The Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra Foundation, under the Royal Patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Sirivannavari Nariratana Rajakanya and in collaboration with B.Grimm Group, is thrilled to announce a concert celebrating the 145th Anniversary of B. Grimm Group itself, which has long been a central part of Thailand’s business community, helping the nation develop into the growing economy and cultural wonder that it is today.
Returning to perform with the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra at the Thailand Cultural Centre, Main Hall, on Tuesday 12th September at 7:30 pm is Korean flute sensation Jasmine Choi, who made her wonderful debut here in 2016 with a dazzling display of virtuosity and stagecraft.
On this occasion she will play Khachaturian’s Flute Concerto, a gloriously extended work based on the Russian composer’s enchanting earlier Violin Concerto. Inspirational Spanish conductor Tomàs Grau will make his own first exiting appearance with the RBSO, starting the programme with Gershwin’s euphoric Cuban Overture and concluding with a major staple of the orchestral showpiece repertoire, Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.
Described as the “Goddess of the Flute” by Korean Times Newspaper for her golden tone, international soloist Jasmine Choi was notably included in online Sinfini Magazine’s list of the ‘Top 10 Greatest Flautists in History’ in 2015, and since relinquishing her principal posts with Cincinnati Symphony & Vienna Symphony Orchestra in order to pursue a full-time solo career, she has made an even bigger impact in the music industry.
From the age of sixteen Choi studied in the USA with luminaries Julius Baker and Jeffrey Khaner at the Curtis Institute & Juilliard School respectively, and now performs on a bespoke 14 karat gold flute made specifically for her.
Born in Barcelona, Tomàs Grau has conducted many A-list international soloists including Anne-Sophie Mutter, Maria João Pires, Midori, Gautier Capuçon, Mischa Maisky, and Paul Lewis at all the main halls in Spain, as well as internationally at top venues such as the Tonhalle in Zurich.
Chief Conductor of the Franz Schubert Filharmonia, he is also in high demand as guest conductor with many other eminent orchestras such as the Beethoven Philharmonie, Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias, and Orquesta Filarmónica de Málaga.