June 02nd, 2012

World Premiere of cello concerto «Sirimadi» with Pi-Chin Chien and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Claude Villaret

2011/12 the Swiss Embassy in Thailand was celebrating 80 years of diplomatic relationship between the two countries. As part of this celebration a new cello concerto, written for the «Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra», had its world premiere in Bangkok in the Music Auditorium (MACM Hall) at 1st and 2nd of June 2012. The approximately 25-minute work in one movement is inspired by the ancient Thai tale about the Queen Sirimadi. Soloist was the taiwanese cellist Pi-Chin Chien. The live-recording of the concert of 2nd June and a TV report of Thai voice-TV can be heard at «Videos»: