Nicha Stapanukul

Nicha Stapanukul, is a 16 year old scholarship Post-graduate student at Interlochen Arts Academy. She started her basic piano skills at the age of 4 at BMAS Music Institute. Since November 2005, she has been taking lessons with Dr. Indhuon Srikaranonda Balakauskas. Currently, she is under the tutelage of Dr. Thomas Lymenstull. 

Nicha has a very keen interest in classical music and also started taking violin lessons at the age of 6 as a second instrument.

Nicha had participated in many piano competitions both in Thailand and abroad. Since the age of 11, she had won several prizes including the third prize of The First Trinity Guildhall National Youth Piano Competition in 2007, second prize in The VIII Bangkok Chopin Piano Competition in 2008, first prize in The Kasetsart University's Haydn and Mendelssohn Piano Concerto Competition in 2009, winner of The Conrad Young Musicians of Thailand Competition and winner of The MTNA Michigan State Competition in 2010, and second prize of The MTNA Indiana District Competition in 2011.

Furthermore, Nicha had also joined several music camps including the Bangkok Symphony Music School Music Camps and the Kasetsart University Piano Camps. She had participated in various concerts for both piano and violin such as The Asian International Youth Orchestra Concert, The Singapore International Youth Orchestra Concert, piano concerts for charity and numerous formal piano recitals.

Other than musical instruments, Nicha also does a variety of dances including ballet, jazz, and contemporary dances. Also, she is very interested in other forms of art. Nicha is always looking forward to new experiences to develop her musical skills in the future, and is determined to become a successful virtuosic performer.