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SET News : 2019 SET Youth Music Competition expands nationwide in search for music talents
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       SET News 59/2019
             August 8, 2019

2019 SET Youth Music Competition expands nationwide in search for music talents

BANGKOK, August 8, 2019 - The Stock Exchange of Thailand, jointly with the 
College of Music, Mahidol University, organizes the 22nd SET Youth Music
Competition 2019. The annual contest opens opportunities for youth musicians all
over the country to showcase their  unique talents and win prizes worth a total
 of over THB 1.8 million (approx. USD 58,000).

This year the stage continues to welcome the showcases of all kinds of 
non-electric musical instruments including singing performance. It will be
intensifying its search for young talents across the country through musical
network and digital media.

SET Executive Vice President Noppakao Sucharitakul said that SET has enhanced 
youths' capabilities in various fields including sports and music so they can
showcase their talents, ability and creativity constructively. SET Youth Music
Competition is a stage for young musician talents to perform while being a
springboard for the winners to level up in international arenas. Significantly,
this year we have teamed up with musical network nationwide to reach out to more
musical talents in regional areas. We will make the contest more accessible to
youth by promoting via digital media channels. All these efforts are in line
with SET's vision of "To Make the Capital Market 'Work' for Everyone".

Narong Prangcharoen, Dean of the College of Music, Mahidol University said that 
music is an art form that permeates all of us in the society. The emotional
expression has to combine with and grow together with the physical well-being.
The contestants will gain experience as a significant chapter in their life for
further development whether or not they win the title. In addition, the
highlight of this year's competition is the audience's involvement. The popular
vote will also be calculated. Furthermore, this year will be attended by
students with disabilities and the elderly from various nursing homes, aiming at
enhancing equal opportunity and inspiration for all in the society, in line
with SET's contribution to social impact activities that will help better the
quality of living and the Thai society as a whole.
The SET Youth Music Competition has been held consecutively during the past 21 
years. More than 10,000 young musical contestants have submitted their works and
performed on the national stage. Among those, some have grown up to become
national and international musical professionals, such as Pijarin Wiriyasakdakul
who won a scholarship from University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna,
Austria; Numpak Sribunditmongkol who is currently a member of the largest
Chinese orchestra band in Australia; as well as Ekachai Jearakul who has been
successful in a series of global events, to name a few.
Young talents who are interested in joining the contest can submit their works 
from now until October 1, 2019. For more information, please visit

                                     "SET...Make it Work for Everyone"