Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz
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The Chiangrai Youth & Hill Tribes Violin Concert

August 20th 2006

An afternoon tea party and violin concert.


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Belgian violinist Geertje Podevyn.

Presentation of the concert by Winai, a student of the Maechan Hill Tribes' School.

H.E. Mr Jan. Matthysen, Ambassador of Belgium in Thailand, and his spouse, who made the trip to Chiangrai especially for the concert.

Mr Jeffrey Sanger, from Chiangmai, who donated a double base to the Chiangrai Youth Violin Orchestra.

Rotary District Governor Khun Naphon Inkham.

Geertje Podevyn and Ajarn Paramet.

The Hill Tribes students playing during the concert.

The students of the Youth Violin Orchestra.

Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz with Sompong, one of the 3 Hill Tribes students of Suksa Songkraw Maechan School, who will go for two months to Belgium next year to be trained by Geertje Podevyn.

Ajarn Paramet after the concert, handing over Valentino Belgian chocolates to the young players.

Khun Weerapong Boonklieng and Khun Prapatsorn, who will be among the students going to Belgium next March.

The Chiangrai Youth Violin Orchestra of Ajarn Paramet after the concert.

Valerie McKenzie, of Morning Talk (Channel 11), together with Geertje Podevyn and the Hill Tribes violin students (top picture) - Geertje Podevyn, Suksa Songkraw Maechan School's Director, Khun Wilaiwan, Count Gerald van der Straten Ponthoz and the Hill Tribes students (Picture on the right).


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