A versatile Violinist, composer and music producer Dr. Paye Srinarong is the first ever recipient of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana Classical Music Funds. He is the first and only Thai violinist with a Doctoral degree in music . 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 received Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University NY, where he served as Teaching Assistant to the world renowned Emerson Quartet.

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 and the USA. He was concertmaster of Yale Philharmonia 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. 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. 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.

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