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MV for the HM the King
MV for the King  
Bundit was honored to be asked to participate in the filming of a new music video honoring HM the King of Thailand. He conducts a group of musicians including the combined orchestras and choirs of the Royal Thai Army, Air Force and Navy, as well as some of Thailand's most famous singers. The MV began airing extensively in Thailand in June 2011 and will continue through the remainder of the year. To see the full video, please click here. For more behind the scenes pictures from the filming of the music video click here.
 
Nightly Audience of 300,000
 
Beginning on December 5 2009, Bundit headlined 9 nights of free public concerts in honor of HM the King of Thailand. Conducting a 129 member orchestra of top-notch musicians from around the globe, Bundit conducted several classical pieces and special arrangements of some of the King's own music, in addition to leading the live audience of over 300,000 in singing the Royal Anthem. In combination with the live television audience each night, it is estimated the concert reached an audience of nearly 5 million. The Dusit Palace provided a spectacular backdrop with a 4D video presentation projected onto the palace. For more pictures and video click here.
 
Beethoven and Rome
 
On May 11, 2008, Bundit conducted a concert with Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio in the beautiful Auditorium at Parco della Musica. Repertoire included the Beethoven Violin Concerto and Beethovenís Symphony No. 4. Although this symphony is not performed often it holds a special place in Bunditís heart as it was the very first Beethoven symphony Bundit conducted in concert when he was 21 years old.
 
     
 
Singapore Youth Orchestra
 
Bundit is very excited to once again be making music with young people. He will make his debut with the Singapore Youth Orchestra at Victoria Concert Hall in Singapore on March 27, 2008 at 8 pm. Bundit confesses that he has missed the energy and youthful enthusiasm of a youth orchestra (the last "young" orchestra he worked with was in Los Angeles over ten years ago). Repertoire for the concert includes Shostakovich Festive Overture, Haydn Trumpet Concerto and Tchaikovsky Symphony No. 5.
 
"Tomorrow's Musical Leaders" International Conducting Masterclass
 

"Tomorrow's Musical Leaders," or the first ever Bundit Ungrangsee International Conducting Masterclass, is now accepting applications from qualified applicants in Thailand and the rest of Asia. Participants will gain valuable daily conducting experience in front of a professional orchestra, in addition to working with Bundit one on one from Feb 4 through Feb 7 2008. Applicants can download an application form and additional details from www.okmd.or.th.

 

Korean Opera Tour Continues
 

Bundit continued his collaboration with the National Opera of Korea in October with a touring production of La Traviata. On October 19 and 20 tthe production opened at the Daegu Opera House in Daegu, Korea, and continued on to the Koyang SPART Complex on November 3 and 4 in Koyang, Korea.

(photo of Daegu Opera House)

 

Japanese Debut with Nagoya Philharmonic
 
Bundit made his Japanese debut with the Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra on August 29. ďThe 21st Century Asian Orchestra ProjectĒ included Sibelius Symphony No. 2 and Mozart piano concerto No. 20 with Chinese soloist Tan Xioutang. Also featured was a composition from outstanding young Thai composer Narong Prangcharoen.

 

"The Competition" World Premiere
 
On July 21, "The Competition," a documentary film chronicling the Maazel-Vilar International Conductors' Competition, had its world premiere as part of the Bangkok International Film Festival. Audiences got a first-hand look at the artistry, the tension and the drama behind the scenes at one of the world's biggest conducting competitions to date.

 

New Recording on Sony/BMG
 
Sony/BMG Classics has teamed up with Bundit and the West Kazakhstan Symphony Orchestra to make a definitive recording of the Elgar Violin Concerto. With members of several London orchestras sitting in with the Kazhak orchestra and with soloist Marat Bisengaliev, the concerto was recorded earlier this year in Almaty. The full disc is scheduled for release late in 2007.

 

Seoul Philharmonic in Bangkok
 
The crowds turned out for a concert at the Thailand Cultural Center with Bundit and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. With show-stoppers like An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue, the concert was a smashing success.

 

Seoul Philharmonic Plays Pattaya
 
The Seoul Philharmonic wowed the near capacity crowd at Pattaya's Alangkarn Hall with their stunning presentation of Gershwin's classics An American in Paris and Rhapsody in Blue. Bernstein's Candide Overture also filled out the program of jazz-inspired classics.

 

La Traviata in Korea
 
Bundit conducted the National Opera of Korea in their touring production of Verdi's beloved opera La Traviata. The first leg of the tour began in April with 4 performances in the cities of Chungwon and Ansan. The second leg of the tour will begin later this year in October.

 

New Central Asian Orchestra
 
The Central Asian nation of Kazakhstan has recently formed a new world-class symphony and invited Bundit to be one of the first conductors to work with the new orchestra. He made his debut with the Kazakh Symphony Orchestra on April 4 in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

 

Return to Rome
 
Bundit conducted Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio in Rome on February 18, a return engagement following his last-minute appearance with that orchestra in a concert late last year. Repertoire for the concert included Reznicek Symphony No. 2 and the Haydn Cello Concerto in D.

 

Success in Copenhagen
 
In January Bunditís series of concerts with the Copenhagen Philharmonic were met with great success, both with the public and with the orchestra. Reviews of the concert were outstanding, including this and this.

 

Concert in Rome
 
Bundit was asked to step in at the last moment for two concerts with the Orchestra di Roma e del Lazio in Rome this past November. He conducted the famed Classical Symphony by Sergei Prokofiev. Among the VIP guests at the concert was the Ambassador of Thailand to Italy. The orchestra immediately engaged Bundit for another series of concerts in 2007.

