Siam Saxophone Quartet (SSQ)
The Siam Saxophone Quartet (SSQ) performs 20th century classical music for saxophone quartet along with other styles. Moreover, this quartet represents the new generation of saxophone and will be the new role model for saxophonists in Thailand. The Siam Saxophone Quartet (SSQ) performs 20th-century classical music for saxophone quartet along with other styles. Moreover, this quartet represents the new generation of saxophone and will be the new role model for saxophonists in Thailand.
SSQ was established in 2007 by a group of the young enthusiastic students from College of Music, Mahidol University. The founding members were Supat Hanpatanachai, Promwut Sudtakoo, Wisuwat Pruksawanich and Anond Fuangfoo. SSQ has won numerous prizes in Thailand and International Stages, such as First Prize Winner, 9th Asian Symphonic Band Competition (Small Ensemble Division) in 2007 Siam Saxophone Quartet and each person attended in music competition and music festival in many countries such as The United States, Canada, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Slovenia, Japan, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore. Siam Saxophone Quartet is performing on Yamaha Saxophones and D'addario reeds exclusively.
Supat Hanpatanachai, Soprano Saxophone
Supat Hanpatanachai was born in Bangkok, Thailand on September 2, 1987. He was first exposed to music by playing trombone in the Wat Rajabopit School Band at the age of 13. Prior to entering the Pre-College Program at the College of Music, Mahidol University, Supat became interested in saxophone and began taking lesson with Chanon Hengsakul at the Yamaha Music School. Throughout his studies in the Pre-College program, Supat studied saxophone with Nuttawut Suksangjan, Siriwat Chatmathee and Krit Buranavitayawut. He also holds the Bachelor’s Degree in Saxophone Performance from the College of Music, Mahidol University, where he studied with Shyen Lee. During his years at Mahidol University he met and studied with many great saxophone masters, including Jean-Marie Londeix, Eugene Rousseau, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Chien-Kwan Lin, Jean- Pierre Baraglioli, William Street, Keiji Munesada and Richard Dirlam. During this time Supat won acclaim from both the masters as well as from audience members. In 2010 he was the First Prize Winner of the “1st Mahidol Concerto and Aria Competition” and subsequently performed with the Mahidol Symphony Orchestra. As a member of Siam Saxophone Quartet, he was the First Prize Winner of the “Thailand International Wind Ensemble Competition” in 2007, as well as the “Osaka International Music Competition” in 2007-2008. Additionally, he was invited to perform a concerto-grosso “Saxtory” by Jérôme Naulais with the Mahidol Wind Symphony after their successful performances in the previously competition. Upon completion of the Bachelor of Music program at Mahidol University, Supat obtained the Diplôme d’études supérieures spécialisées (D.É.S.S) in 2011 from the Université de Montréal, where he studied with Jean-François Guay. There he received opportunities to attend workshops and master classes with world renowned saxophonists such as Marie-Bernadette Charier, Jean-Yves Fourmeau and the Quasar Saxophone Quartet. As a soloist, Supat was invited to perform with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Damrih Banawitayakit in December of 2012. He was also invited to perform a Concerto for Alto Saxophone and String Orchestra by Pierre-Max Dubois with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Claude Villaret in May of 2013.
Currently, he is pursuing the Doctoral of Music degree in performance and pedagogy at the College of Music, Mahidol University. He is also performing with the Siam Saxophone Quartet, Outbound Saxophone Quartet, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Wind Philharmonia, the Feroci Philharmonic Winds and Million Wind Philharmonic. He is teaching saxophone at Pricncess Galayani Vadhana Institute of Music, Faculty of Humanities Kasetsart University and Rugby School Thailand. He is one of the founders of the annual “Mahidol Saxophone Camp” which is hosted by the College of Music, Mahidol University. Supat is a D’addario Woodwinds Artist and Yamaha Saxophone Artist.
Methawut Pimphapatang, Alto Saxophone
Originally from Thailand, Metawut Pimphapatang has created his reputation as an active and virtuoso concert saxophonist of the new generation.
Methawut Pimphapatang has graduated the master degree in the Saxophone Performance and Pedagogy Program at the College of music, Mahidol University under the tutelage of Prof. Shyen Lee. He has performed in many international events. Mr. Pimphapatang was selected to be the soloist in Play-off recital at Singapore Saxophone Symposium 2018. With Poongizina Saxophone Quartet and Salaya Saxophone Ensemble he participated the premiere of the news works in the 17th World Saxophone Congress of Strasbourg. With Siam Saxophone Quartet, he appeared in Zagreb, Croatia, the 18th WSC. Methawut taught in masterclasses and workshops in Thailand International Wind Ensemble Competition Performance Camp, 2018.
