Siraseth Pantura-umporn

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 11:50 am

“My compositions are mainly focused on an extended non-atonal language together with necessary extended instrumental techniques based on the influence of Thai traditional music.” Born in Bangkok in 1982, Siraseth Pantura-Umporn’s music is one that is at once fundamentally Asian, yet native to western instruments. Without resorting to Eastern clichés, his work provides insight into a different way of perceiving form, harmony and sonority.

Three-time winner of the Young Thai Artist Award, and the winner of the Irino Prize (2002) when he was only 20, Pantura-Umporn’s teachers include Narongrit Dhamabutra, Weerachat Premanada, and Peter Eotvos.  He was also a finalist for the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award (2014).  In 2016, he spent five months in residence at Germany’s Herrenhaus Edenkoben.  

Pantura-Umporn’s works have been performed by various ensembles, including the New Japan Philharmonic, Tokyo Philharmonic, Orchestra Internazionale d’Italia, Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble Kochi, Ensemble TIMF, Luxembourg Sinfonietta, Amigo saxophone quartet, Asia Pacific wind ensemble, etc in Asia, Europe, and the United States.