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Dr. Poom Prommachart

Steinway Artist, Dr. Poom Prommachart is born in Thailand and now residing in Malaysia. Besides being an international pianist,  Dr. Poom is currently an Assistant Professor at the University College of Fairview in Malaysia, the Artistic Director of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition in Thailand and and an Elite Fellow of University Malaya’s Music Faculty.

Just recently in May 2023, he was awarded the Best Solo Performance Instrumental - Music by the BOH Cameronian 18th Arts Awards. An honour for a Thai pianist to win this in Malaysia. In 2022, Dr. Prommachart received the ‘Rector’s List of Honour for the Most Exceptional Graduates’ from the University of Montreal’s Doctor of Music programme, where he studied under Prof. Dang Thai Son and Prof. Jean Saulnier. He received his Bachelor of Music degree, Master of Music degree, and Artist Diploma at the Royal College of Music in London (RCM) in 2014 on a full scholarship sponsored by H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana of Thailand and the RCM, under Prof. Yonty Solomon, Prof. Ian Jones, and later with Prof. Dina Parakhina. He obtained the most coveted Tagore Gold Medal during his time in London, which was handed to him by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, upon graduation. He also studied with Prof. Vladimir Tropp at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia.

The lyrical passion and virtuosity of Dr. Prommachart’s performances are highly regarded. After his performance of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2 in G Minor with the London Musician Symphony Orchestra in 2010, he was applauded by critics who referred to him as “a youthful Ashkenazy” in Seen and Heard UK Concert Review. Furthermore, the Singaporean newspaper The Straits Times praised his performance, writing, “Still in his late twenties, Poom Prommachart is Thailand’s most accomplished and awarded pianist.”

Dr. Prommachart’s first solo debut CD, comprising compositions by Medtner, Liszt, and Rachmaninoff, was released in April 2015 by Champs Hill Records in the United Kingdom. In Europe, America, and Asia, this premiere got rave reviews. He has also recorded with Steinway Spirio in New York, as well as the Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor with Maestro Jean- Francois Rivest and the Orchestre de l’Universite de Montreal.

Dr. Prommachart’s international performing career began in 2010, when he won the gold medal in Serbia’s Fifth Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition. In addition, he won the First Prize in the Thailand International Piano Competition in 2011, and extended his success in 2013 by earning the First Prize in the Sussex International Piano Competition. The notable orchestras he has recently worked with include Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra, London Musician Symphony Orchestra, Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania, National Symphony Orchestra of Serbia, Worthing Symphony Orchestra, Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra, and Philippine Philharmonic Orchestra. His recent major concert engagements included piano recitals at Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, Belgrade Kolarac Hall in Serbia, Seoul Arts Center in Seoul and Busan, South Korea, Esplanade Hall in Singapore, South Bank and Royal Albert Hall in the U.K., Music Festival Perugia in Italy and Suntory Hall in Japan. In 2020, Dr. Prommachart won first the grand prize at the Orford Music Award, Canada. RCM, under Prof. Yonty Solomon, Prof. Ian Jones, and later with Prof. Dina Parakhina. He obtained the most coveted Tagore Gold Medal during his time in London, which was handed to him by His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, upon graduation. He also studied with Prof. Vladimir Tropp at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia.


In his recent performance of Chopin’s 24 Preludes in Singapore’s Victoria Concert Hall in January 2023, Dr Chang Tou Liang reviewed Dr Poom’s performance as…

  • “Never has a work by Chopin displayed more heterogeneity in mood, harmonies, texture and tempi, yet held so well with some kind of spiritual, spatial and temporal glue”. 

  • "Chopin only performed selections or small groups of Preludes, and never all 24 at one sitting. It was Poom’s singular vision that made this long sequence work."

  • "No performance of the Chopin Preludes has captivated this listener as much as this since the late-lamented Fou Tsong’s in the same hall in 1993, some thirty years ago."

Professional Positions

  • Assistant Professor of University College Fairview, Malaysia, Malaysia (2022-present)

  • Kaimirra Tutan’s Brand Ambassador Jewellery / Gems Ammolite of Canada (2022-present)

  • Distinguished Member of Faculty, University College Fairview, Malaysia (2021-2022)

  • Lead Internal Quality Assurance, University College Fairview, Malaysia (2021-present)

  • University of Montreal, Graduate Teaching Assistant (2019-2021)

  • Artistic Director, Steinway Thailand Youth Piano Competition, Bangkok, Thailand. (2020 – present)

  • President, World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA), Thailand (2020-present)

  • Co-Artistic Director, Piano Island Festival (2020- present)

  • Artistic Coordinator, Inaugural Harmonium Online Plus International Music Competition, Yerevan, Armenia. (2020)


