150 years of friendship: AUSTRIAN ARTISTS IN THAILAND

Lukas Lauermann (c) Andreas Jakwerth

In 2019 Austria and Thailand are celebrating 150 years of friendship. On the occasion of the 150th anniversary a series of cultural and social events will take place, both in Austria and Thailand. The festivities will include six concerts by the Austrian artists Agnes Palmisano & Paul Gulda, Duo Siedl/Cao, Giocoso String Quartet, Kusimanten, Lukas Lauermann and Woody Black 4. The series is featuring concerts by musicians participating in the sponsorship programme “The New Austrian Sound of Music – NASOM“.  

150 Years of Friendship: Austrian artists in Thailand

Next to Anges Palmisano & Paul Gulda and the Giocoso String Quartet, some of the selected artists from The New Austrian Sound of Music (NASOM 2018/2019) will perform in the concert series too. They are Duo Siedl/Cao, Kusimanten, Lukas Lauermann and Woody Black 4 The NASOM 2018/2019 concerts will take place at the Austrian Embassy in Bangkok and at partner universities in autumn 2019.

Concerts by Austrian Artists

  • 3 March: Agnes Palmisano & Paul Gulda
    Concert and exhibition of some photos from „experience Thailand“.
    Venue: Imperial Mae Ping Hotel, Chiang Mai
  • 14 June: Giocoso String Quartet
    A concert including compositions by H.M. the late King Bhumibol (Rama IX.).
    Venue: Chulalongkorn University, Music Hall
  • Autumn: NASOM 2018/2019 w/ Duo Siedl/Cao, Kusimanten, Woody Black 4, Lukas Lauermann
    Concerts by musicians selected for NASOM 2018/2019.
    A concert series with Music Institutes and Faculties of Music of Thai Universities.
    Venues: Austrian Embassy Bangkok, Concert Venues at Partner Universities

The New Austrian Sound of Music (NASOM)

The New Austrian Sound of Music – in short NASOM – is a long-term sponsorship programme by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA), promoting young emerging Austrian and Austria-based bands and musicians performing abroad.

The aim of NASOM is to offer biennial support for international performances of promising young talents with the help of a global network of embassies, cultural forums and consulates. A further objective of NASOM is to draw more attention to the fact that Austrian music creation – beyond the traditional – is as vibrant, modern and culturally diverse as ever.

Every two years, the young artists accepted for this programme are selected in cooperation with the organization mica – music austria and local music universities. Participants of this sponsorship programme are chosen from the genres classical, jazz, world, contemporary and pop music.

Apply for NASOM 2020/2021

Austrian musicians can apply for NASOM 2020/2021 until March 4, 2019. Find all details in our Call for Applications: The New Austrian Sound of Music 2020/2021






 Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs (BMEIA)