1974ได้รับแต่งตั้งเป็นที่ปรึกษาด้านดนตรีไทยในโครงการ Elaboration of a world Music History ของยูเนสโก
1972ได้รับทุนการศึกษา Awarded Choral Exhibition จาก St. Catharine’s College มหาวิทยาลัยเคมบริดจ์
AWARDS: Receives the “Golden W” award from the International Wagner Society for his ten years introducing Wagner’s operas to Southeast Asia.
2022OPERA: Helena Citrónová European premiere at Hof Opera, Bavaria
2021FILM: creates The Maestro with Paul Spurrier. Official Selection of over seven film festivals.
2020MEDIA: creating series of short clips about music for Thailand’s Ministry of Culture library
2020initiates BTHVN2020 commemoration in Thailand
2020MUSIC: Somtow inaugurates program for Covid-19 Outreach, OperaSiamTV.com and Virtual Virtuoso Competition
2020LITERATURE: Another Avatar selected for Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2020, Houghton Mifflin
publishes Homeworld of the Heart, the first new novel in the Inquestor Series since 1985, and Alien Heresies, a retrospective
collection of thirty years of science fiction
2020OPERAS: World premiere of Helena Citrónová, composed to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz
2019Directs Opera Siam’s first musical, a production of Jesus Christ Superstar
2019MUSIC: Takes Siam Sinfonietta on tour of Hungary, Slovakia, Czechia, and Germany. Live broadcast concert in Bratislava
2019OPERAS: World premieres of Chandakumar and Architect of Dreams, the fifth and seventh in the DasJati sequence
2018MUSIC: Takes Siam Sinfonietta on third Carnegie Hall appearance where they win their fourth gold award
2018Directs new production of Madama Butterly
2017AWARDS: becomes first Asian to be awarded European Cultural Achievement Award by KulturForum in Berlin
2017MUSIC: directs production of La Boheme for Opera Siam, inspired by Paris in the early 1900s
2017OPERAS: World premiere of Chariot of Heaven, fourth in the DasJati sequence
2016OPERAS: revival of Suriyothai
The Silent Prince tours Czechia and Germany
directs Diary of Anne Frank by Grigori Frid
2016MUSIC: Siam Sinfonietta plays Carnegie Hall, wins Golden Award excerpts from “DasJati” receive premiere in Carnegie Hall. conducts Thai premiere of Also Sprach Zarathustra to inititiate new initiative of complete Strauss tone poems
2015MUSIC: Somtow completes Mahler Cycle with “Resurrection Symphony” Siam Sinfonietta has nine-concert tour in Bavaria to powerful critical acclaim.
2015World premiere of Bhuridat, the Dragon Lord, sixth of DasJati Sequence World premiere of Sama, the Faithful Son, third of DasJati Sequence
directors Brundibar for Holocaust Memoria
2015OPERAS: World premiere of The Snow Dragon, Somtow’s fantasy opera, in Milwaukee and Thailand premiere in Bangkok
2014directs 9•88 - Royal Celebration Concert for HM The King
2014directs THE MAGIC FLUTE for 3rd time in honour of HM The Queen
2014Siam Sinfonietta tours Berlin, Prague, and Abu Dhabi
2014MUSIC: Somtow conducts Thai premiere of “Das Lied von der Erde.”
2014Somtow inaugurates a plan to compose the ten-opera-cycle DasJati
based on the ten lives of the Buddha, which will when completed be the largest music drama work in the history of music.
2014Somtow’s Dan no Ura premieres with rave reviews in international publications.
Mahajanaka, the second opera in the DasJati (lives of the Buddha) sequence, premieres in Bangkok.
2013Somtow conducts Thailand premiere of The Flying Dutchman.
2013The Silent Prince is re-run to extremely favorable reviews.
Suriyothai, a ballet opera, plays nine performances in Bangkok, and is the most widely attended classical music event in the city’s history.
2013Somtow conducts the Thai premiere of Mahler’s Eighth Symphony in the Thai Cultural Center.
2013Sinfonietta also tours California with performances in Disney Hall, San Diego and Irvine.
2013MUSIC: Sinfonietta on tour in Berlin, Munich and Dresden, where they perform Symphony No. 1 by Mahler (with interpolated Blumine) to a positive reception from excited audience.
2013LITERATURE: His short story collection, “Bible Stories for Secular Humanists”, nominated for Bram Stoker Award.
2011MUSIC EDUCATION: Siam Sinfonietta wins first prize in Summa Cum Laude competition, Musikverein, Vienna; performs in Munich, Frankfurt, Czech Republic and Slovakia
2011MUSIC: conducts Thai premiere of Mahler’s Sixth Symphony
2011Conducts Thai premiere of Mahler’s First Symphony incorporation Blumine Conducts Thai premiere of Brucker’s Ninth Symphony
Thai premiere of The Silent Prince at Thailand Cultural Center. Conducts and directs Thai premiere of Otello, reinterpretating the story to a setting in the Straits of Malacca, a Buddhist kingdom which was just beginning to have contact with the Islamic world.
2010MUSIC EDUCATION: initiates new relationship with Irvine Young Concert Artists in California for cooperation between U.S. young musicians and Siam Sinfonetta.
Siam Sinfonietta embarks on recording project of Haydn’s complete London Symphonies
2010MUSIC: conducts Tosca and Bartok’s Bluebeard’s Castle for Opera Siam
2010conducts Thai premiere of Mahler’s Seventh Symphony
2009MUSIC: finally completes composition of Requiem.
at Thailand premiere of Mahler’s Ninth Symphony,
is presented with a baton originally
used by Leonard Bernstein to conduct the work in
San Francisco in 1989. at Beijing Opera Summit,
signs cooperation deal with 18 of the world’s leading opera
2009conducts Thai premiere of Mahler’s Third Symphony
2009puts on Third World Opera Week, including productions of Holst’s Savitri, Bizet’s Carmen.
Presides over International Choir Festival in Pattaya.
2009MUSIC EDUCATION: creates new youth orchestra, the Siam Sinfonietta creates Bach to the Future — science through music project.
2009OPERAS: His fourth opera, The Silent Prince, receives its premiere in Houston, conducted by Viswa Subbaraman.
2009MEDIA: his show CLASSICAL THAILAND debuts on ASEAN-TV, available internationally
2009His shows SOMTOW’S WORLD OF MUSIC and SOMTOW’S THEATRE OF HORROR move to Channel 71 on True Visions
2008MUSIC: conducts Nabucco in Czech Republic and serves as judge at the International Choir Festivals in
Olomouc and Bratislava.
2008conducts Asian premiere of Thaïs at the Bangkok Opera as well as new production of La Boheme; inaugurates
World Opera Week with cooperation between
Japanese and Thai communities in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, commemorating 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
2007อำนวยดนตรีมหาอุปรากรเรื่อง The Rape of Lucretia
2007LITERATURE: Publishes 50th Book, “Opus 50”.
2007MUSIC: begins work on a choral magnum opus, the Requiem pro matre musicae, in memory of HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana. The work will take two years to complete. Pie Jesu, an excerpt, performed for HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindorn
and on Thai PBS.