The performing artists:    
Alberto Firincielli

began to play the piano when he was eight. He studied with Sebastiano Cannizzo in “Vincenzo Bellini” Conservatory, Caltanissetta (Italy) and graduated at the age of twenty. Then he started to dedicate himself to the study of ancient keyboard instruments: organs and harpsichords, graduating in Harpsichord with Maria Pia Jacoboni. Meanwhile he studied Composition with Giorgio Tosi, and Electronic Music with Francesco Giomi and Marco Biscarini at the “Arrigo Boito” Conservatory in Parma (Italy), where he graduated. He continued his education, graduating in Musicology in the University of Pavia (Italy) with a dissertation about Carlo Antonio Marino and his music. He also studied Harpsichord with Francesco Baroni, and for four years attended the course “Ars et Labor”, an advanced Piano and Chamber Music Course, with Christa Bützberger and Marina Rossi in Vicenza (Italy).


Rong Sereyvann

started to play the piano in the age of 16 and joined the Royal University of Fine Arts. His major and most relevant teacher is Dr. Him Sophy. He went to the USA for the Opera production "Where Elephant Weep" where he gained international experiences. In addition, Sereyvann improved his piano-technique and musical understanding in master classes with Stephan Rahn. Sereyvann obtained his Bachelor Degree for Music this year.

Etienne Chenevier

is a pianist, who studied with Mme Auberr-Crouzet (composer and teacher at the Université Musicale Internationale de Paris). His repertoire extends from Bach to Messiaen. During his international career he has performed numerous solo recitals, as well as chamber music with international artists. Etienne Chenevier lives in Singapore where he also performs, as with the Singapore Symphony Chamber Music series.
Mari Jinnai

is from Osaka, Japan. She received a diploma in vocal study from the Tokyo College of Music and later studied at L'Écôle Normale de Musique in Paris. In 1998, Mari started as vocal teacher at the Faculty of Music of the Royal University of Fine Arts in Cambodia.She has conducted the Bella Voce choir since 2000. Mari Jinnai also gives recitals in Cambodia and the across the South East Asia region

Matthias Krug

(Violinist) was born in Germany 1948. After finishing school he studied Violin in Vienna (Austria) with Prof. Franz Samohyl from 1969-1974, in this time the most famous teacher at the Universtity of Music. 1972 -1975 masterclasses in chamber music with Antonio Janigro at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. 1974-2013 1. Violinist in the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, one of the leading orchestras in Germany. 2013 Masterclass for Violin in Phnom Penh (Symphony Music School) 2014 Violin classes and Orchestra in Santiago de Cuba .He lives in Germany, Cambodia and Cuba


Mr. BakhtiyorAllaberganov

started piano studies at the Special Music School for gifted children in Khorezm region, and shortly thereafter won the Young Pianist Competition of Uzbekistan. Later on he again won recognition in the International Piano Competition in Ashgabad, Turkmanistan. His experience as a piano teacher and collaborative pianist is extensive, having been staff accompanist at several musical institutions such as the Tashkent state Conservatoire,, the Mannon Uygur Tashkent State Institute of Arts and the TheGlier Republican Music Academic Lyceum, as well as an assistant director and staff accompanist at the College for Stage and Circus Performers. Mr. Allaberganov has supported and coached numerous singers and string players through recitals and competitions in the former Soviet Union, Uzbekistan, as well as in Thailand. Currently, MrAllaberganov is a piano teacher at Mahidol University College of Music, resident staff pianist of the Mahidol Symphonic and Chamber Choirs, and a member of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra.

Stefanie Waegner

(nationality: British and German) studied cello with Emma Ferrand at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, UK, and at the Music University in Graz, Austria (cello with Kerstin Feltz, chamber music with Chia Chou), where she obtained a double Masters´degree in solo performance and chamber music in 2007. She also participated in chamber music master classes with Michael Bochmann, Martin Hornstein, members of the Vermeer Quartet, Johannes Meissl and Christopher Rowland. She has performed extensively as principal cellist and soloist with numerous chamber orchestras, such as Ensemble Klanglust, the Bamberg University Chamber Orchestra, the Graz Baroque Orchestra, the Salonorchestra Graz and the Salaya Chamber Orchestra, Thailand. Stefanie has been a member of the faculty of the Franconian Chamber Music Academy (Germany) as well as the Centre for Music Education and Outreach (Vienna). Since October 2011 she has been part of the faculty of the Strings and Chamber Music Department at the College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand, where she coaches chamber music, with special emphasis on the string quartet repertoire, and chamber orchestras. She performs in many faculty chamber ensembles, such as string quartet, piano trio and duo for piano and cello.

