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  Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music  

 International Symposium 

Since 2014, the annual international Symposium at PGVIM  invites international participants of all music related fields to engage in a series of collective reflections over the role of music education and music practice in Southeast Asia. 

Those events combine presentations, workshops and talks as well as  concerts curated specifically to illustrate the year’s chosen theme through an eclectic mix of musical and artistic expressions. A highlight of the Symposium, those concerts also give our guests a unique opportunity to engage with our audiences in ways that are both meaningful and essential.  Those annual rituals have been essential in establishing fruitful collaborations within our growing community and have fostered a deeper understanding of the rich diversity of aesthetics that characterise our current musical landscape.

Visit the archive on our webpage to explore our past events.

Our past events



At a place nearly 10,000 kilometers away from its provenance, what is exactly the meaning of “Classical Music”? What role should we be playing within the life of music making in this part of the world? and how do we communicate with audiences from the faraway cultural foreign land? 


Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music’s International Symposium 2014 “Classical Music in ASEAN Context” is calling for music scholars, practitioners, educators, and other music related professionals, both local and international, to submit papers and creative works to be presented during the symposium.


The Symposium is welcome to various musical disciplines such as performance, composition/creativity, pedagogy, musicology, and music interdisciplinary.


Our Media

Our Video archive page. With the recording of every past year at PGVIS in case you missed (or misses) it!

Archive Video

Our latest showcases from our latest Symposium event.

2021 Showcases



A monthly informal online gathering of selected performing artists in Southeast Asia with each session devoted to a particular country

About Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (PGVIM)

The Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Thailand takes a contemporary approach to classical music education, scholarship and  performance. The institute was initiated in 2007 as a royal project  celebrating the occasion of the 84th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess  Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. The Princess  graciously gave her name to the new endeavour, and thus the Princess  Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (PGVIM) was born.  


Following her royal vision to develop Thai musicians to the highest standard  and to educate new audiences, the Institute created its Education Populaire  and Audience Development Projects for students, musicians, music scholars  and the general public to share in musical experiences, engage in dialogues,  and learn from one another.  

PGVIM aims to be a leading international institute of music with the following missions: 1) to support young Thai talents in their pursuit of musical excellence,  2) to promote a better understanding of music among the general public and  expand the role of music within society, and 3) to develop new knowledge  in music. Our undergraduate and  masters curricula and Music for Society programs provide opportunities for  students and the general public to learn the skills of music-making while  developing their ability to use music as a tool for the advancement of  humankind, both within their local communities and on the world stage.

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