Alisa Jesakul (Bow)
Maestra Alisa has loved singing since childhood, when her ambition to become a singer and songwriter had its beginning. She started her musical education by joining the Thai music club in elementary grade at Petcharawutwittaya School, supported by the Royal Thai Army, where she played her first Thai instrument, named Khong Wong Lek (small circular gong). When in high school at Sarawitthaya School she decided to join the school's marching band club, where she started to play the trombone, her first musical instrument. Throughout the 6 years at Sarawitthaya School Alisa dedicated her time to the activities of the marching band, participated in music contests and even represented the school in musical talent competitions by playing brass instruments and singing songs. These activities made her realize that nothing could give her more happiness than playing music and in high school Alisa decided to ask for her father's consent to take classical music seriously, aiming at passing the entrance exams into university. Under the tuition of her first singing teacher Maestro Parichat Chanthai Alisa spent almost one year in preparation for the exams into Silpakorn University and was successful in her aspiration to enroll as a student in the Faculty of Music, majoring in Vocal Performance, commercial music division and learned singing with Dr. Kazuo Inoue. After having attended the university for a year and a half, a life-changing event caused her to take leave of school. However, she was never discouraged from following her own dreams. She reaped her teaching experience and music performance to earn her own living.
In 2010, a senior student at the university introduced her to the Bangkok Voices. Alisa did not hesitate, accepted instantly and decided to join the choir. She was most happy to become a member of this group, because in addition of the singing experience, it also gave her a career and acceptance in society. Apart from having the opportunity to travel to domestic and international choral performances, it included the opportunity to educate provincial youth choirs with the aim to develop their abilities to the level which allowed them to compete according to the requirements of international standards, a task which makes her very proud. Although she is not a famous singer, she is a singer who can be of benefit to the country. This realization is very meaningful to her now that she has successfully overcome hardships of life, without allowing obstacles to discourage her. She would like continue this dedication - which has become very dear to her - throughout her life.
Maestra Alisa has been a member of The Bangkok Voices in 2nd Soprano section since 2010. She is currently teaching chorus singing at Sarasas Witaed Romklao School. She is also a singing teacher at Melody Plus Rama 3 Institute and KPN Robinson Samut Prakan.
Her teaching experience :
6 years at KPN Siam (Teacher position KCI Red Card)
5 years at Phawan Music Institute (Pinklao)
Special guest speaker on choir singing at the following secondary schools
Loei Pittayakhom School (Loei Province)
Surasak Witthayakhom School (Chonburi Province)
Sisaket School of Science (Sisaket Province)
Ban Thoet Thai School (Chiang Rai Province)
Woraraj Witthaya School (Loei Province)
Hat Yai Somboon Kunkanlaya School (Songkhla Province)
The vocal project "Ruam Jai Thai" comprising 12 songs, sung by 12 artists. In the song "Tai Rom Thong Tri Rong" by The Bangkok Voices she was selected as 1 of the 12 artists of this project.
Voice recording on the occasion of the 36th Years Anniversary of TV Channel 3
Voice recording for the Songkran Festival "Yen thua La Maha Songkran "
Voice recording for the soundtrack of "Phoo-ying thueng phoo-ying"
Participation in the singing contest on the program "The Winner is 2" and "2nd Souls"
Marutida Boonmongkol (Jane)
Marutida graduated from Bunditpatanasilpa Institute, Fine Arts Department, Thai Classical Dance Program. Currently a government official at the Public Relations Department, she holds the position of artist/composer (General Management)
Her passion for singing started in early childhood and she began to take singing lessons at Siam Kolakarn Music School while studying in middle grade level 2 (equivalent to high school year 5) at the College of Dramatic Arts. Together with fellow students she set up a band, enabling her to take part in contests and to perform in various school events. In the middle of the 3rd year she started to get interested in classical singing, investing her free time to further her studies of classical singing with her teacher Khun Wanee Laddaklom (Lecturer, International Music, Banditpatanasilpa Institute). Subsequently she had the opportunity to take private singing lessons with Maestra Supatra Indaraphakdikorat until graduating with a bachelor's degree. She successfully applied for a job as a government official in the position of artist/composer (General Management) of the Public Relations Department in 2010.