Loo Bang Hean

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, Loo Bang Hean studied with Serena Chow and Rickie Oui before being awarded a four-year scholarship by the examination board, ABRSM to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London. His teachers in England included Yonty Solomon, John Blakely and Dennis Lee. After graduating with first class from RCM he received awards from the Anthony Saltmarsh Prize and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust to undergo postgraduate studies with the Hungarian teacher Ilonka Deckers in Milan, Italy. Back in Malaysia since 1995, Bang Hean regularly appears in solo recitals, chamber concerts as well as concerto performances with various local orchestras. He has appeared in most major concert venues in Malaysia. An active chamber musician, he performs frequently with various instrumentalists including members of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has also performed abroad, including England, Italy, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Cambodia and Korea. He is also very much involved in music education, being an adjunct lecturer at University College Sedaya International (UCSI) as well as a frequent presenter at seminars around this region.

Gregorian Chant Choir

Naoko Tsujita, I-hui Chen, Michael Strauss Curtis Ayers
Lichou Chen, Takako Tamura - Conducted by Dott. Alberto Firrincieli
Assumption University - department of music performance - Bangkok, Thailand

Anton Isselhardt

The German flautist Anton Isselhardt studied with Prof. Joachim Starke – University of Music, Mannheim and with Carin Levine - University of Music, Freiburg. He served as a temporary flutist at the State Philharmonic Orchestra, Rheinland Pfalz. Anton Isselhardt has played in several Chamber music ensembles with musicians from the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and the Dresdener Philharmonie. Since 2004,he is the musical director of the ARTplus Foundation and the curator of the annual International Music Festival in Phnom Penh. As a partner of the Goethe Institut (Culture and Development Program) he organizes international music education projects in the South-East- Asia region.

Ai Iwasaki

Ms. Ai Iwasaki, born in Tokyo, is a Mezzo soprano professional opera singer. Since Ms. Iwasaki debuted in 2004 she performed in several operas and concerts in Japan and Italy, including singing at the Auditorium Corale Verdi, in Parma, and at the Communal Theatre of Belluno. She graduated at Shouwa University of Music in Tokyo in 2008 with major in singing and completed her studies there with a master of degree in Opera Musicology in 2010. Ms. Iwasaki moved to Italy where she attended a two years specialization course at Conservatorio A. Boito, in Parma, under direction of Master Lucetta Bicci. During her journey in Italy she honed her skills under the mentorship of Master William Matteuzzi.

Mrs. Him Savy

was born in Prey Veng province,Cambodia. She recieved her first instrumental training in traditional Khmer music at her home village and joined Buddhistic ceremonies with several music groups.Her father was a victim of the Pol Pot regime. After self-instruction, she recieved training from her teacher Mr.Eang Seng Thai in 1990 and continued her studies for 6 years at the Royal University of Fine Arts under local and temporary guest teachers. She acquired a teaching position in flute at the Faculty of music in Phnom Penh. Since 2001, she has taken lessons from Anton Isselhardt / Germany and she gained instrumental experiences in Western Classical Chamber Music. In 2005 Him Savy participated in the flute group of the ASEAN youth Orchestra. As a soloist she performed with 2 well known German chamber orchestras. With the 'Tubinger Chamber-Orchestra' the Telemannn Flute Double Concerto (a-minor) and with the " Wurtemberger Chamber-Orchestra" the Stamitz G-major Flute concerto. In addition, Him Savy participated successfully at the New Zeal Land Art Festival and in the Beijing Art Festival with a contemporary – cross cultural project, in collaboration with the New Zeal Land Piano Trio. Recently Him Savy participated a mater class for flute, held by the Polish flutist Krysztof Kaczka (solo flutist of the Guangzhou Symphony Orchestra).

Pisey Oum

studied violin from 1996-2003 with Pok Sophorn at the Royal University of Fine Arts. Pisey is performing several forms of Cambodian traditional and popular music – also as a vocalist, including weddings, official receptions, TV shows etc. Mrs.Oum joined the music education program of the ARTplus Foundation in 2013 and participated on several master classes for violin, such as with the US violinist Ashley Pensinger-Sok and Hartini van Rjissel. For chamber music she worked with Cecilia Yudha from Indonesia and Etienne Chenevier from Francd. Pisey Oum is teaching at Ou-Bek-Ka-Om Secondary school and at the "art-music-school"

Sethipanha Khuon

was born in 1994 from parents who loves music. He started to learn Cello at the Royal University of fine Arts and obtained, in addition, private lessons from Mrs. Ming Young (Korea) and Mrs.Tara Mar (Canada). He participated on various master classes for Cello and Chamber music with Steve Retallick from Malaysia Philharmonic Orchestra and Matthias Diener from the Minquet Quartet. He joined the Angkor Youth Orchestra and toured with the ABC orchestra from Japan. In 2012 he performed for the first time with the string orchestra at the International Music Festival Phnom Penh. After an audition - Sethipanha Khuon obtained a invitation to join SEAYCO - the Southeast Asian Youth Chamber Orchestra, based at Mahidol College of Music in Bangkok/Thailand. A project to strengthen the musical cooperation among the ASEAN countries.

Cheak Bunhong

studied at the Fine Arts University Faculty of Music. Mr. Cheak began studying clarinet six years ago and has had teachers from Cambodia, Japan, and the United States. Studied with Andrea Geiser from the USA, Chamber music experiences at Raffles Hotel Le Royal Myanmar Brahms and Mozart. He teaches at Art Music School in PP.