CHANYA BAYLA SOMBOONVECHAKARN ⎥Classicalia 2022/23 Candidate
BIO⎥ CHANYA BAYLA SOMBOONVECHAKARN 🎹 Piano
Born in Bangkok, Thailand, Chanya Bayla Somboonvechakarn began learning piano at the age of three. Since 2016, she has been under the tutelage of Prof. Irina Novikova, the head of keyboard at Shrewsbury International School in Bangkok. Bayla has performed as a Laureate and Grand Prize winner in various international competitions and festivals in cities like Rome, Budapest, Moscow, Hong Kong, New York, and Bangkok. She performed twice in Carnegie Hall as the First Prize winner and Exceptional Young Talent Special Prize winner from the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition at the age of 5. At 6 years old, Bayla made her first orchestral debut as a Soloist, performing Berkovich piano concerto with the Sunrise String Orchestra at Chulalongkorn University Music Hall in Bangkok, Thailand. As the First Prize winner in both the solo and concerto categories of the International Fringe Virtual Music Competition 2021-2022, Bayla received an invitation to perform as a soloist with the Mississippi Valley Orchestra in the USA. Over the years, Bayla has consistently distinguished herself by winning prizes in piano competitions. Bayla has also joined various masterclasses conducted by Professors and renowned Pianists worldwide to improve her musical skills. Apart from music, she is interested in mathematics, English literature, and art. Bayla is a member of MENSA International, the High IQ Society, and aims to be a well-rounded individual with deep theoretical and practical skills in her areas of interest.