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The Siam Society Under Royal Patronage presents


Schubert and Borodin String Quartets



Anna Takeda – Violin
Hayne Kim – Violin
Omporn Kowintha – Viola
Noa Chorin – Cello


Schubert – String Quartet No.13, D. 804 “Rosamunde”

Borodin – String Quartet No. 2 in D major

Schubert and Borodin String Quartets

NAO Trio returns to the Siam Society and this time brings along a very special friend, Hayne Kim – Violin.

Delight in the experience of appreciating the beauty and richness of combined sounds and complementary harmonies, which will make you fall in love with classical music all over again.

About N.A.O. Trio

Three talented ladies from three distinctive backgrounds living in the same neighborhood in Bangkok have forged a friendship through their mutual passion for music: meet N.A.O. Trio. The name N.A.O. comes from the initials of each member’s first name: Noa Chorin (“N”), Anna Takeda (“A”) and Omporn Kowintha (“O”). The members of this trio have a collective experience that spans the globe from Bangkok to Berlin and beyond through performances with various chamber music groups. “Nao” also happens to be a popular female name in Japanese meaning “harmony”. 

About Hayne Kim – Violin

Korean-American violinist Hayne Kim made her solo Carnegie Hall debut at the age of 16 and has since performed internationally as a soloist and chamber musician. As an ensemble player, she has performed in some of New York City’s most beloved halls, such as Merkin Hall and Stern Auditorium, with groups such as the Shattered Glass Ensemble and the International Chamber Soloists. An ardent supporter of contemporary music, she is the violinist and co-founder of Círculo Trio, an ensemble dedicated to exploring and presenting new and/or underperformed works alongside standard repertoire.

About the pieces

Schubert – String Quartet No.13, D. 804 “Rosamunde”

Schubert wrote his String quartet no. 13 in A minor, catalogued as D. 804 or Op. 29 and often nicknamed “Rosamunde”, in 1824. This work appeared roughly around the same time as his “Death and the Maiden” quartet, after a period of some years during which he had not approached the genre. From 1824 onwards, Schubert largely turned away from writing songs in order to concentrate on chamber music. His works from this period, including the A minor quartet, rely on the cyclical use of elements. Consisting of four movements, it takes around 30 minutes to be performed.

Borodin –  String Quartet No. 2 in D major

Alexander Borodin’s String Quartet No. 2 in D major was written in 1881 and dedicated to the composer’s wife, Ekaterina Protopova. Some scholars, including Borodin’s biographer Serge Dianin, suggest that the quartet was a 20th anniversary gift, evoking the couple’s first meeting in Heidelberg. Of its four movements, the third movement, “Notturno”, is the most famous.



Tuesday, 15 March 2022 at 19:00


Auditorium, The Siam Society


Members – 600 baht
Non-Members – 800 baht
Students with ID – 200 baht


For reservation, please contact:

The Siam Society
131 Asoke Montri Road (Sukhumvit 21), Bangkok 10110
Tel: 02-661-6470-3 ext 201 (Please contact us during office hours)

To comply with social distancing rules, we must limit the audience to 80 persons.

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