Born in: Suphanburi, Thailand
Member Since: 2005
Kittima is currently a member of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and a member of the Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet. She is also a part-time bassoon instructor at the College of Music, Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University, the Kasetsart University and part-time collaborative winds instructor at the Princess Galyani Vadhana Institute of Music.
An active chamber musician, Kittima has been performed regularly with the Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet, the Silpakorn Faculty Woodwind Quintet, the Amass Chamber Ensemble and performed numerous chamber concerts in Bangkok area. She was a co-founder of the Sawasdee Woodwind Quintet, which has been performing and giving masterclasses throughout Thailand and Southeast Asia, recently at the Singapore Woodwind Festival 2014.
As an educator, She is a guest bassoon instructor at the Thai Youth Wind Orchestra and the MCGP Youth Wind Ensemble. Kittima previously had been a guest bassoon instructor at the Yala Municipality Youth Orchestra Camp, the Princess Galyani Vadhana Youth Orchestra, the Silpakorn Music Summer School, the Yamaha-Rangsit Youth Wind Orchestra, the Nontri Youth Wind Orchestra, and the Singapore Youth Symphony Orchestra Camp.
Kittima began her bassoon lesson at age 16 at the College of Music, Mahidol University with John Mostad, former principal bassoon of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. In 2005, Kittima had participated to the 12th World Association for Symphonic Bands and Ensembles Conference at Singapore, where she performed with the International Youth Wind Orchestra as a principal bassoon. Kittima attended the Southeast Asian Youth Orchestra and Wind Ensemble from 2004 to 2007 and also performed with the Southeast Asian Youth Chamber Orchestra from 2012 to 2013.
Kittima earned a Bachelor of Arts summa cum laude and a Master of Arts from the College of Music, Mahidol University. In 2008, Kittima received the ASEA UNINET Full Scholarship Award to study at the Mozarteum University in Salzburg, Austria. While studying in Salzburg, she performed regularly with the Bläserphilharmonie Mozarteum, the Mozarteum Symphony Orchestra, the Collegium Musicum Salzburg Orchestra, and the Traunstein Youth Symphony Orchestra in Germany. Her primary teachers have included Dr. Christopher Schaub, Yoshinori Honda-Tominaga, Krekkrai Tangnoi, Dr. Elizabeth Shoemaker, and John Mostard.