Chinnawat Themkumkwun is a classical guitarist from Thailand, recognized internationally for his passionate and inspired performances on stages throughout the world. Winner of over seventy international competitions, including top prizes at the Taiwan International Guitar Competition and the Hannabach International Guitar Competition 2022 in Augsburg, Germany, Themkumkwun is proud of his most recent accomplishment - First Prize at the Boston International Guitar Competition 2022 in Massachusetts, USA.
Drawn to the instrument from a young age Chinnawat attended the guitar program at the College of Music, Mahidol University in his native Thailand, where he studied with Nalin Komentrakarn, Dr. Paul Cesarczyk and Dr. Rattanai Bampenyou. At the preparatory college level, Chinnawat was awarded the Excellent Student Award with the highest GPA in his class and attained a Bachelor's degree with First-class honors. In 2017 he was awarded the ASEAUninet scholarship (Ernst Mach grant) to complete his studies and graduated with a Master's degree and Postgraduate diploma from the prestigious Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria, under the supervision of Prof. Marco Tamayo and Prof. Eliot Fisk.
Noted especially for his unique and imaginative playing style Chinnawat thrives equally as a soloist and collaborative musician. He has appeared as soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra playing concertos by Rodrigo and Ponce. Since then, Chinnawat has had a successful performing career with concerts in North America, Europe and Asia. He is also an in-demand instructor with his own studio that combines traditional teaching methods with online courses, preparing many raising guitar talents for auditions and competitions.
Chinnawat Themkumkwun is the official Hannabach Artist since 2022.