POOM PROMMACHART, Steinway Artist, recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Performance (Distinction) from the Royal College of Music (RCM), London which received an exceptionally high distinction for both solo piano and chamber music. He was awarded the most prestigious Tagore Gold Medal for his excellent academic records, an outstanding career and a great contribution to RCM, which will be presented to him by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in May 2014. He also received his Bachelor of Music with Honours and Hopkinson Gold Medal from RCM in 2011.

Poom was a student of Peerapong Surawan in Bangkok, later on of Rena Phua and Boris Kraljevic at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. He attained the FTCL Diploma from Trinity College at the age of 15. Then, he was granted a full scholarship by H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana which enabled him to continue his studies in Singapore and London respectively. He was also granted a partial scholarship by the Royal College of Music where he was the last student of legendary pianist, Yonty Solomon, until his death in 2008. After that, Poom became a student of Professor Ian Jones. The scholarship had been continued and supervised by the kindness support of Thanpuying Tasna-Valaya Sorasongkram for his higher studies in London until his recent graduation in July 2013. He is currently a student of the renowned Russian pianist and teacher, Professor Dina Parakhina and will be completing the prestigious Artist Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music in July 2014.

Most recently, Poom was awarded First Prize in The Second Sussex International Piano Competition 2013, UK where he performed Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Worthing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Gibbons with great acclaim. The Argus wrote: "Poom Prommachart of Thailand performed Rachmaninov’s third concerto in D-Dur. Choosing a well-known concerto can be a disadvantage as audiences make comparisons, but Poom’s interpretation was distinctive and individual while still measuring up to more famous predecessors". He appeared at The Fifth Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia where he won First Prize and two Special Prizes, Piano Quintet Award and Audience Award. At the final concert, in co-operation with the Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Radu Popa. After his success in Serbia which marked his international career, Poom’s concert engagements have included many solo recitals and also worked with many leading Orchestras throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. He has already developed an international reputation as an outstanding performer of rare expressive depth, and has been acclaimed by critics from Music Web International’s Worldwide Concert Review who called him “a young Ashkenazy” after his performance of Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto in London.

In addition to an absolute victory in Novi Sad, Poom won prizes more than fifteen International and National Competitions: He was the winner of Hopkinson Gold Medal (RCM, London), 1st prize and audiences prize at The UK Intercollegiate Sheepdrove Piano Competition, 1st prize at Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Soloist Competition, Silver Medal in Moray, 1st prize at RCM Concerto Competition for his performance of Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto, John Chisell Schumann Award, Silver Medal and a special prize for the best performance of Liszt at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest and the Sarah Mundlak Memorial Prize for Piano for the best fourth year Graduation recital. In 2011, Poom was the 1st prize winner of The 2nd Thailand International Piano Competition and he played Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gudni A. Emilsson.

Poom has performed in many world-famous concert halls such as Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, South Bank, St John Smith Square, Belgrade Kolarac Hall, and National Theater of Serbia and collaborated with renowned musicians such as Phillip Ellis, James Blair, Olivier Ochanine, Rauf Abullayev, Mikica Jevtic, Dinara Klinton, Sofya Gulyak and Dariusz Mikulski.
After completing the Artist Diploma in Performance from the Royal College of Music in July 2014, Poom will continue his professional concert diplomas both at the École Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot" and Munich. He has recently been appointed as artist in residence at the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music where he will start his teaching career in July 2014.

 

POOM PROMMACHART, Steinway Artist, recently graduated with a Master’s Degree in Performance (Distinction) from the Royal College of Music (RCM), London which received an exceptionally high distinction for both solo piano and chamber music. He was awarded the most prestigious Tagore Gold Medal for his excellent academic records, an outstanding career and a great contribution to RCM, which will be presented to him by H.R.H. The Prince of Wales in May 2014. He also received his Bachelor of Music with Honours and Hopkinson Gold Medal from RCM in 2011.

Poom was a student of Peerapong Surawan in Bangkok, later on of Rena Phua and Boris Kraljevic at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts in Singapore. He attained the FTCL Diploma from Trinity College at the age of 15. Then, he was granted a full scholarship by H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana which enabled him to continue his studies in Singapore and London respectively. He was also granted a partial scholarship by the Royal College of Music where he was the last student of legendary pianist, Yonty Solomon, until his death in 2008. After that, Poom became a student of Professor Ian Jones. The scholarship had been continued and supervised by the kindness support of Thanpuying Tasna-Valaya Sorasongkram for his higher studies in London until his recent graduation in July 2013. He is currently a student of the renowned Russian pianist and teacher, Professor Dina Parakhina and will be completing the prestigious Artist Diploma in Performance at the Royal College of Music in July 2014.

Most recently, Poom was awarded First Prize in The Second Sussex International Piano Competition 2013, UK where he performed Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 with Worthing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Gibbons with great acclaim. The Argus wrote: "Poom Prommachart of Thailand performed Rachmaninov’s third concerto in D-Dur. Choosing a well-known concerto can be a disadvantage as audiences make comparisons, but Poom’s interpretation was distinctive and individual while still measuring up to more famous predecessors". He appeared at The Fifth Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition in Novi Sad, Serbia where he won First Prize and two Special Prizes, Piano Quintet Award and Audience Award. At the final concert, in co-operation with the Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Radu Popa. After his success in Serbia which marked his international career, Poom’s concert engagements have included many solo recitals and also worked with many leading Orchestras throughout Europe and Southeast Asia. He has already developed an international reputation as an outstanding performer of rare expressive depth, and has been acclaimed by critics from Music Web International’s Worldwide Concert Review who called him “a young Ashkenazy” after his performance of Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto in London.

In addition to an absolute victory in Novi Sad, Poom won prizes more than fifteen International and National Competitions: He was the winner of Hopkinson Gold Medal (RCM, London), 1st prize and audiences prize at The UK Intercollegiate Sheepdrove Piano Competition, 1st prize at Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Soloist Competition, Silver Medal in Moray, 1st prize at RCM Concerto Competition for his performance of Prokofiev's Second Piano Concerto, John Chisell Schumann Award, Silver Medal and a special prize for the best performance of Liszt at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Budapest and the Sarah Mundlak Memorial Prize for Piano for the best fourth year Graduation recital. In 2011, Poom was the 1st prize winner of The 2nd Thailand International Piano Competition and he played Beethoven’s Fifth Piano Concerto with Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gudni A. Emilsson.

Poom has performed in many world-famous concert halls such as Cadogan Hall, Royal Albert Hall, South Bank, St John Smith Square, Belgrade Kolarac Hall, and National Theater of Serbia and collaborated with renowned musicians such as Phillip Ellis, James Blair, Olivier Ochanine, Rauf Abullayev, Mikica Jevtic, Dinara Klinton, Sofya Gulyak and Dariusz Mikulski.
After completing the Artist Diploma in Performance from the Royal College of Music in July 2014, Poom will continue his professional concert diplomas both at the École Normale de Musique de Paris "Alfred Cortot" and Munich. He has recently been appointed as artist in residence at the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music where he will start his teaching career in July 2014.

 

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