Nutavut Ratanakarn is a classical guitarist based in Thailand, who gives concerts and master classes around the world. He has been a jury member of many international guitar festivals. He is currently the director of Bangkok International Guitar Festival and the Thailand International Guitar Festival, and president of Bangkok Guitar Society. He was a prize winner in Thailand International Guitar Competition 2003, Thailand Classical Guitar Competition 1999, and Thailand Yamaha Competition 1998 and 1999. He has recorded seven CDs.
Nutavut Ratanakarn graduated with first-class honour from Kasetsart University majoring in Classical Guitar Performance. He also received a diploma from Liechtenstein and Vienna. He began his formal guitar lesson at the age of 17. As well as composing himself, many other composers have dedicated works to him.
The works represented here are composed in a Western modern classical idiom with an emphasis on melody and notable pop/fingerstyle influences.