Methawut Pimphapatang took masterclasses and workshops with many prominent maestros including Jean-Marie Londeix, Chien-Kwan Lin, William Street, Rodrigo Villa, Lars Mlekusch and Kerius Saxophone Quartet. He is the prizewinner of many competition, including Stock Exchange Thailand Young Musicians Competition in 2012, the Thailand International Wind Ensemble Competition in 2013, the Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition, and the finalist of the Osaka International Music Competition with the highest score in 2017 and 2018.
Currently, Methawut Pimphapatang is the Adjunct Instructor Classical Saxophone at the College of Music, Mahidol University. Methawut is currently Yamaha Artist Thailand and D’addario Woodwind Artist.
Monkanesh Siripapassara, Tenor Saxophone
Monkanesh Siripapassara was born in Bangkok, Thailand 1995. He has attended College of Music, Mahidol University since 2013 with a full scholarship under tuition of Prof. Krit Buranavitayawut. In 2017 Monkanesh recieved a Bachelor Degree of Music in Jazz and has continuously been studying toward a Master of Music in Jazz (M.M) with Prof. Darin Pantoomkomol as a principal teacher. Currently Nattakit is a adjunct instructor of jazz saxophone at College of Music, Mahidol University.
Monkanesh won many award and honors such as 1st prize of Thailand Jazz Competition in 2016, in the same year he won the 3rd Prize of The First Asian Saxophone Congress at Taiwan, Thailand Jazz Competition Outstanding Musician in 2018 and 5 times finalist of Thailand International Jazz Conference.
Currently, he performs in both Jazz and Classical. In Jazz scene as a composer/arranger and band leader of The 4Zien and regularly perform with other ensemble and big band as a guest artist. In classical he is a member of Siam Saxophone Quartet, Bangkok Saxophone Collective, Million Wind Philharmonic and tutti in Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.
Kittikun Jungate, Baritone Saxophone
Kittikun Jungate was born in 1989 he studies music when he was 10 years old in school marching band. In 2004, he studies at College of Music, Mahidol University in Pre-College program and continue studies Bachelor and Master degree. He studies saxophone with Prof. Shyen Lee, Nattawut Sooksangjan and Low Chee-Meng.
Kittikun has performed in the master classes of John Sampen, Chen-Kwan Lin, and the legendary saxophonist Jean-Marie Londeix.Kittikun has participated and performed in the World Saxophone Congress XIV, 2006 (Slovenia), World Saxophone Congress XV, 2009 (Bangkok), World Saxophone Congress XVI, 2012 (Scotland), World Saxophone Congress XVII, 2015 (Strasbourg), World Saxophone Congress XVIII, 2018 (Zagreb) and 2nd Asian Saxophone Congress, 2019 (Shanghai) He has also performed with the Southeast Asia Youth Wind Ensemble in 2007, 2008 and 2010. As a soloist, he performed with Bangkok Silpakorn Wind Orchestra in 2010 and Million Wind Philharmonic in 2019 with Siam Saxophone Quartet.
As a soloist recital and member of the ensemble, he performed in Singapore Saxophone Symposium in 2011. As a Competition candidate, he participated in the 2nd Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition (JMLISC) in 2008. Kittikun participated again in the 3rd JMLISC in 2011 where he advanced to the semi-final round and received the special prize of “Thai Semi-finalist”. He also received 1st prize from South-Wind Competition 2011, 3rd Prize from Osaka International Music Competition 2012, 2nd from Thailand International Wind Ensemble Competition 2012 and 2nd Prize from Yokaohama International Music Competition 2013 with Jaws Saxophone Quartet.
Since 2015, Kittikun join Siam Saxophone Quartet (SSQ) received “Special Award for Outstanding Thai Musician” from Chiangmai Ginastera International Music Festival in 2018, 2nd Prize from Thailand International Wind Symphony Competition in 2019. Kittikun is currently saxophone instructor at College of Music, Mahasarakham University since 2014, and member of Siam Saxophone Quartet, Jaws Saxophone Quartet, Bangkok Saxophone Collective and Million Wind Philharmonic. He also founding Mahasakham Wind Ensemble and Mahasarakham University Saxophone Ensemble. Kittikun is a Yamaha Performing Artist as well as a D’addario Woodwind Artist. And he performs on Yamaha Saxophone and D’addario Reeds exclusively.
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Other Brass & Woodwind Artists
Siam Saxophone Quartet (SSQ)
Supat Hanpatanachai, Soprano Saxophone Methawut Pimphapatang, Alto Saxophone Monkanesh Siripapassara, Tenor Saxophone Kittikun Jungate, Baritone Saxophone
Mathieu Dufour is principal flute of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, a position he has held since 1999. Before coming to Chicago, he was principal flute solo of the Paris National Opera Orchestra from 1996 to 1999. Prior to his appointment there, he served as principal flute solo of the Orchestra National du Capitole de Toulouse for three years.