A Thai conductor Bundit Ungrangsee came to prominence with a career spanning 5 continents as a highly sought-after international symphonic conductor since being named one of two co-winners and Laureates of the inaugural Maazel-Vilar International Conductors' Competition held at Carnegie Hall in New York City, USA in September 2002. More than 500 symphonic and operatic performances with more than 40 orchestras worldwide have been conducted. Mr. Ungrangsee is the first Thai to have earned awards in many prestigious international conducting competitions including Winner of the International Competition for Young conductors in Lisbon, Portugal (1999), or ranked fourth in the Hungarian TV-Radio International Conducting Competition in Budapest.
Bundit Ungrangsee was born in Thailand. In 1998, he received the Leonard Bernstein Conducting Fellowship and became one of three Conducting Fellows at Tanglewood Music Center. Throughout his career, he appeared in lots of international competition including the prestigious Besancon Competition in France in 1998 and among the honorees for the Thai Ministry of Culture's Office of Contemporary Art and Culture's Silpathorn Award in 2005. Additionally, Ungrangsee wrote his first book entitled "Conduct Your Dreams" in 2006.
He was married Mary Jane Jones in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2001. The couple now has three daughters.