CHANYA BAYLA SOMBOONVECHAKARN is Thai-Indonesian, born in July 2012 in Bangkok, Thailand. Bayla has been under tutelage of Ms Irina Novikova since 2016. At the age of 6years old, Bayla made her Concerto Soloist debut with Sunrise String Orchestra at Chulalongkorn University Music Hall, performing Berkovich Concerto Op. 44 No. On December 2019, Bayla had the opportunity to perform as Guest Pianist at The International Philharmonic Children of Future Concerts in Moscow; organized by Children Philharmonic Society and partnered by NEWSMUZ.com, Russia News and ORPHEUS9.2FM, with the presence of the Thai Ambassador.
Bayla enjoys traveling and has won many prizes from various music competitions/festivals. Bayla also performed in many gala concerts in music halls around the world, such as Moscow, Osaka and Hamamatsu, Hongkong, Rome, Budapest, New York, Singapore and Bangkok. Bayla passed her ABRSM Grade 8 Piano examination with Distinction on her 9th birthday.
Seeking to improve her musical skills, she has joined various Masterclasses conducted by Professors and renowned Pianists around the world. Bayla often joins summer music festivals during school break.
Bayla’s passion for music expands beyond the piano, to strings and vocal. Bayla is an active member of string orchestra in her school and enjoys sharing her passion for music with others. On top of her music achievements, Bayla is also a capable young mathematician and takes a curious interest in English literature. She is a member of MENSA International, the High IQ Society. Her passion for music, arts and literature bolsters her aspiration to be a well-rounded individual with deep theoretical and practical skills in the areas of her expertise.
Some of her past achievements include:
First Prize at XIII Vladimir Horowitz International Piano Competition, category Debut A (14 years and under), Ukraine.
First Absolute Winner at Young Verona Piano Competition, Category 7-9 years old, Italy.
First Prize at XI Piano Talents Competition, Category C (9-10 years old), Milan, Italy.
First Prize at Chopin Avenue International Piano Competition – Autumn 2021 organized by Consulate General of The Republic of Poland in Hongkong, in category Piano Solo Junior Group D and in category Piano Concerto Junior Group B.
Platinum Prize at 1st Young Concert Artist Piano Competition 2021 organized by WPTA Thailand (category 9-10 years old);
Grand Prix award from Northern Light Piano Competition in concerto category, Sweden.
Absolute First Prize and scholarship winner, the 8th International Piano Competition “Città di San Donà di Piave”, Category A, Italy.
First Prize and scholarship winner, VI Marbella International Music Competition 2021 – Rising Stars Category Division A, Spain.
First Prize, ISTRA Star 2021 – VII International Music, Dance, and Fine Art summer Competition, category 10 years and under, Slovenia.
First Prize, III Danubia Talents Liszt International Music Competition, Category A, Hungary.
Golden Hand Award, Carles and Sofia International Piano Competition 2021, Category A, Spain.
First Prize, 2nd Young Stars International Piano Competition in two categories: age group 6-8 category and Concerto category, USA.
First Prize, VII Windsor International Piano Competition, Category A, UK.
Laureate and First Prize at VII Slobomir International Piano Competition, Bosnia & Herzegovina. Laureate and First Prize at VIII International Piano Competition Smeredevo, Serbia.
First Prize in “Best Sonatina” – Division I (11 years and under) at 5th Steinway Youth Piano Competition Thailand 2020.
First Prize in Piano Age E1 at The 20th Osaka International Music Competition 2019.
First Prize in Category Prokofiev (open age) at 2020 Singapore International Piano Competition.
Brilliant Prize in Category Young Talents at 2020 Brilliant Talents Discovery Awards in Singapore; Platinum Prize in Children A at 1st Bangkok Classical Music Festival.
Special Young Talent Prize in Junior category (12 and under) at 2020 Vladimir Krainev Moscow International Piano Competition in Moscow, Russia.
Second Prize in Professional category – Young Musician II (9-10years old) at 2021 Chicago International Music Competition.
Second Prize in Category A at Kawai ASEAN Piano Competition, Thailand.
Second Prize in Category Pretty at The 23rd Japan Piara Piano Competition, Hamamatsu, Japan.
You can find Chanya’s 2021 Romantic Music Competition Piano performance here.
You can find Chanya’s 2021 International Piano Competition performance here.