Win Pongsakorn

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Win Pongsakorn Lertvanitsutha was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He started playing trumpet at age of eleven. In 2010, he was admitted to study undergraduate in jazz trumpet performance at College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand. In 2014, he completed his bachelor’s degree with first honors.

In 2015, he got accepted to study jazz trumpet performance in undergraduate study with Prof. Jim Rotondi at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. In 2017, after he graduated his second bachelor’s degree, he continued his graduate study. In 2019, he completed his Master’s degree in jazz trumpet performance from University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria.

Recently in June 2020, Win Pongsakorn received an outstanding jazz soloist award from Downbeat Magazine student awards competition. In his music career, he has achieved many prizes. In 2009, he received Second Prize at Thailand Trumpet Competition in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2013, he received Third Prize in the 14th Osaka International Music Competition, Osaka, Japan in Duo Category and in 2017, he received First Prize at Žilina International Jazz Competition in Žilina, Slovakia. He got chosen to be a representative of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz to join IASJ meeting (International Association of Schools of Jazz) in Siena, Italy.

In February 2020, he released his first debut album as a leader with Cellar Live Music and his album was appeared on top 50 JazzWeek chart for 14 weeks.

Over many years he had opportunities to work and perform with many artists and bands from all over the world such as: Randy Brecker, Jim Rotondi, Luis Bonilla, Michael Abene, Sheila Jordan, Bobby Shew, Ed Neumeister, Ed Partyka, Robben Ford, Joe Fiedler, Ray Anderson, JMI Jazz world Orchestra and KUG Jazz

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