Orchestral Festival

British International School Phuket hosted 95 visiting musical students and teachers from the following FOBISIA schools: Discovery Bay International School, Hong Kong; Tanglin Trust School, Singapore; Alice Smith School, K.L; British School of Kuala Lumpur; British International School HCMC Vietnam; British School of Beijing Shunyi; Taipei European School, Taiwan; and British School Jakarta in November 2015. The students and teachers worked with Jonathan Mann, a freelance UK-trained professional conductor based in Bangkok on a programme, which featured movements from Mozart’s Symphony No.40 and Bizet’s L’Arlesienne suites. Jonathan developed a wonderful rapport with the students leaving the teachers in awe of his ability to draw the most musical performance from the orchestral.

It was not all work and no play - we all enjoyed a trip to a Thai cultural show at Siam Niramit, some sporting activities, a disco and a pizza party.

The festival culminated in a concert in the school auditorium performed to a full house with the event successfully live-streamed around the globe. In a weekend when the world news was so terrible it was wonderful to see and hear students working together in harmony.

By: Paulette Wilkinson pwilkinson@bisphuket.ac.th

Head of Performing Arts

British International School Phuket


The British International School Phuket (BISP) is delighted to be hosting the next FOBISIA  Orchestral Festival from 13th -­ 15th November 2015.

Eighty-three students from 9 FOBISIA schools have confirmed their participation. We will be conducted by Jonathan Mann with the help of the FOBISIA music teachers.

Please note the minimum grade to join the Festival is Grade 5 ABRSM standard.  

The schedule for the festival can be seen here.

For more information, please contact: Paulette Wilkinson pwilkinson@bisphuket.ac.th


The Federation of British International Schools in Asia. (FOBISIA)
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Bangkok, Thailand 10260   Phone: +66 82 574 1110
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