150 years of friendship: AUSTRIAN ARTISTS IN THAILAND

Lukas Lauermann (c) Andreas Jakwerth
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)