  • Doctor of Music Performance, University of Montreal, Montreal, Canada

  • Artist Diploma, Royal College of Music, London UK

  • Internship, Moscow Conservatory of Music, Russia

  • Master in Piano Performance, Royal College of Music, London, UK

  • Bachelor of Music Honours, Royal College of Music, London, UK

Awards and Honors

  • Best Solo Performance Instrumental - Music by the BOH Cameronian 18th Arts Awards, Malaysia (2023)

  • Rector’s List of Honor for the Most Outstanding Graduate of the University of Montreal (2022)

  • First Prize, Orford Music Award, Quebec, Canada (2020)

  • First Prize and Special Récital Prize Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Concours de Concerto de l’Orchestre de l’Université de Montréal, Montréal, Canada, (2020)

  • University of Montreal’s Excellence en piano award (2020)

  • University of Montreal’s Andre Dubois Award for pianist (2019)

  • Semifinalist, Sydney International Piano Competition, Australia (2016)  

  • Tagore Gold Medal, London, UK (2014)

  • First Prize, Sussex International Piano Competition, Sussex, UK (2013)

  • Steinway Artist, Hamburg, Germany (2012)

  • First Prize, Royal College of Music’s Concerto Competition, London, UK (2012)

  • Hopkinson Gold Medal, Royal College of Music’s Chappell Medal Piano Competition. (2011)

  • The Sarah Mundlak Prize for Piano, The Best Fourth Year Graduation Recital, London, UK (2011)

  • First Prize, Thailand International Piano Competition, Bangkok, Thailand (2011)

  • First Prize, Audience Award and Special Prize For Best Chamber Music , Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition, Novi Sad, Serbia (2010)

  • First Prize and Audience Award, UK’s Conservatories, Sheepdrove Piano Competition, Newbury, UK (2009)

  • First Prize, Eastborne Symphony Orchestra’s Young Soloist Competition, Eastbourne, UK, (2009)

  • Second Prize, Joan Chissell Schumann Piano Competition, London, UK (2009)

  • Second Prize and the special for best Liszt performance, International Chopin Piano Competition, Budapest, Hungary (2008)

Teaching Experience

  • Eugene On Classics International Online Academy, Korea, Piano Faculty (2020-present)

  • Chamber Music and for Violin Amateurs by the Professionals, University College Fairview, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2022)

  • Piano Masterclass, Bring Out The Musician In You, University College Fairview, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2022)

  • Finger & Mart Global Teachers’ Meet #55, Piano Teaching Transformative Powers, Singapore (2022)

  • The Art of Sonority: Your Piano Performance Just Got Better, University College Fairview, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2021)

  • Steinway & Son Indonesia’s Webinar, Successful Preparation for Virtual Piano Competition (2021)

  • Vivo Music, Indonesia’s Webinar, Successful Preparation on Virtual Competitions and Performing Arts in the 21st Century (2021)

  • Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Masterclass, Bangkok (2020)

  • Perugia International Piano Festival, Perugia, Italy, Masterclasses (2020)

  • Piano Island Festival, Singapore, Masterclasses and private lessons (2019)

  • Ho Chi Minh Conservatory of Music, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Masterclasses (2019)

  • Music Society of Myanmar Festival and Competition, Yangon, Myanmar, Masterclasses (2019)

  • Steinway Gallery Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada (2019)

  • Thai PBS Radio, Guess Speaker on The Topic of  “Russian Piano School”, Bangkok (2019)

  • Steinway Gallery Singapore, Masterclass (2018)

  • Putra University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (2018)

  • Kawai Music School, Bangkok, Thailand (2017)

  • Bangkok International Piano Festival, Masterclasses (2016-2017)

  • Santo Thomas University, Manila, Philippine, Masterclasses (2016)

  • Conference, ABRSM Intensive Coaching for Piano Competition, Bangkok, Thailand (2016)

  • Kasetsart University, Bangkok, Thailand, Masterclasses (2016)

  • Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Masterclasses (2016)

  • Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand, Masterclasses (2015)

  • Stroud Music Festival, Stroud, UK, Masterclass (2015)

  • Navamindradhiraj University, Piano Faculty, Bangkok (2015-2016)

  • Mahidol University, College of Music, Bangkok, Replaced Prof. Rolf-Dieter Arens (2015)


  • 2022 VII Paderewski International Piano Competition, USA

  • 2021 Fairview National Piano Competition (Head of Jury)

  • 2021 Ars Nova International Music Competition, Singapore

  • 2021 International Chopin Piano Competition Hartford, USA

  • 2021 Sugree Charoensook International Music Competition, Thailand

  • 2021 Quatre Youth Piano Competition, Indonesia

  • 2020 WPTA Finland International Piano Competition, Finland

  • 2020 St. Petersburg International Piano Competition, Russia

  • 2019 Music Society of Myanmar Festival and Competition, Yangon, Myanmar

  • 2019 Singapore Piano Island Competition, Singapore

  • 2016, 2017, 2019 ASEAN-Kawai Youth Piano Competition, Thailand

  • 2015 MCGP piano competition, Bangkok, Thailand

  • 2015 Sussex International Piano Competition, UK

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