Anothai Nithibon

Vice President

Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music

Composer / Pianist / Artist, Anothai completed her bachelor degree with 1st class honour from Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, she then continued her studies in the Master programme in Music Composition at the University of Edinburgh under Professor Nigel Osborne in 2002. After graduated with a Master Degree and was awarded a distinction, she was awarded the scholarship from the University and the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme, and obtain her PhD in Composition in May 2007.

Working on a cultural frontier, Anothai bases her musical research on the idea of intercultural and dialogues between cultures, integrating musical languages of a professionally trained, contemporary-style to the folk-based oral tradition and combing together various types of performers including professional musicians, folk-musicians, children and people with no musical background. Her compositions have been performed by the orchestras and ensembles in many countries. She was also regularly invited to be a jury for composition and performance competition both in Thailand and abroad.

Alongside her works in composition, Anothai intensively involves in the music community projects and curate many sound installation projects working with artists, architects and designers. Her works involve collaborative works with Dr. Jean- David Caillouët in the multidisciplinary art projects including sound installation ‘Loi Krathong’ for the Goethe Institut’s exhibition ‘Riverscape in Flux’ 2012 Hanoi, Vietnam. She also co-curated many exhibitions such as “Hear Here” sound installation exhibition at the Bangkok Art & Culture Centre and “AS((EAR))N – Sound of ASEAN” at the Museum Siam in 2016.

As a former vice president and dean at the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music in Thailand since its establishment in 2013, Anothai initiated and lead various international projects such as the ‘PGVIM’ International Symposium and ASEAN Youth Ensemble. Both projects which became a mutual platform for creative discussions and reflective questions contributed to the musical development in Southeast Asia, as well as advocated community engagement projects such as the PGVIM Children’s Music Theatre and PGVIM Singers.

Anothai is now teaching at the School of Music, Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music, Bangkok, Thailand, and enjoy performing, creating and collaborating with the open-minded artists and thinkers.