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Nitchan Pitayathorn

Born and raised in Thailand, Nitchan began studying saxophone at the age of eight with Mr. Promwut Sudtakoo at ""Music Campus for General Public""(MCGP) Seacon Square, Bangkok Thailand.

In 2014, Nitchan went to the Pre-college Program of the College of Music at Mahidol University to pursue his deep desire on classical saxophone with Mr. Wisuwat Pruksavanich and Prof. Shyen Lee. In the same year, Nitchan also got a merit scholarship from the college.

Nitchan traveled to attend and perform at various national & international musical events, and camps such as the “17th World Saxophone Congress” in Strasbourg France,“Singapore Saxophone Symposium” 2015, 2016 at the Art Institute of Singapore, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, the ""7th Thailand International Soloist Saxophone Summer Camp 2016 ""Elite Project"", "" the ""Hong Kong International Saxophone Symposium 2016"", the ""Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy 2016"", ""2016 Asian Saxophone Congress"", the “5th Jean-Marie Londeix International Saxophone Competition”, & the “ 13th Thailand International Composition Festival (TICF) 2017”.

Nitchan has taken masterclasses and coachings with numerous distinguished world-class saxophonists such as Jean-Marie Londiex,
Dr. William Street, Dr. Chen- Kwan Lin , Claude Delange, Dr. Kenneth Tse, Jean- Michel Goury, Philippe Geiss, Alain Crepin, Dr. Stephen Page, Lars Mlekusch, Kyle Horch, Rodrigo Vila Pieter Pellens, Asagi Ito, Dr. Phil Pierick, Joshua Hyde, Gaetan Bigarre, Vince Gnojek, Andy Scott, Russell Peterson, ensemble coaching by Masahiro Maeda, and he also attended several lectures by Dr. David Nabb.

Nitchan was awarded by many national and international competitions such as the winner of the ""18th SET Youth Musician Competition” (High school category), finalist of the "" 17th Osaka International Music Competition "" ( Section I, age H ), Semi-finalist of the ""2016 Asian Saxophone Competition"", the winner of the "" 2017 YAMP Concerto Competition"", & was selected and given the ""Yamaha Music Foundation Scholarship 2017"", the finalist of the “18th Osaka International Music Competition”(Section I), the scholarship winner for the “Best Performance (Group) in section II” of the “18th Osaka International Music Competition”, and the qualifier of the “2nd Chaingmai Ginestera International Music Competition”, First Place and Judges' Distinction Award (Plaque Trophy) Winner of the American Protégé International Woodwinds and Brass Competition 2017, the First prize winner of the GCC’s “The Music of Centuries” (18th, 20th century)” .

Through out his successful years, Nitchan has premiered several new works by young esteemed Thai composers including Attakorn Sookjaeng, Viskamol Chaiwanichsiri, Thanakarn Schofield, Patiparn Jaikampan, and Waris Sukontapatipark.

As a soloist, Nitchan had his solo debut with the Mahidol Symphonic Band at the age of 16, the Mahidol Symphonic Band, YAMP Symphonic Band, the Mahidol Saxophone Ensemble, and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra (season XII) following respectively.

Being one of the founding members of emerging groups of ensembles ""Mahidol Saxophone Trio"" sponsored by ""Yamaha Music Thailand"", they advanced and qualified as finalists with the position of "" Scholarship for the Best Performance (Group) in Section II "" from the 17th Osaka International Music Competition. In 2016, Mahidol Saxophone Trio performed a recital and commissioned a piece by Attakorn Sookjaeng at the ""2016 Asian Saxophone Congress"".

Among with the ZofoRt Saxophone Quartet, they had competed and was awarded in many national and international competitions such as, the scholarship winner for the “Best Performance (Group) in section II” from the “18th Osaka International Music Competition”, and the qualifier of the “2nd Chaingmai Ginestera International Music Competition.

Nitchan was the of principal saxophone of the Mahidol Symphonic Band, and the YAMP Symphonic Band from 2015-2017, and currently he is a “Music Talent” scholarship student at the College of Music, Mahidol University.

Nitchan is presently using Yamaha saxophones.

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