©2019 by Pinnaree Yontararak.

Photo Credit: Swita Uancharoenkul

NAT YONTARARAK

Artist, Musician, Composer, Teacher

COMPOSITIONS AND ARRANGEMENTS

Nat Yontararak 40th Anniversary Concert

ORIGINAL PIANO SOLO COMPOSITION

Nat Yontararak has always been interested in writing Thai music for piano solo. It all simply began in his research for a contemporary Thai music piece to perform. He then realised the demand in writing not an arrangement, nor a transcription, but original contemporary Thai composition for piano solo with its pianistic features. Thus, his music is unique in a way that its structure is tangible for international audience while its elements are purely Thai with pianistic techniques.

Nat Yontararak 40th Anniversary Concert

PIANO SOLO ARRANGEMENT

Nat Yontararak started making arrangements for piano solo since he was young. Similarly to why he started composing, he made these arrangements out of his own need to perform them or for his students. He usually embellish the pieces he chose to arrange with his own style of improvisation and techniques, making them substantial concert pieces. He has made numerous arrangements from H.M. King Rama IX, Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda, a large collection of hymnals, etc.

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PIANO DUET ARRANGEMENT

Nat Yontararak's piano duet arrangements were first written for his daughters (Paranee and Pinnaree Yontararak) to perform in their family concert tour in the USA since they were little. This is why his whole collection of his duet arrangements has a wide range of difficulties. These are the pieces he wrote for them along their whole life from childhood to adulthood. In later years, he also wrote for his son (Pana Yontararak) to play together with him. Not only that these are piano duet four hands pieces, one of them is also a piano duet concerto.

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PIANO AND HARP ARRANGEMENT

Nat Yontararak has made some piano and harp arrangements. Some of them are from traditional Thai music. Others are from Gen. Prem Tinsulanonda's music. He started writing them for his youngest daughter (Pinnaree Yontararak) to perform together with him. Similarly to the piano duets, these pieces accompanied her studying the harp. Therefore, these feature a wide range of difficulty from beginner to intermediate harpists.

DISCOGRAPHY

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GLORY TO OUR GREAT KINGS

This recording is Nat Yontararak's first piano sonata composition. He was inspired by the royal compositions of several kings of Chakri dynasty. Through this composition, he weaved through time and genres Thai and western music.

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HOMAGE TO H.M. KING RAMA IX

Nat Yontararak's second sonata explores the virtuosity of the piano through one of the most iconic musical pieces of Thai xylophone -- "Ranad".