Usa Napawan (piano) is a Thai concert pianist who started her formal piano education at the young age of 4.
Ms. Napawan was trained under both ABRSM and Trinity College London and was named the
Highest Scorer for the Associate Level Diploma (ATCL) in Thailand.Ms. Napawan ventured into
political science for her undergraduate studies and was awarded a degree of in International Relations from Chulalongkorn
University. It was not until her postgraduate studies that Ms. Napawan decided to return to music and received collegiate
level training in piano peformance from the College of Music, Mahidol University where she received her Masters in
Music under the tutelage of Dr. Nopanand Chanorathaikul. Ms. Napawan’s former piano instructors are Prof. Mag.
Margit Heider Dechant, Dr. Suwanna Wangsophon, Dr. Eri Nakagawa and Ajarn Kannika Issawas.Ever since Ms.
Napawan’s graduation, she has continued her music education attending masterclasses studying with Graham Johnson,
Peter Amstuz, Albert Sassman, Mikhail Solovei, Boris Berman, Peter Frankl, Barry Snyder, and Bennett Lerner.Ms.
Napawan has a long-standing artistic relationship with ProMusica and Winter Journey where she has been actively
participating as an accompanist in the masterclasses held in collaboration with Operastudio Vlaanderen since 2008 and
was appointed as resident répétiteur in 2011. Ms. Napawan works with both professional and amateur singers from all over
the world and was fortunate to study under Hein Boterberg, the current music director of Operastudio Vlanderen. Ms.
Napawan was especially noted for her stellar performance in the live recording of the Moonlight: An Homage to
Rachmaninoff by Narongrit Dhamabutra which prémiered in Manila, Phillipines with the Sunrise String Orchestra
(SSO).Currently, Ms. Napawan is a sought after educator and collaborative pianist who performs regularly with both Thai
and international artists, including Apichai Laemthong, Kalaya Phongsathorn, Jonathan Glonek, Julien Beaudiment, Trevor
Wye, Raphael Leone, Marco Antonio Mazzini and James Hall.