Chinnawat Themkumkwun

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Chinnawat Themkumkwun was born on July 3, 1994 in Bangkok, Thailand. He started playing the classical guitar when he
was fifth-teen years old. In 2010 he was admitted to the Young Artist Music Program at College of Music, Mahidol University and studied
classical guitar with Nalin Komentrakarn. He was awarded scholarships of classical guitar department and from 1st Gold Medal Prize of
SET Youth Music Competition. He graduated in Young Artist Music Program with Excellent Student Award with highest GPA. In 2013 he
continue his undergraduate and studied classical guitar with Dr. Paul Cesarczyk and Dr. Rattanai Bampenyou. He graduated in
Bachelor of Music (Classical Music Performance) with 1st class honors.
He has won over 30 prizes of music competitions such as :
Year 2009
-3rd prize of The Classical Guitar Idol Guitar Competition
-Semi-Finalist of 13th Settrade Youth Music Competition (Junior High School Category)
Year 2010
-Silver prize of Yamaha Acoustic Competition (Classical & Non-Classical Categories)
-3rd prize of Thailand International Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior Category)
Year 2011
-1st prizes of Pattaya Classical Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior & Open Categories)
-1st prizes of Hua-Hin Classical Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior & Open & Ensemble Categories)
-2nd prize of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior Category)
-Semi-Finalist of Conrad Young Musician Competition
Year 2012
-1st Gold Medal prize of 15th Settrade Youth Music Competition (High School Category)
-2nd prize of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Junior Category)
-3rd prize of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
-4th prize of Thailand Local Guitar Competition
Year 2013
-1st prize of Thailand International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
-2nd prize of Thailand Local Guitar Competition
-Best Thai player of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
-Finalist of Mahidol University Concerto Competition (College Category)
Year 2014
-1st prize of Thailand Guitar Society (TGS) Guitar Competition (Open Category)
-1st prize of Asia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
-2nd prize of Jakarta International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
-Gold Medal prize of Trinity Guitar Open Stage (Open Category)
-Semi-Finalist of 17th Settrade Youth Music Competition (College Category)
Year 2015
-1st Gold Medal prize of SET Youth Music Competition (College Category)
-1st prize of Tarrega Malaysia International Guitar Festival & Competition (Open Category)
-1st Gold Medal prize of Sangsom Road to Carnegie Hall Music Competition
-1st prize of Thailand Guitar Society (TGS) Guitar Duo Competition
-2nd & Special prize of Jakarta ASEAN Guitar Festival & Competition
Year 2016
-1st prize of Taiwan International Guitar Festival & Competition
-2nd prize of Singapore International Guitar Festival & Competition
-1st & 3rd prizes of Classical Guitar Alliance (CGA) Ensemble Competition
-3rd runner-up Gold Medal prize of 19th SET Youth Music Competition 2016 (College category)
-4th prize of Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium & Competition
-Silver Medal prize of 18th SET Youth Music Competition (College Category)
-Award for Outstanding Thai Musician of Chiangmai Ginastera International Music Festival & Competition
Year 2017
-4th prize of Tokyo J.S. Bach International Guitar Competition in Japan (Open International Competition)
-2nd prize of Altamira Hong Kong International Guitar Symposium & Competition (Open International Competition)
-3rd prize of Sanremo International Guitar Festival & Competition 2017 in Italy (Open International Competition)
Year 2018
-3rd prize of European International Guitar Concerto Competition in Groningen, Netherlands (Open International Competition)
-3rd prize of The International Guitar Competition 2018 “Varie Azioni sul Tema” in Porto San Giorgio, Italy (Open International
Competition)
-Semi finalist of the Koblenz International Guitar Competition “Hubert Käppel” 2018 in Koblenz, Germany
Chinnawat has attended master classes with renowned classical guitarist including David Russell, Shin-ichi Fukuda, Hubert
Käppel, Eduardo Fernandez, Roland Dyens, Prof. Chen Zhi. Judicael Perroy, Aniello Desiderio, Marco Tamayo, Marcin Dylla,
Monenegin Guitar Duo, Francisco Bernier, Dr. Angelo Favis, Dr. Robert Trent, Harris Becker, Kyuhee Park, Tomonori Arai, Sachiko
Miyashita, Ekachai Jearakul and many others. He has given a solo concert in many countries including USA, Austria, China, South
Korea, Malaysia, Vietnam, Myanmar and Thailand. He is the soloist of Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra of 11th and 12th seasons in
2016-2017
Chinnawat have been awarded the ASEA-Uninet scholarships (Ernst Mach grant) to study classical guitar at the Mozarteum
University Salzburg, Austria with Prof. Marco Tamayo in October 2017. In addition, He still have international guitar competition as the
“representative of Thailand” and concert as the “Artist”

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