Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music (PGVIM), Thailand, is a new conservatory of music with a contemporary approach to classical music. Initiated in 2007 as a royal project celebrating the occasion of the 84th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Galyani Vadhana Krom Luang Naradhiwas Rajanagarindra. The Princess has graciously gave her name to the new endeavour, following her royal vision to educate new audiences as well as developing an international standard for Thai musicians, through creating platforms for students, musicians, professionals and general audiences to exchange their musical experiences, make dialogues and share their love of music together. The Institute’s goal is to be a leading international conservatory of music. We aim to develop young talents, whom with our specialised curriculum, learn the skill of music making while developing their understanding of music as a tool for the advancement of man and harmony of society. From 2014 the Institute will recruit 30 qualified students per year, alongside many activities promoting the understanding of classical music, within the contemporary context of South East Asia.