แต่ที่กระผมอยากจะกล่าวกำชับไว้ ณ ที่นี้ คือ เรื่องที่ผมย้ำอยู่เสมอว่าวาทยกรสมัยนี้ต้องสามารถปรับตัวให้เข้ากับความต้องการของยุคสมัยให้ได้ Jesse Rosen, CEO ของ The League of American Orchestra ได้พูดย้ำประเด็นใน Post เก่าของกระผมอีกครั้งว่า "The new music director will also have to be adept at all sorts of outreach, from educational projects to romancing the donors and board members who keep the coffers filled. And, of course, he or she will have to give great concerts, which means creating a vibrant and productive working relationship with the members of the orchestra." รวมไปถึง "An institution has to start out with some notion of what it values most. . . They will definitely not find someone whos good at everything, so the question is what are the things they feel they can forgo or trade off."
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.