A recipient of Fund for Classical Music Promotion Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, Dr. Chucherdwatanasak is currently a music director of the Salaya Modern Ensemble (www.facebook.com/SalayaModernEnsemble), at which he conducts a 20-musician ensemble that performs various repertoires with an emphasis on modern music. He previously served as an assistant conductor at the Colorado MahlerFest, a cover conductor for the Kansas City Ballet, an assistant conductor for the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, and a guest conductor at the Thailand International Composition Festival.
Originally trained as a flutist and composer, Dr. Chucherdwatanasak received his masters and doctoral degrees in orchestral conducting from School of Music, Georgia State University and University of Missouri-Kansas City, Conservatory of Music and Dance, respectively. His primary mentors included Michael Palmer and Robert Olson. In addition, he also participated in the Sixth Ithaca International Conducting Masterclasses 2014, Fort Wayne Philharmonic International Conductors Workshop and Frederick Fennell Memorial Conducting Masterclass 2015.
Dr. Chucherdwatanasak was born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand. He currently resides in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, Nathinee (Nee), a doctoral candidate in historical musicology at the University of Michigan. In his leisure time, he enjoys cooking for his wife, walking around the neighborhood, writing blogs in various subjects, reading music, literature, newspaper and watching movies.