Also in 2010 she became a member of The Bangkok Voices Choir. Although she had already worked with what she loved, she was still determined to develop and increase her singing potential and wanted to further enhance her knowledge with Maestro Wirat Patimapakorn. Finally she graduated with a bachelor's degree in singing (special program) at Ban Somdet Chaopraya Rajabhat University, majoring in International Musical Composition (Broadway Musical) with Mr. Casey Koh
- Represented Thai artists at the ABU Music Festival 2014 in Sri Lanka.
- One of the six 6 singers representing Thailand in the ASEAN Chorus at the 2014 Asian Youth Choir for One in South Korea.
- Representative of Thai culture and music at "The One Asia Cultural Ambassador 2015" in the Philippines.
Summary of participation in domestic and international choir performances
- Part of vocal performances in important events with the Public Relations Department band, i.e. the royal funeral ceremonies of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Her Royal Highness Princess Phetcharat Ratchasuda Sirisopa Panawadee, and other important events.
- Representative of Thai artists performing at the ABU Radio Song Festival 2014 in Sri Lanka
- Chorus member in various important events of the Public Relations Department ban, i.e. the Royal Funeral Ceremony of H.M. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Royal Funeral Ceremony of H.R.H. Chaofa Petcharatchasuda Sirisopaphanawadee, Music in the Garden, etc.
- 1 of 6 representatives from Thailand participating in the ASEAN Choir Festival at the 2014 Asian Youth Choir for One in South Korea.
- Representative of Thailand to promote Thai culture and music at the "One Asia Cultural Ambassador 2015" in the Philippines.
- 1 of 4 representatives from Thailand participating in the Indonesia Youth Choir Chorus in Indonesia.
- Representative participating in the ASEAN+3 Song Contest 2017 in Vietnam, named in the 10 finalists and receiver of a special prize from the contest organizers.
Krittiya Musigul (Kwang)
When she was 12 years old Maestra Krittiya Musigul started to take singing lessons at the College of Dramatic Arts with Maestro Rapanang Sibunruang and when aged 14, during her schooling at this college, she had the opportunity to perform in the opera "Der Freischütz" at the Small Auditorium of Thammasat University. She passed the Grade 6 examination in classical singing from the Associated Board of The Royal Schools of Music, London (ABRSM).
Krittiya continued her education to the bachelor degree level in classical singing in the Western Music Department, Faculty of Humanities Kasetsart University, where she learnt singing with Maestra Pruetthika Chaeng Rattanatrakun, Maestro Wuttiphan Pongthanalert and Maestro Kittinan Chinsamran.
Her experience as a performer originates in singing with the KU String Orchestra and the KU Jazz Orchestra and being one of the founders of the Bangkok Street Orchestra (BKKSO). She was invited to perform in the musical Romeo & Juliet (Death is the Beginning) which was the final annual performance of the Department of Music and Dramatic Arts, Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University.
The roots of her experience in chorus singing go back to her participation in choir competitions at various school festivals, including being a member of Shyam Choir while studying at university. During that time she also had the opportunity to act as discourse assistant for the Thai Youth Choir in 2012 and 2013, and became a member of The Bangkok Voices in the same year.
At the present, Krittiya has a bachelor's degree in Classical Singing, 2nd class honor, from Kasetsart University and is a freelance singing and piano teacher.
Panipak Luangprasert (NongNoo)
Aged 11, Maestra Panipak began to take singing lessons with Maestra Ouan, Maneenuch Smerasut, and as a 16 years old she started to teach singing at the MS Voice Studio. During her time in that institution she was also engaged in chorus singing for Maestra Ouan. When studying at the Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University, she became a member of the Chulalongkorn University Student Choir Club, or CU Chorus, and was awarded the position of second runner-up from the CU Singing Contest.
In addition, Panipak studied singing with Maestro Neti Kantathaworn and Maestra Sophie Tanapura. She joined The Bangkok Voices Choir in 2015. Currently, she has a master's degree in intellectual property law from King's College London, England and is a freelance lawyer and singing teacher.
