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PROFILE

Dr. Poom Prommachart

Renowned Steinway Artist, Poom Prommachart, hails from Bangkok, Thailand, and currently calls Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia his home.

Poom is a dedicated full-time lecturer at the Department of Film and Performing Arts, Sunway University, and holds the esteemed position of Elite Fellow at University Malaya’s Music Faculty. Additionally, he serves as the Artistic Director of the Steinway Youth Piano Competition in Thailand and as the Creative Music Director of Tutan Entertainment.

In May 2023, his exceptional talent was recognized with the prestigious Best Solo Performance Instrumental - Music award at the BOH Cameronian 18th Arts Awards. His remarkable journey in music began at the University of Montreal, where he received the esteemed 'Rector’s List of Honour for the Most Exceptional Graduates.'

Poom’s accolades continue with a rich history at the Royal College of Music in London, where he achieved his Bachelor of Music degree, Master of Music degree, and Artist Diploma on a scholarship sponsored by H.R.H Princess Galyani Vadhana of Thailand and the RCM. He was honored with the coveted Tagore Gold Medal, presented to him by King Charles III of the United Kingdom. Further enhancing his musical prowess, Poom pursued studies at the Moscow Conservatory in Russia.

His international acclaim burgeoned in 2010, marked by his gold medal triumph at Serbia’s Fifth Isidor Bajic International Piano Competition. Since then, he has graced prestigious stages worldwide, performing with eminent orchestras including the Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra, London Musician Symphony Orchestra, Timisoara Philharmonic Orchestra of Romania, National Symphony Orchestra of Serbia, Worthing Symphony Orchestra, and Vojvodina Symphony Orchestra. Recently, he shared his talent with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra at Prince Mahidol Hall and Yuen Long Theatre in Hong Kong and the Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra at Japan's Suntory Hall.

Poom's global recitals have resonated in renowned venues such as Rachmaninoff Hall in Moscow, Belgrade Kolarac Hall in Serbia, Seoul Arts Center in South Korea, Esplanade Hall in Singapore, and esteemed locations in the U.K. and Italy. 

In 2020, his exceptional abilities earned him the grand prize at the Orford Music Award in Canada. His journey in music reflects not just talent, but a dedication to excellence that continues to inspire audiences worldwide.

 

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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."

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Professional Positions

  • Lecturer at Sunway University's School of Arts, Malaysia (2023 - present)

  • Creative Music Director of Tutan Entertainment (2023 - present)

  • Assistant Professor of University College Fairview, Malaysia, Malaysia (2022-2023)

  • Kaimirra Tutan’s Brand Ambassador Jewellery / Gems Ammolite of Canada (2022-2023)

  • 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)

Education

  • 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)

Adjudication

  • 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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