Korak Lertpibulchai

Korak Lertpibulchai, originally from Thailand, graduated from Mahidol University (B.M, 2012) and Illinois State University (M.M, 2013). In 2017, she graduated with a Doctorate in Piano Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa under the tutelage of Dr. Ksenia Nosikova. Her primary teachers have included Dr. Eri Nakagawa, Dr. Joshua Russell, Dr. Mina Ivanova, Dr. Ramasoon Sitalayan, and Supaphon Vibulpanuvej.  She currently serves as the Collaborative Piano Coordinator for the College of Music, Mahidol University.

As a collaborative artist, Korak Lertpibulchai has performed for the University of Iowa Center for New Music, Illinois State University Choir, and Illinois State University Theatre Department. Between 2016 and 2017, she served as the Collaborative Piano Coordinator for the Asia Pacific Saxophone Academy where she worked with numerous renowned saxophone artists such as Stephen Page (UT-Austin), Yo Matsushita (Senzoku College of Music), Asagi Ito (Brussels Conservatory), among others. In 2016, she performed with Dr. Kenneth Tse for a performance of Blue Arc by the University of Iowa composer, Dr. Michael Eckert. In 2018, she performed with famed cellist Hee-Young Lim, Cello Professor at the Central Conservatory of Music, during her visit to the Mahidol University.

An advocate for new music, Korak Lertpibulchai has given world premieres and performed numerous works by composers such as David Lang, Kaija Saariaho, Dimitri Papageorgiou, Augusta Read Thomas, Abrahamsen Hans, Irina Dubkova, Bruno Maderna, Robert Moran, Michael Fiday, Dan Welcher, Louis Karchin, and Adam Greene, among others.

Korak Lertpibulchai has served on the Jury for the 5th Thailand International Piano Competition (2018), Young Artist Music Contest (2018-19), as well as the Quad Cities Baroque Competition (2013). Since her return to Thailand, she has been a judge for the SET Youth Music Competition.

In addition to her collaborative work, Korak Lertpibulchai teaches graduate courses in the collaborative piano program at the College of Music, Mahidol University.