Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra
Mr.Kasem Thipayametrakul is one of the most versatile and sought after percussionists in Thailand.
He is known as father of drumline of Thailand. Kasem was studied percussion at Wat Suthiwararam school. He continues study percussion and keyboard percussion with Prof.Makato Fukuda, Mr.Nattawat (Sunthorn) Yodsrithong, Mr.Brian Johnson, Prof.Jeff Moore and Prof.Mark Ford. Kasem marched with Madison Scouts Drum & Bugle Corps in 1999-2000 (Front Line) as well as participated and achieve high rank in Solo Marimba and Ensemble for DCI (I&E) and PASIC. When returned from USA, Kasem served as a Percussion Caption Head and Percussion Arranger for Siamyth Drum & Bugle Corps from 2006-2010. Kasem has recorded Marimba solo with Guitar in music name “Songwad”, composed by Sakchai Lekwongsderm, in the Album “Yawaraj” in year 2010. Also in 2015 He has Solo Marimba Concerto with Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra in new piece “Marimba Concerto Mahamongkol by Kitti Kuremanee, as well.
Kasem was and still teach in several leading university such as Kasetsart, Rangsit, Assumption University as well as many school in Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Japan and USA. Moreover, he has condensed his teaching experience into educational literature exercise book “Drumline Exercises 2004-2008 Vol.1” and The Encyclopedia book “The Encyclopedia of The Rudiments”.
Presently, he is Director of Bangkok Society Drumline and served as Principal Percussionist of Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Keyboard Leader of Fanatic Percussion. Kasem also was invited to become member of WMC (The World Music Contest) Judge Panel. Kasem is the official endorser of Majestic Mallets, Pearl Drum, Zildjian Cymbal, Evans Drumhead, Vic Firth mallet & drumstick and Vic Firth International Education Team, Percussion Designer and Artist for Percussion House as well.
• Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University (Bangkok), Master’s degree, Music Management.
• Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok), Bachelor, Faculty of Applied Arts(Music Performer)
• Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps (USA) Pit/Front Line. (1998-2000)
• Suthiwararam High School (Bangkok) (1992-1996)