About the Show
Chopin Sonata No. 2 in B flat Minor, Op. 35
Chopin Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
only on 29 October 2022
8.00pm and do come early
RM35/seat - in support of intellectual advancement for young musicians
Dominus Arts Venue, Grand Hall
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Steinway Artist, Dr. Poom Prommachart was born in Thailand and is now residing in Malaysia. Besides being an international pianist, Dr. Poom is currently an Assistant Professor at the University College of Fairview in Malaysia, an Artistic Director of Steinway Youth Piano Competition, Thailand.
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, Master of Music, 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. He obtained the most coveted Tagore Gold Medal during his time in London, which was handed to him by His Majesty King Charles III, King of the United Kingdom, upon graduation. He also studied 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 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 First Prize in the Thailand International Piano Competition in 2011, and extended his success in 2013 by earning 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.
Dr. Prommachart has commercially released albums in the UK, Australia, and Canada that have garnered rave reviews. Dr. Prommachart won the Grand Prize at the 2020 Orford Music Awards in Canada, and was recently awarded the Arts and Culture Award by Kaimirra Tutan, Canada.