Choirmaster

Maestro Dr. Kittiporn Tantrarungroj associated himself with choral singing since his early years as a member of a church choir in his hometown. He enriched his experiences and learnt the art of choral conducting while studying in the Philippines and received his apprenticeship in choral conducting under the supervision of Mrs. Minerva Arit Peneranda.

As a well-known figure, both in Thailand and in the international choral communities, he is frequently invited as lecturer, clinician and jury member. He travels extensively in Thailand, giving choral seminars to educate teachers as well as advice to conductors nationwide.

Tantrarungroj is a vivid choral arranger and composer and over a hundred of his choral arrangements are widely spread and sung by various choirs in Thailand. Among all, “Lao Duang Duean” was the first Thai choral arrangement ever published by a Western world publisher. Currently, he is active in organizing choral activities in Thailand. He led and chaired many choral festivals, i.e “Thailand Choral Festival” , as well as multiple well-known concerts.

Apart from arranging and composing he has been conducting numerous groups from church to school and university choirs, as well as community and concert choirs. At present he is the choirmaster of “The Bangkok Voices”, a multi-award winning choir, considered to be the best choral group in Thailand. Moreover, he is an accomplished piano and organ player.

Tantrarungroj lives in Bangkok and earns his living working as a surgeon. Besides conducting “The Bangkok Voices” he serves as Vice-President of the “Thailand Choral Association”, a member of the “International Federation of Choral Music (IFCM) – Asia-Pacific Working Committee” and represents Thailand in the “World Choir Council”.