Senior RecitalEd Wichiencharoen ’09, piano
Ed Wichiencharoen’s Senior Recital date has been changed. Formally scheduled for Sunday, May 10, it will now be on Sunday, May 17 in Brooks-Rogers Recital Hall on the Williams College campus. This free event is open to the public.
Wichiencharoen’s program includes Haydn’s Piano Sonata No. 20 in C Minor and Brahms’s Rhapsody, op. 79, no. 1 and Intermezzo, op. 118, no. 2. He will also be joined by singers Augusta Caso ’09, Lizzy Fox ’12, and Keith Kibler for pieces by Mozart, Puccini, Sondheim, Brown, and Britten.
Born and raised in Bangkok, Thailand, Ed began studying piano at the age of seven. After winning the Mahidol National Youth Music Competition, he became a full scholarship student in piano at International Academy of Music, Bangkok, and was awarded the Advanced Performer’s Certificate following jury examination by Trinity College, London. At age thirteen, his study at the academy was cut short; his parents shipped him off to boarding school in Massachusetts where he was no longer forced to practice. At boarding school, under the guidance of Mariane Lockwood, Ed played the piano for pleasure and practiced occasionally. At Williams, Ed pursues a double major in Economics and French Literature and often frustrates his piano teacher Ed Lawrence. Ed (the student) has performed in Master Classes with Peter Serkin and Russell Sherman, and during his semester abroad, he was enrolled as a full-time piano student of France Clidat at Ecole Normale de Musique, Paris.