14 November | 13:10 - 14:00
Thai-British pianist Prach Boondiskulchok is much in demand as a versatile and a distinctive pianist, fortepianist and composer. Having studied piano and composition at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama as a Scholar of Princess Galyani Vadhana, he was selected as a Park Lane Group Young Musician in three consecutive years, 2011-2013, which led to a featured solo recital of Magnus Lindberg piano works, introduced by the composer.
Prach’s busy performing schedule has taken him to many prestigious venues and festivals including Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Thailand Cultural Centre (Thailand), IMS Open Chamber Music (Prussia Cove, UK), Viana Festival (Portugal), Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Birdfoot Festival (New Orleans, USA). His recent compositions include Night Suite (2014) for Piano Trio, widely performed by the Linos Piano Trio, and the chamber song cycle, Goose Daughter commissioned by the Birdfoot Festival in 2016, which have seen premieres in New Orleans, New York, and London in 2016-17.
His youthful performance of Bach Sinfonias at the Royal Festival Hall was highly praised by the Independent as an “ecstatic rendition [which] would have been a high point in any programme”. More recently Prach has received critical acclaim in The Strad, The Times and The Times-Picayune.
Visit Prach’s website here.