Aj. Smatya Wathawathana

(Cello/Music Therapy)

Smatya Wathawathana is a music therapist and cellist from Thailand. She graduated an Master Degree in Music Therapy from Mahidol University, College of Music and a Bachelor Degree in Western Music (Cello) from Chulalongkorn University with first-class honoured with gold medal. She participated as a music therapist at Dementia Day Centre and Cognitive Fitness Centre at King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital as well as atĀ Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Siriraj Hospital. Not only as a music therapist, but she is also an active cellist performing in many occasions. She has also received a number of awards as the followings,

  • First Prize, Princess Galyani Vadhana International Ensemble Competition (PGVIEC) (2013)
  • Second Class Honors, Music Theory Grade 10 of Thailand International Music Examination (2015)
  • Second Class Honors, Western Music History and Music Theory Grade 6 of Thailand International Music Examination (2015)
  • First Class Honors and Gold Medal, Bachelor of Fine and Applied Arts in Western Music (2013)
  • First Prize, International Youth Chamber Music Competition, Interlaken, Switzerland (2005)
  • Gold Medal, Settrade Youth Music Competition of Thailand (1999, 2001, 2003)

In which, her performance experiences are as the followings,

  • Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Bangkok, Thailand, Cello (2005-2008, 2014, 2016-Present)
  • Pro Musica, Bangkok, Thailand, Cello (2012-Present)
  • Chulalongkorn University Symphony Orchestra, Bangkok Thailand, Principle Cello (2014)
  • Sempre Quintet, Bangkok, Thailand, Cello (2013)
  • Bangkok Symphony Orchestra, Bangkok, Thailand, Cello (2009-2013)
  • Silpakorn University String Orchestra, Bangkok, Thailand, Principle Cello (2009)
  • Dr. Sax Chamber Orchestra, Bangkok, Thailand, Cello (1997-2009)

Including her teaching experiences in both fields of music therapy and cello,

  • Lecturer of Music Cognition, Department of Music, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand (2018-Present)
  • Music Therapy Supervisor, College of Music, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand (2018- Present)
  • Teacher of Cello, College of Music, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand (2017-Present)
  • Teacher of Cello, Harrow International School, Bangkok, Thailand (2015, 2018-Present)
  • Teacher of Suzuki Early Childhood Education, Aum-Aree Music School, Bangkok, Thailand (2018- Present)
  • Teacher of Cello, Faculty of Music, Bangkok Thonburi University, Bangkok, Thailand (2015- Present)
  • Teacher of Cello, Department of Music, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand (2013-2015)
  • Teacher of Cello/Music Theory, Music Garden School of Music, Bangkok, Thailand (2014-2016)
  • Teacher of Cello, St. Andrews International School, Bangkok, Thailand (2014)
  • Teacher of Cello/ Music Theory, Private Studio, Nonthaburi, Thailand (2010-Present)