Narong Prangcharoen (DMA, Composition) Wins Commission and Award
Narong Prangcharoen, DMA, Composition, has been named the winner of ACO’s 2011 Annual Underwood Commission, bringing him a $15,000 cash award for a work to be premiered by ACO in a future season. Chosen from six finalists during ACO’s 20th annual Underwood New Music Readings on June 3 and 4, 2011, Prangcharoen won the top prize with his work Pubbanimitta (“Foreboding”).
Born in Thailand in 1973, Prangcharoen studied with Chen Yi and received his doctoral degree from University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Prangcharoen’s music has been performed in Asia, Australia, Europe and the U.S. His works have been heard at the Beijing Modern Music, MoMA Music and Grant Park Festivals, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and at the Library of Congress. Prangcharoen is also the winner of the Alexander Zemlinsky International Composition Competition and Pacific Symphony’s American Composers Competition Prizes, and the Toru Takemitsu Composition Award. He is currently teaching at the Community Music and Dance Academy of the Conservatory of Music, University of Missouri in Kansas City, and is the founder of the Thailand Composition Festival in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2007, the Thai government named Prangcharoen a Contemporary National Artist and awarded him the Silapathorn Award.
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