Document Type


Date of Degree

Spring 2017

Degree Name

DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts)

Degree In


First Advisor

Nosikova, Ksenia

First Committee Member

Moore, Daniel

Second Committee Member

Huckleberry, Alan

Third Committee Member

Gompper, David

Fourth Committee Member

Stanton, Zachary


The final product of this project is a high-quality recording of solo piano works by three living Thai composers; Nat Yontararak, Atibhop Pataradetpisan and Siraseth Pantura-umporn. It also includes two Yontararak’s arrangements of songs by King of Thailand, Bhumibol Adulyadej. This recording consists entirely of solo piano works written and arranged by contemporary Thai composers. As a Thai-born pianist, I believe it is my privilege to promote Thai classical music.

All pieces selected for this project demonstrate distinctively Thai characteristics, as well as pianistic techniques that are engaging to both the audiences and performers.

The recording features Piano Sonata No. 3 “Siam Sonata” by Nat Yontararak, “Duality” by Atibhop Pataradetpisan, “Bells” by Siraseth Pantura-umporn, “Still on My Mind” and “Love in Spring” by H.M. King Bhumibol, arranged by Nat Yontararak.

This recording project aims to archive three generations of composers living in present-day Thailand whose works fit exceptionally well for the solo piano. It is a part of my continuing efforts to open doors to future collaborations. As a Thai pianist, I am excited to be able to help foster a national identity through piano music.


22 pages



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