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18 February 2011 :: 09:02:34 am 50409

Korean Opera Singer Visits Pattaya

Pattaya has had an operatic musical feast with a charity concert featuring the famous tenor Kim Jun Man and other talented Asian artists, who specialize in chamber music. This once only performance was a "Valentine’s Day Charity Concert" to aid Pattaya’s "Father Ray Foundation" and was extremely popular with the culturally inclined people of Pattaya.
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Pattaya, 15th February 2011: – Billed as “Romantic Moments In Pattaya,” this breathtaking performance was staged at the Tiffany Theatre on Pattaya’s Second Road, and other major sponsors included piano specialists “Samick, the Chefs Association of Pattaya & Eastern Seaboard, Sunset Park Resort & Spa, plus the Food & Beverage (F&B) Management Association for the Eastern Region of Thailand.

The Korean tenor Kim Jun Man is a graduate of the well known Italian Santa Cecilia Music Academy and for twelve years has notched up over 1,200 operatic performances in both Europe and Asia. His powerful voice and theatrical talents have seen him win quite a few international awards as a real singing perfectionist, who specializes in the works of Puccini and Verdi.

The visiting Thai pianist Khun Jamorn Supapol was no less talented, being a graduate of the Peabody Conservatory of the John Hopkins University in Maryland, America, and winning a scholarship to attend master-classes by Jean-Francois Antonioli in Lausanne, Switzerland. He gives solo piano recitals, performs in chamber music concerts and also teaches at Thailand’s Silpakorn University, so as well as being the accompying pianist he gave solo recitals as well.

Another visiting guest artist was the well known harpist, Tong-Juan Wang, who greatly pleased the audience with her melodious musical pieces with her harp playing. It is interesting to observe that while all of the visiting musical masters were of Asian origin, they have risen to fame in the world of western music, so the magnificent, romantic tunes from well known Italian Opera Arias, plus solo performances from Liszi & Chopin, were all very well received.

Patrons turned up early to this prestigious performance and the visually impaired children from “Father Ray’s School for the Blind” were in attendance, adding some diversity to the operatic performance. They were rewarded by way of the extra funds that were raised for Pattaya’s “Father Ray Foundation” by the organization of this unique cultural event.

Reporter : Harry Green   Photo : Harry Green   Category : Entertainment News

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