Win Pongsakorn Lertvanitsutha was born in Bangkok, Thailand. He started playing trumpet at age of eleven. In 2010, he was admitted to study undergraduate in jazz trumpet performance at College of Music, Mahidol University, Thailand. In 2014, he completed his bachelor’s degree with first honors.
In 2015, he got accepted to study jazz trumpet performance in undergraduate study with Prof. Jim Rotondi at University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria. In 2017, after he graduated his second bachelor’s degree, he continued his graduate study. In 2019, he completed his Master’s degree in jazz trumpet performance from University of Music and Performing Arts Graz, Austria.
Recently in June 2020, Win Pongsakorn received an outstanding jazz soloist award from Downbeat Magazine student awards competition. In his music career, he has achieved many prizes. In 2009, he received Second Prize at Thailand Trumpet Competition in Bangkok, Thailand. In 2013, he received Third Prize in the 14th Osaka International Music Competition, Osaka, Japan in Duo Category and in 2017, he received First Prize at Žilina International Jazz Competition in Žilina, Slovakia.
He got chosen to be a representative of the University of Music and Performing Arts Graz to join IASJ meeting (International Association of Schools of Jazz) in Siena, Italy.
Over many years he had opportunities to work and perform with many artists and bands from all over the world such as: Randy Brecker, Jim Rotondi, Luis Bonilla, Michael Abene, Sheila Jordan, Bobby Shew, Ed Neumeister, Ed Partyka, Robben Ford, Joe Fiedler, Ray Anderson, JMI Jazz world Orchestra and KUG Jazz Orchestra.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
All About Jazz, Jack Bowers
"Pongsakorn has a keen melodic ear, and either he heard a lot of jazz while growing up in Thailand or he simply took to the idiom like a duck to water. In either case, Pongsakorn displays a lissome, burnished style reminiscent of such masters as Blue Mitchell, Carmell Jones, Marvin Stamm, Bobby Shew or the above-mentioned Mr. Rotondi."