the next generation, lectures on music, and performs in solo recitals and chamber concerts with Bangkok's top musicians.


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