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HUCKY EICHELMANN in Thailand Tour 2013 on 12th September at 7pm
Hucky Eichelmann Thailand Tour Concert 2013 to celebrate the auspicious occasion of the 85th Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the King of Thailand
Show Date: 12th September at 7pm
Venue: Bangkok Arts and Culture Centre
Tickets: 1,200 Baht from ThaiTicket Major
(Special! for student get discount 50%
(Please show student card before buy ticket)
Available at outlet only)
Gate Open: Approx. 30 minutes before show start.
Public Sale: 12 July 2013 , 10A.M. onward.
In celebration of His Majesty King Bhumibol’s 85th birthday guitarist Hucky Eichelmann will be on tour throughout Thailand from 20th August to 30th of September. The tour is presented by AMI Events, TRUEVISIONS and TNN24, sponsored by Bangkok Bank Public Company Limited and Siam City Cement Public Company Limited and supported by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Lufthansa, AER The Acoustic People and Soontorn Film Co. Ltd.
In 2011 and 2012 Hucky’s annual concert tour drew altogether nearly 20,000 fans to the concerts and over 800 students to the workshops.
This year’s tour aims to honor His Majesty the King, a gifted jazz musician and great composer, by showcasing a selection of His Majesty’s jazz compositions along with a variety of music from around the world. Another highlight will be Hucky’s collaboration with students from the broader community to appear as guest performer at selected venues.
Besides the popular concerts Hucky will conduct workshops and master classes that focus on His Majesty the King’s compositions. These are in Chiang Rai, Phechabun, Khon Kaen, Mahasarakham and Phatthalung where an enthusiastic and loyal crowd of regular students eagerly awaits the guitar guru.
Hucky’s popularity in Thailand is closely associated with the music of His Majesty the King. His efforts to help popularise His Majesty’s music throughout the world are well known. He was the first foreign guitarist to have recorded His Majesty the King’s music on his best-selling albums Kuen Nueng, Candlelight Blues and Sweet Words, which helped to make the guitar such a popular instrument in Thailand. In a front page article the German language Magazine THAILAND AKTUELL titled him as “Musical Ambassador for His Majesty the King” and Privy Counsillor ML Usni Pramoj recognized Hucky as “the indefatigable champion of His Majesty’s music.”
“It has been a great honor for me to perform His Majesty’s’ magnificent music to audiences around the world to help expand and deepen awareness of His Majesty’s musical achievements, and to pass His Majesty’s musical treasure on from generation to generation,” Hucky says.
The Royal compositions of this year’s program include Still on My Mind, Never Mind the H.M. (Hungry Men’s) Blues and Oh I Say. “The reason I selected some of His Majesty’s more jazzy tunes is that I would like to present this concert as a “Happy Birthday” tribute to our beloved King,” Hucky says.
ARTIST - BIOGRAPHY
Pioneer of Classical Guitar in Thailand
Hucky Eichelmann is a guitarist, arranger and composer of exceptional ability with his focus set towards the East. His stunning virtuosity has allows him to work with some of the world’s top musicians, including Ravi Shankar, KITARO, Richard Harvey, Nina Corti, Carlos Bonell, Xuefei Yang and perform alongside such legends as John Williams, Paco Peña, Los Angeles Guitar Quartet & David Russell to name but a few. As a producer he has worked closely with the Stuttgart Ballet, CHICO & The Gypsies (formerly Gipsie Kings), Martin Taylor, Pat Metheny, George Winston and Les Ballets Jazz de Montreal a.m.
Hucky’s professional career spans over four decades. He has toured globally and performed at the world’s top venues including a concert at United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Born in Sulzburg, which is part of Germany’s musically vibrant southwest region, Hucky earned his master’s degree in classical music at the State Academy for Music and Dramatic Arts in Stuttgart, Germany. He performed thousands of concerts and hundreds of workshops and master classes around the world. In Thailand he taught at the St. Cecilia Academy of Music, Chulalongkorn University and Mahidol University.
Adopting Thailand as his home he started developing his own Asian oriented musical repertoire with which he has freed the classical guitar of its niche image and has fully explored the instrument’s versatility.
With his fascinating programs ranging from Bach to disco, Asian favourites to ragtime, Spanish and South American rhythms to Royal lullabies he has thrilled audiences around the globe and he continues to enrich the instrument’s repertoire with his own compositions and arrangements for which the international media hails him as “Musical Ambassador between East and West.” In Thailand Hucky’s popularity is closely associated with the music of His Majesty the King.
His amazing skills, inventiveness, showmanship and his contributions to Thai society earned him the household name ‘godfather of classical guitar’ and made him a pioneer of the guitar movement in Thailand.
Besides his artistic work he pioneered the development of music and dance as Artistic Director of the Bangkok International Guitar Festival & Series (1984-1989) and the Thailand Festival of the Arts (1997-2000), Thailand’s first ever arts festival which inaugurated a new dimension to Thailand’s art and cultural scene.
Hucky’s popular annual Thailand tour to universities and other venues in regional Thailand has created an enormous outreach entertainment and education presence, including getting valuable insight and a positive message out to young people and his large group of devoted fans. For Hucky music is a wonderful tool to create peace and a meaningful way of life, and he is delighted to share his music with the world. His series of sheet music books and his guitar technique method FINGER WORKS have become standard works of the guitar curriculum.
Thai Tickets Major Outlet
https://th-th.facebook.com/pages/HUCKY-Eichelmann/96069756612 (Facebook Page)
http://www.huckyeichelmann.com/ (by Hucky Eichelmann)
http://www.bacc.or.th/ (Bangkok Art & Cultural Centre)