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Chanannat Meenanan, oboeChanannat Meenanan, oboe

Chanannat Meenanan received his first oboe lesson when he was 13. He received his Bachelor of Music from the Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. During his undergraduate studies, he was a member of Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, the Ibycus Chamber Orchestra and the Promusica Woodwind Quintet. Immediately after graduation he was appointed the principal oboist of the National Symphony Orchestra in Thailand.  In 1998 Chanannat was awarded a full scholarship to study at the Hong Kong Academy for Performimg Arts under Professor Anthony Camden. From 1999 to 2001 he won the Academy Concerto Competition for three consecutive years and served as the principal oboist for the Academy Orchestra’s European and Asian Tours. He was also a featured soloist for the orchestra’s performances at the Casals Festival in France and the Carinthia Music Festival in Austria. Since graduating from Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Chanannat has been actively playing with orchestras in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Macao. Since 2008 he has been a member of the Dartington Festival Orchestra in England. He joined the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2009.