Dr. Rit Subsomboon

Conducting and Ensemble Department
Choral Conducting, Piano

Career Highlight

Rit began his musical training when he was eight year-old. He started his piano lessons Chen Siu May. From the age of fifteen, he had been studying with Aj.Kesorn Jittawait. A seasoned chorister, he was trained in Bangkok Christian College Boy’s choir and had many opportunities to perform in local and international stages.

His musical activities and performances were really started when he won the Bangkok Frederic Chopin Piano Competition in 2005 where he was also awarded special prizes for the best performance of Nocturne and Polonaise.

In June 2006, he was invited to perform in the Chopin Festival in Busko, Poland. He had the opportunity to participate in master classes conducted by Professor Barbara Hesse-Bukowska. In July 2011, he was selected to participate in the master class “Understanding Chopin” held by National Institute of Frederic Chopin in Poland, having lessons with Professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń in Radziejowice, Poland. Later in 2011, Rit suffered a hand injury which brought about neurological damage and finally a focal dystonia. Through his research, he is gradually recovering and able to perform on stage as an amateur pianist. Rit is the first Thai pianist accepted to join the prestigious International Frederic Chopin Piano Competition for Amateur Pianist held in 2021, Warsaw, Poland. He was among the 16 Semi finalists from more than 100 applicants.

Since April, 2012, he has led Mahidol University Choir won international prizes from many prestigious choral competition in Europe; the 1st grade diploma in mixed youth choir category, second prize in spiritual music category from Moscow International Children and Youth Choral Festival in 2012, two silver medals from Mixed Youth Choir category and Spiritual, a capella category from Slovakia Cantat in 2013, Gold Medals in mixed youth choir category and Gospel category from Kaunas Cantat in 2016, Silver Diploma in Gospel category and First Prize winner in sacral music category from Mundus Cantat, Sopot, Poland in 2016, two silver medals in mixed chamber choir category and sacred music category from Harmonie Festival, Limburg, Germany, two gold medals and grand prize from Festival of Songs held in Olomouc, Czech Republic., Bronze Medal from International Choral Competition in Miltenberg, Germany, Gold Medals from International Choir festival in Bali Indonesia and Orientale Concentus, Singapore.


2017 – College of Music, Mahidol University, Doctor of Philosophy in Music (Music Education)

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