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Chanannat Meenanan

Oboe

Chanannat Meenanan was born in Thailand and began studying the oboe from the age of thirteen. He graduated from the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok with a Bachelor of Music degree. During his undergraduate studies he performed with the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Ibycus Chamber Music Ensemble and the Pro Musica Woodwind Quintet. Upon graduation he was appointed Principal Oboe of the National Symphony Orchestra of Thailand. In 1998 he was awarded a full scholarship to study at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts (HKAPA) under Anthony Camden, former Principal Oboe of the London Symphony Orchestra. For three consecutive years he won the Academy Concerto Competition and performed as Principal Oboe of the HKAPA Academy Symphony Orchestra on tour to Europe and Asia. Additionally, he was a featured soloist at the Casals Festival in France and the Carinthia Music Festival in Austria. Upon graduation from the HKAPA, Chanannat Meenanan has performed with several orchestras in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macau and has been a member of the Dartington Festival Orchestra in the UK since 2008. He joined City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong as Tutti Oboe in 2009.

明振立

雙簧管

明振立生於泰國,13歲時開始雙簧管,後入讀曼谷的朱拉隆功大學獲音樂學士學位。他在學期間已是曼谷交響樂團、伊比庫斯室樂團及雅樂木管五重奏的成員,畢業後更獲泰國國立交響樂團委任為雙簧管首席。1998年獲香港演藝樂團授予全額獎學金,來港隨甘閔霆教授深造。1999至2001年間,明振立連續三年贏得學院協奏曲比賽,並隨學院樂團到歐亞多國巡迴表演,擔任雙簧管首席。他亦於樂團在法國卡索斯音樂節和奧地利的科林斯音樂節演出時擔任雙簧管獨奏家 。明振立於香港演藝學院畢業後,於泰國、馬來西亞、香港和澳門的不同樂團演出。明振立自2008年起成為英國達丁頓節日樂團的樂師,並於2009年加入香港城市室樂團擔任合奏雙簧管。