Recitals on the Go: Embracing the Unexpected
27 August 2020
15:00 - 17:00 hrs (GMT+7)
Thanisa Durongkaveroj and Anothai Nitibhon, Moderators
Built upon the vision of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, PGVIM’s philosophical motto “Musique de la Vie et de la Terre“ permeates the Institute’s entire curriculum, underpinning all of its activities with subtle but essential values.
Since its inception thirteen years ago, PGVIM has taken seriously the complex challenge of creating a relevant classical music conservatory amidst the turbulent sweep of the 21st century. Why classical music? How can this new institute relate to and reflect the cultural context of contemporary Thailand? What abilities must students develop in order to thrive in this fast-changing society, with its constant flurry of technological developments?
These crucial questions, reflecting the demands of our current reality, were at the forefront of our thinking as we designed and implemented a progressive and sustainable contextual program for music students here at PGVIM. Our contextual studies courses are aimed at breathing new life into classical music creation and performance. As showcased in our student’s recital projects, we encourage students to think beyond traditional models of classical performance, and to connect their musical enthusiasm with the real world of today and tomorrow, while exploring their existing passions and creating new ones through creative exploration.
PGVIM’s recitals are always evolving. They change with each generation, reflecting the unique personalities of the students as well as the ethos of each year. At this panel discussion, PGVIM students will reflect on their recital projects in 2020–a truly remarkable year for us all. They will examine and share the ways in which their projects catapulted them into new artistic terrains, enabled them to discover and visualise their future and, perhaps, even to virtualize their own realities.
PGVIM Contextual Studies
Music Connect (Year 1)
Music Life Balance – Music Collection (Year 2)
PGVIM Recitals (Year 3 and 4)