Award-winning pianist Nicha Stapanukul performs as soloist and chamber musician across the world, including Thailand, Taiwan, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Since the age of 11, she has won prestigious awards in Thailand and abroad, including first prizes of the Kasetsart University’s Haydn and Mendelssohn Piano Concerto Competition, the Conrad Young Musicians of Thailand Competition, receiving the Royal Trophy of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, and several Music Teachers National Association competitions.
In 2011, Nicha debuted at Princess Alexandra Hall in London and as a soloist with the Bangkok Charity Orchestra in Bangkok. Nicha has played in various master classes with prominent artists, including Martino Tirimo, Peter Takács, Ronan O’Hora, Julian Martin, Andre Laplante, and Hamish Milne among others. She received a full tuition scholarship to the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University at the age of 16, where she earned her Bachelor of Music under the tutelage of Yong Hi Moon.
As a recipient of the Heartwell Endowed Keyboard Scholarship, Nicha is currently earning a Master of Music degree at the USC Thornton School of Music studying with Norman Krieger. Besides being a performing artist, Nicha is also a devoted teacher, passionate in passing down her knowledge to others.