handsome Thai pianist returns to Manila


Poom Prommachart 2015

Thai pianist returns to Manila

WINNER of the Sussex International Piano Competition and a recent Shigeru Kawai’s Artist Poom Prommachart returns to Manila for a solo recital on December 2, 2015 at the Cultural Center of the Philippines’ Little Theater at 7:30 P.M.

Prommachart will perform Medtner’s Improvisations, op. 47 no. 2, Chopin’s Scherzo no. 2 in B-flat minor, op. 31 and Etudes, op. 25.

Poom began studying piano with Peerapong Surawan in Bangkok and at age of 15, he received the FTCL Diploma from Trinity College of Music, London. He later moved to continue his study at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore in 2006 and was granted a full scholarship by H.R.H. Princess Galyani Vadhana.

He went to the Royal College of Music (RCM), London in 2007 where he graduated his Bachelor of Music (Honours) with Hopkinson Gold Medal in 2011, the Master of Performance (Distinction) in 2013 and the International Artist Diploma in Performance under the world’s renowned Russian pianist, Dina Parakhina. Among his piano teachers were Yonty Solomon, Ian Jones and Rolf-Dieter Arens.

In 2014, he was awarded the most prestigious Tagore Gold Medal for his outstanding contribution to the Royal College of Music, which was presented to him by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall in London.

Poom’s performing career was launched when he won First Prize in the Fifth Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in 2010. In 2011, he made a victory in his homeland by winning the Second Thailand International Piano Competition in which he received tremendous attention. The biggest success came in 2013 when he won First Prize in the Second Sussex International Piano Competition where he performed Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Worthing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Maestro John Gibbons in the Final Round.

Poom’s complete control and fantastic virtuosity place his in a class of his own. He also has recently released a debut solo CD for Champs Hill Records in the U.K., and he is in great demand as a performer all over Europe and Asia. His repertoire includes over 30 concertos, among the distinguished orchestras with whom he has performed very recently are the London Musician Symphony Orchestra, Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra, Eailing Symphony Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Serbia and Worthing Symphony Orchestra.

After moving back to Thailand in 2015, Poom combines teaching with a busy performing career, touring as a soloist and collaborating with outstanding instrumentalists, conductors, and giving masterclasses and adjudicating in many international competitions. He has given recitals as well as TV and radio broadcasts in Europe and Asia. Recently, he has been appointed the first Shigeru Kawai’s Artist from Thailand and the Piano chief of Kawai Music School, Thailand.

Poom performed in Manila as guest soloist in the season concert of the Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra in April 2011.

For inquires and tickets, please call the CCP Box Office at 832-3704.

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