Nitiphum Bamrungbanthum was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in 2021 by Jaap van Zweden. Born in Khon Kaen, Thailand, Nitiphum started playing trumpet at the age of 14. He is a graduate of the College of Music at Mahidol University, where he studied under Dr Joseph Bowman.
At the age of 20, Nitiphum was appointed Principal Trumpet of the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. He has regularly appeared internationally as a soloist, as well as an orchestral and chamber music performer. His performances include James Stephenson’s Trumpet Concerto no. 1, Frank Martin’s Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, and Joseph Haydn’s Trumpet Concerto, which he performed with both the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra. He also performed Alexander Arutunian’s Trumpet Concerto with the Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia.
Nitiphum has served as Guest Principal Trumpet for several orchestras, including the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Wind Philharmonia, Million Wind Philharmonic, and Sun Symphony Orchestra. He has also been a guest musician with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra and Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Nitiphum is the founder of the award-winning Zero Brass Quintet, which has held regular masterclasses and performances across Thailand. He has received scholarships from the International Trumpet Guild multiple times and was a finalist in the ITG Orchestra Excerpt Competition in 2019. Nitiphum was invited as guest faculty at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and was an artist/presenter at the 47th International Trumpet Guild Conference in 2023.
Nitiphum is an endorsing artist for Yamaha trumpets.