Thaweewet Srinarong

A versatile Violinist, composer and music producer Paye Srinarong is the first ever recipient of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Classical Music Funds.

The first Thai violinist to perform at Carnegie Hall with world-renowned Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Paye’s musical endeavor has also taken him to major concert venues and festivals across Asia, Europe (London’s Royal Festival Hall, France, Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Poland) and the USA (Aspen, Music Academy of the West, Spoleto, etc.) He was concertmaster of Purcell School Symphony, Yale Philharmonia, Stony Brook Orchestra and guest concertmaster of Bangkok Symphony Orchestra (BSO). In 2006 Paye was appointed the first ever concertmaster of the New York Asian Symphony, leading the ensemble in concerts at the Lincoln Center (Avery Fisher, Alice Tully), the United Nations NYC and toured Japan twice. His recent performances at the Thailand Cultural Center of Mozart 3 rd Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto under his father’s baton received rave reviews from critics.

Since his solo debut as a ten-year-old and with the BSO at the age of fifteen, Paye has been giving recitals in Thailand on a regular basis. He has been guest concertmaster of the BSO and offers violin classes to young musicians all over the country. In the hope of expanding classical music to a wider audience, “VieTrio”, a cross-over band with his two sisters, was launched to a critical acclaim. Collaborating with X’Act, GMM Grammy, VieTrio have released 4 albums, a DVD and a book in the past three years with Paye as a performer, songwriter and co-producer with many songs going top of the charts. Upon given sell out concerts in Thailand, VieTrio have performed at the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai, 2011 Qatar Open tennis, and in Singapore and Laos. VieTrio is also available on iTunes.

Educated in London, Paye attended the Purcell School and Royal Academy of Music before graduating with First Class Honors. He subsequently relocated to the States to obtain his Master and Artist Diploma Degrees from Yale University and currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University, NY, where he served as Teaching Assistant to the world renowned Emerson Quartet. His important teachers include Prof. Phukorn (Suthin) Srinarong, Erich Gruenberg, the late Erick Friedman, Masao Kawasaki, Cho-Liang Lin, Pamela Frank, Ani Kavafian, Soovin Kim, Philip Setzer, Amadeus, Tokyo, and the Emerson String Quartets.

Besides performing extensively, Paye enjoys teaching music in NYC, and at his family at their Viemus Music School, featured in major magazines, newspapers, TV and radio both at home and aboard. He enjoys good food, sports and supports Arsenal FC fanatically.