The path to being a classical pianist for Thai-born Tipwatoo (Pin) Aramwittaya was unusual; her fascination with the science led to her undergraduate studies in biomedical science, before she decided to take her piano performance to the next level.
Her debut recital in Bangkok in 2014 was a huge success, which was followed by her obtaining an FTCL diploma and winning third prize from the Osaka International Music Competition. She was selected to be part of the third Rebecca Penneys’ Piano Festival in Tampa, Florida. There she had the opportunity to work with numerous leading pianists including Ms. Rebecca Penneys herself, Christopher Harding, Roberta Rust, and several others. She had also played in masterclasses for Artas Balakauskas, Martin Widmaier, and Tannis Gibson. At the Royal College of Music, she has been selected to perform in several concerts including the 150 years Bach-Busoni concert, Keyboard Music Festival, which was streamed live on the internet, and several Rush hour and Lunchtime concerts. Pin had taken the initiative last year when His Majesty the King of Thailand passed away to put together a full-house remembrance concert, playing H.M. the King’s compositions.
Having a science background, the MSc in Performance Science course at the Royal College of Music was an exciting opportunity for Pin to explore the science behind musical performance, shedding light on the different aspects of what it means to be and what is involved in being a performer.
Currently, she holds two master’s degrees - MSc in Performance Science and MPerf in piano performance from the prestigious Royal College of Music. During her studies in London, she worked closely under the supervision of Professor Gordon Fergus-Thompson. As a chamber musician, she enjoys working with string players and had received coaching from renowned teachers such as Richard Lester and Geoffrey Govier. Captivated by the charming sound world of period instruments, she receives regular guidance on the harpsichord and fortepiano from Jane Chapman and Geoffrey Govier, respectively. Alongside Baroque repertoire, she also enjoys exploring contemporary repertoire. She is the pianist in the trio Bun-leng, a saxophone-piano trio that explores classical and contemporary saxophone repertoire.