Born in 1962, Thai composer Narongrit Dhamabutra received a Doctoral Degree in Music Composition from Michigan State University, U.S.A.        Narongrit's compositions have been performed regularly by leading orchestras and ensembles in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, such as The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Japan Shinsei Symphony Orchestra, Hiroshima Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Verdehr Trio, (USA) IRCAM Ensemble, (Paris) Ensemble Stella Nova, Ensemble Kochi, and New York New Music Ensemble. Ensemble Intercontemporain (Paris)
         in Thailand, a number of his compositions were performed by the Bangkok Symphony Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra of Thailand.
        His major compositions include Concerto Maharaja for ranad-ek and orchestra, Symphony of the Spheres (Symphony No. 1), symphonic poem Sinfonia Chakri, Sinfonia Suvarnabhumi (Symphony No. 2), Concerto for Orchestra, Bhawankha for ranad-ek and orchestra, Concerto Sankitamankala for violin and orchestra, Symphony of B.E. 2489 (Symphony No. 3), Double Concerto for ranad-ek and ranad-toom, Jatubhumi Overture, Pledge to HRH Princess Galyani Vadhana, Symphony Piyasayamintra (Symphony No. 4) and "Narmada" Concerto for Piano and Orchestra
          In 2008, the Ministry of Culture, awarded Dr. Narongrit Dhamabutra as the prestigious Silpathorn Artist for his outstanding artistic career. Currently, he is a Professor of Music at the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.