Nophachai Cholthitchanta, a clarinet professor at the University of Arkansas, a member
of The Lyrique Quintet, and principal clarinetist of the Arkansas Philharmonic, will be featured at the upcoming Chamber Music Concert on March 6, 2023.
Cholthitchanta was the principal clarinetist of the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Orchestre Mondial Des Jeunesses Musicales, North Arkansas Symphony, Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Kansas City Chamber Orchestra, and the New Ear Ensemble.
A native of Thailand, Cholthitchanta collects and researches historical clarinets. His collection includes originals and reproductions of instruments from the 18th and 19th centuries. He has published work on his historical research and presented educational programs using historical instruments.
Cholthitchanta will be featured in Mozart’s Clarinet Trio in E flat, K. 498 “Kegelstatt,” Schumann’s Märchenerzählungen, Op.132, and Selections from Bruch’s Acht Stücke, Op. 83. All three pieces were notable when they were written for the way in which they pushed the envelope when it came to solo clarinet compositions.
The concert will be free and open to the public.