Anjarat Suthat na Ayuthya, Ph.D. (Tique)
Dr. Anjarat has more than 15 years of experience in the airline business, both in ground services and as cabin crew. After leaving the airline business she was was responsible for the duties of Marketing Manager, first in one of Thailand’s leading telecommunication service providers and later in a 5-star international boutique hospital in Bangkok. She left the marketing field to dedicate herself to the work in the field of education and was appointed assistant to the dean of a renowned international college. Currently, she is a guest lecturer at several government and private universities where she gives lectures on broad-scale business administration, marketing technology and conveys the basic knowledge of the aviation business to future flight attendant aspirants. Recently she received her Ph.D. in Educational Technology and Communications from Chulalongkorn University, Faculty of Education.
Apart from her work and academic experience, Anjarat, from an early age, played the leading child role in a number of well-known Thai movies, among them “Oh Luk Rak”, “Om Ok Por” and “123 Duan Mahapai”. Concomitant in her early years were singing and music always some of her cherished passions, inherited from and absorbed through her father, Prasan Suthat na Ayuthya, government official at the Department of Fine Arts in charge of musical orchestration for the department’s symphony orchestra. First a student at The College of Dramatic Arts, he attracted the attention of Phra Chenduriyang (Peter Feit), under whose tutorship he learned to write classical music orchestration. Moreover, as an accomplished cellist and bassist, he wrote musical arrangements for many top hit songs, among them “Yard Petch”, “Fark Pleng Tueng Ter” and composed background music for Thai movies. Anjarat's mother, known as “Ma'am Carol”, was the first foreigner to sing Thazi popular songs in Thai television stations. She also was the singer who introduced chorus line singing in the albums of several Thai Golden Record Award singers. Already as a young child Anjarat was invited to sing the solo part at various charity events, as well as in the main theme of Thai movies, like “Puen Rak” and in a children chorus for the release of the children’s song album called “Tiao Khao Din”. Later she joined a variety of local choir groups. She usually sings for the Sunday evening mass at the Holy Redeemer Church, Bangkok, sings with Assumption Choir and joins the choir for the celebration of the Roman Catholic Church. In early in 2017, she joined The Bangkok Voices as a soprano singer and participated in a series of cultural exchange performances in Shanghai, Nanjing and Singapore, by invitation of the respective governments. In 2019, she was a choir member in several concerts, i.e. performing in May at Choral Festival in Baden-Baden, Germany and in August at the National Liberation Choral Festival in South Korea.
Benyapa Pharaksa (Prae)
Benyapa, a 4th-year student at the College of Music, Mahidol University, majoring in vocal performance, has participated in many performances organized by the College of Music. Among them she sang the lead roll in "Peter Pan", was part of an ensemble in "The Wiz", one of the dancers and member of the chorus in the performance of "The Land of Smile" (Das Land des Lächelns) by Franz Lehár and performed as Papagena in "The Magic Flute" (Die Zauberflöte) by W. A. Mozart. She also played the role of a speaking artist in a Thai musical performed at The Rachadalai Theater, Thailand.
In early 2019 the Siam International Opera chose her to perform in "Jesus Christ Superstar", composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, produced by Somtow Sucharitkul and conducted by Trisdee Na Patalung, together with Siam Sinfonietta, at Thailand Cultural Center's Main Hall.
Her vocal talent paved the way for her to join the Mahidol University's MU Choir, giving her also the opportunity to perform and compete in many countries, i.e. China, Macau, England and Germany. She was accepted into the pre-College program of the College of Music, Mahidol University, and has been trained under close supervision of Prof. Mariangela Chatzistamatiou, Nancy Tsui-Ping Wei, Dag Erik Schantz. On top of this, she also had the opportunity to study with Prof. Mario Antonio Diaz Varas, an instructor at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria.
Benyapa received a Silver Medal from Set Competition in 2016 and a Bronze Medal in the Fifth International Hong Kong Music Festival in 2018. Moreover, she attended voice and piano master classes with Prof. Georgio Michaelides, accompanied by Megumi Otsuka from the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria and in early June 2019 she joined The Bangkok Voices as a soprano singer.