ASEAN Youth Ensemble (AYE)

The ASEAN Youth Ensemble (AYE) project is a partnership project between Ministry of Culture, Thailand and the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music. Initiated in parallel to the International Symposium ‘Classical Music in ASEAN Context’ in 2014, AYE aims at promoting collaborations between young musicians in South East Asia through joint performances and also to encourage music experts and composers from each country to research ways in which to combine their respective musical traditions.





For this year’s AYE performance in the context of our International Symposium 2017 exploring “Music and socio-cultural developments of the ASEAN”, we have invited young musicians and composers from each country to create dialogues between the ASEAN traditions in collaboration with students from Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, member of our Youth Orchestra (PYO), and also guest performers from Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Seoul National University and our other partner universities/ orchestra within the region.



PGVIM’s International Symposium ‘Music and Socio-Cultural Development 2017’

For our 4th International Symposium, the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music will reflect on Southeast Asia's current transitional period following the creation of the AEC (Asean Economic Community). In this time of economic, social and socio-cultural integration, how can
music help connect our voices and transcend our differences? To what extent can music communicate knowledge and create connections between people of different cultures? How can musicians and educators contribute to a sustainable socio-cultural development of the ASEAN community ?
We are inviting music scholars, practitioners, educators, and other music related professionals, both local and international, to submit research papers and creative works to be presented during the symposium. All musical disciplines such as performance, composition, pedagogy, musicology, as well as interdisciplinary projects are welcome.



Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (PGVIM)

Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Thailand, is a unique conservatory of music with a contemporary approach to classical music. Initiated in 2007 as a royal project celebrating the occasion of the 84th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra, the Princess has graciously given her name to the new endeavour: the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, or PGVIM.

Following her royal vision to educate new audiences develop an international standard for Thai musicians, as well as to educate new audiences, the Institute aims to create platforms through our Education Populaire and Audience Development Projects for students, musicians, professionals and general audiences to exchange their musical experiences, make dialogues, and share their love of music together.


The Institute’s goal is to be a leading international conservatory of music, with our missions being 1) to support our young talents in their pursuit of musical excellence, 2) to promote a better understanding of music and expand the role of music within society, and 3) to develop new knowledge in music and interdisciplinary subjects. Our creatively designed curriculum and education populaire programs provide opportunities for students and the general public to learn the skills of music-making while developing their understanding of music as a tool for the advancement of mankind and for a harmonious society, within the contemporary context of the world.