“The sound, when birthed from the Steinway, weaves poetry around the notes and caresses the poignancy of the indelible beauty.”
Hailed by La Libre Belgique as “an inspired and visionary poet,” San won Third Prize at the prestigious Geneva International Music Competition in 2018. San is the first recipient of the Paderewski Prize, jointly awarded by the Paderewski Foundation in Morges, the Geneva Competition and the Paderewski Piano Competition Bydgoszcz in Poland, to a pianist whose playing is particularly expressive in romantic tradition.
San distinguished himself at the Maria Canals International Music Competition in Barcelona,receiving the Jury’s unanimous medal “Unanimitat Medalla,” and was a semi-finalist at the esteemed Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels where his performance of Mozart’s Piano Concerto was applauded by Crescendo Magazine as “an unpredictable,touching pianist.” San is the first Thai pianist at the International Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw.
San’s concerto performance with Orchestre de la Suisse Romande at Victoria Hall in Switzerland has been issued into a disc under Concour de Genève label in partnership with Montres Breguet.Other concerto performances were with Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Orchestre Symphonique de l’AMAmusique, Oberlin Orchestra, Royal Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. His performances have been broadcasted by La Radio Télévision Suisse in Switzerland, RTBF channels in Belgium and Cleveland Ovations of WCLV radio in the United States.
San was awarded the John Elvin Piano Prize while pursuing his studies at Oberlin Conservatory, under the guidance of Monique Duphil and Yury Shadrin. He earned his graduate degrees at the Juilliard School and Yale University. At Juilliard, San studied with Hung-Kuan Chen and Jerome Lowenthal. San graduated from Yale as a George W. Miles fellow where he continued his studies with Hung-Kuan Chen and chamber music with David Shifrin.