 

Mendelssohn in Victoria
 
Bundit performed with the Victoria Symphony , in Victoria, British Columbia (Canada) this past November. Part of the orchestra's Signature Series, the two concerts on November 19 and 20 included repertoire from Mendelssohn (Symphony No. 4), Mozart (Horn Concerto No. 3) and Strauss (Horn Concerto).
Bangkok Music and Dance Festival
 
The Bangkok Music and Dance Festival was proud to have Bundit perform in a special symphonic concert as part of this year's events. Bundit led the International Orchestra of Italy in a program featuring Tchaikovsky's beautiful ďRomeo and JulietĒ and Respighi's spectacular work ďPines of Rome.Ē The concert was met with critical and popular acclaim, and future projects with the Bangkok Music and Dance Festival are in the works.
"Conduct Your Dreams" in Pattaya
 
Following their concert in Bangkok, Bundit and the International Orchestra of Italy performed a special concert entitled ďConduct Your DreamsĒ at Pattaya's renowned Horseshoe Point resort . The concert also featured American jazz vocalist, Mary Jane Jones. Horseshoe Point's Grand Arena was converted into a stunning, 360 degree concert stage. The resort has hosted other classical concerts in the past, including conductor Charles Dutoit and the Verbier Youth Orchestra.
Debut in Kuala Lumpur
 
Bundit made his debut with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra at their home in Kuala Lumpur's Petronas Hall with two concerts on July 1 and 2. Repertoire included Schumann's Rhenish Symphony (Symphony No. 3), Fanfare and Finale from Bright Sheng's "China Dreams" and Dvorak's Cello Concerto with soloist Daniel Muller-Schott.
Bundit Down Under
 
On June 1, Bundit conducted the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in New Zealand to rave reviews. Repertoire included Tchaikovsky's Francesca da Rimini, Bruch's Scottish Fantasy with violinist Feng Ning, Harris' Symphonic Song Cycle and Mendelssohn's Hebrides Overture
Milan's Pomeriggi Musicali
 
Bundit conducted Milanís Pomeriggi Musicali for three concerts during the first week of May in a program featuring Haydnís Symphony No. 102, Schumannís Overture, Scherzo and Finale, and a piano concerto composed by Schumannís wife, Clara with soloist Jin Ju. The series included a performance at the Olympic Theatre in Vicenza, one of Europe's oldest and most beautiful theatres.
Filling in for Maazel
 
In the summer of 2004, Bundit was asked to step in at the last moment for Maestro Lorin Maazel, who was recovering from minor surgery, for two major concerts in Spain with the Orchestra of Arturo Toscanini. Bundit was joined on the concerts by renowned violinist Maxim Vengerov in a performance of Beethovenís Violin Concerto. Bundit also performed Respighiís spectacular work ďPines of RomeĒ to excellent reviews.
Bundit Steps In
 
Bundit was asked at the last moment to conduct the Orchestra dell' Emilia Romagna in Salso Maggiore, Italy. Bundit stepped in to fill the place of another conductor who suddenly cancelled. The concert was a great success, and featured Tchaikovsky's underappreciated Symphony No. 1, as well as Mozart's Symphony No. 34.
Three Concerts in Palermo
 
Bundit visited Palermo, Italy for the first time to conduct a series of three concerts with the Orchestra Sinfonica Siciliana. He has been asked to return to conduct that orchestra again in 2008. The three concerts featured Saint-Saens Symphony No. 1.
Schumann in Turkey
 
During the first week of April, Bundit gave a series of highly appreciated concerts in with the Cukurova State Orchestra in Adana, Turkey. Bunditís outstanding interpretation of Schumannís Third Symphony was heralded by the orchestra as one of the finest they have ever experienced. He was immediately invited back to perform 4 additional concerts with the orchestra later in 2006.
Shostakovich in Seoul
 
In March, Bundit continued his ongoing position as Principal Guest Conductor of the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra with a concert at the Sejong Performing Arts Center. The orchestra performed Shostakovichís First Symphony under Bunditís leadership.
Beethoven's Ninth for the New Year
 
The Incheon Philharmonic Orchestra celebrated the coming of 2006 in style with a rousing performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9 under Bundi'ts direction. Featuring 4 combined choirs, totalling nearly 400 people, the performance brought down the house and cemented Bundit as a favorite in Incheon.
 
Bundit Conducts OIDI in China
 
Orchestra Internazionale díItalia continues their 2005 Asian tour with a concert in Tianjin, China, conducted by Bundit Ungrangsee on October 25. The concert includes Italian overtures like La Forza del Destino and La Gazza Ladra, and selections from several Italian operas.
Bundit Conducts La Fenice
 
On September 16 and 17, Bundit successfully completed two concerts with the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, Italy. One of the most prestigious symphonic organizations in Italy, La Fenice had invited Bundit to perform a special program of Venetian music. The concerts were met with great enthusiasm from the audience and the orchestra.
 
Bundit in Brisbane
 
Bundit conducted the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Brisbane with great success. Repertoire for the program included Beethoven's magnificent Third Symphony, the Eroica.
Carmina Burana in Korea
 
With nearly 500 musicians on the stage, Bundit conducted Karl Orffís most famous work, Carmina Burana, in Korea on September 29. The combined forces of the Incheon City Philharmonic Orchestra and over 400 choir members from all over Korea performed under Bundit's leadership to create an awe-inspiring show of art and emotion.
Cultural Ambassador Bundit
 
The Thai Ministry of Culture has named Bundit a Cultural Ambassador of the Kingdom of Thailand in recognition of his exceptional work as an international conductor. Bundit joins an elite group of artists who represent the Kingdom abroad at a world-class level, according to the Ministry.

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(last updated February 26, 2008)

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