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July 5, 2016International Keyboard Institute and FestivalQuynh will be performing the G Major Mozart concerto K. 453 with the Jäger Meisters Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Eduard Zilberkant , at the Kaye Playhouse in New York City , as part of the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in NYC in July of 2016. She will also be conducting master classes at the festival from July 17 to July 31.
February 6, 2016Watch Quynh Nguyen's interviewWatch Quynh Nguyen's interview with CUNY TV, in a program titled
"Study With The Best"
on channel 75.

March 3, 2015Sun Valley Artist SeriesQuynh performed both solo and concerto concerts at the International Piano Festival at the Sun Valley Artist Series on April 22-25 of 2015 to enthusiastic audiences.
January 22, 2015New CDLive In New York CD on the Arabesque label is now available on Amazon and iTunes.
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Pianist Quynh Nguyen was selected as one of the "19 young stars of tomorrow" by Musical America. The Boston Globe has praised Quynh as "a musical and expressive player who commands a flexible, singing sound" and went on to say that "she is sensitive and poetic…(and) excels in everything that requires elegance, proportion, balance…" For her Carnegie Hall performance, the New York Concert Review commends: "She is a real artist, a wonderfully communicative performer …What a compendium of intellect, sophistication and taste!"

Ms. Nguyen has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France. She has also distinguished herself as a prizewinner in various piano competitions such as the Artist International Presentation Competition, the Bellflower Orchestra Competition, the Artists of Tomorrow Competition of the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra, and the International Piano Concerto Competition in San Francisco. She has performed as soloist with the JagerMeisters Orchestra, the Berlin University Orchestra, San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, the Bellflower Orchestra, the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra, the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra, and the regional orchestra of Paris. In addition, she has been frequently featured on the radio throughout the United States as well as abroad, as well as on the television show "Grand Piano" and Vietnamese National Television. Recently, her benefit concert at the Hanoi Grand Opera House to support the Hanoi Relief Association for Handicapped Children was televised and broadcasted nationally. She was also featured as a performing artist on Japanese Television Fujisankei show, Tokyo, Japan on April, 2007.

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Quynh Nguyen made her solo debut at age 8 and her orchestral premiere at age eleven, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466 with the Hanoi Symphony Orchestra. At age thirteen, she won a scholarship to study piano performance at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow. Ms. Nguyen is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music, New York, NY, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance. She earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. She is the recipient of several highly prestigious scholarships and awards, including the United States Presidential Academic Award, the Maestro Foundation Award, and a Fulbright Fellowship to study music in Paris, France.

Ms. Nguyen currently serves on the faculty of Hunter College and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.
Quynh NguyenQuynh Nguyen: Live In Concert - New York2014AMAZONiTUNESSHAREMORE INFO...
Quynh NguyenSchubert, Chopin2012AMAZONiTUNESSHAREMORE INFO...
Quynh NguyenBach, Beethoven, Chopin, Ravel2012AMAZONiTUNESSHAREMORE INFO...
Quynh NguyenLive in Concert at Berlin Konzerthaus2009SHARE
Quynh NguyenIn Recital at Elebash Hall2006PAYPALSHARE
Quynh NguyenLive in Recital at Merkin Hall2002SHARE

Her playing of Ravel's ''Tombeau de Couperin'' was marvelous: she excels in everything that requires elegance, proportion, balance, taste, and wit.

Boston GlobeSHARE

Ms. Nguyen's pianism and music making are graced with beauty and exuberance. She is a real artist; a wonderfully communicative performer. What a compendium of intellect, sophistication and taste!

New York Concert ReviewSHARE

Rarely does one hear a young artist with such a naturally flowing sense of melodic line - vivid and unforced - that permits the music to breath uninhibited. This flexible way of playing allows poetry and emotion to expand organically. Quynh Nguyen is already a major talent of the younger generation of keyboard artists.

International Piano MagazineSHARE

She is often sensitive and poetic, ... she knows how to make (the music) dazzle with lively rhythm, piquant inflexions, and dashing virtuosity.

Boston GlobeSHARE

Rarely does one hear a young artist with such a naturally flowing sense of melodic line - vivid and unforced - that permits the music to breath uninhibited. This flexible way of playing allows poetry and emotion to expand organically. Quynh Nguyen is already a major talent of the younger generation of keyboard artists.

International Piano MagazineSHARE

She captures impressive and splendid characterization of musical creation through intensive animation and flexibility. With filigree technique, she charms everyone present with her music. . . [and] the listeners gave this musical romantic a wonderful reception. This pianist understands and has mastered the dramatic, lyrical and introvert nuances in Chopin compositions, and for this she received the biggest applause.

Wadern Newspaper, GermanySHARE

She demonstrates in her performances a unique combination of virtuosity, poetry and passion. It is always a joy to be in the audience when she performs . . .

Jerome RoseFounder and Director, International Keyboard Institute & FestivalSHARE

She is gifted with a tender musicality, allied with a dazzlingly deft balance between the hands thatmake her performances of Schubert and Chopin, as heard on this new disc, irresistible.

International Keyboard MagazineSHARE

"[On] Saturday night, she made her local debut, and it was easy to understand why even people who are hard to please like her so much. She is a musical and expressive player who commands a flexible, singing sound. She is often sensitive and poetic, and when she should dazzle with lively rhythm, piquant inflexions, and dashing virtuosity -- as in Chopin's ''Andante spianato and Grand Polonaise brillante,'' or in the Chopin waltz she offered as an effervescent encore -- she knows how to. Quynh opened with an unusual Sonata in F Minor by Muzio Clementi, which she played in an operatic and romantic style. Her playing of Ravel's ''Tombeau de Couperin'' was marvelous: she excels in everything that requires elegance, proportion, balance, taste, and wit...Schumann's ''Kreisleriana'' was almost too beautifully played, with subtle interplay of inner voices... "

Richard DyerThe Boston GlobeSHARE

. . . her pianistic ability is beyond question; proven by her many concerts, reviews and recordings. She demonstrates in her performances a unique combination of virtuosity, poetry and passion. It is always a joy to be in the audience when she performs . . . [She is] a brilliant pianist . . . she has worked with me as well asBella Davidovich and is a truly wonderful artist . . . she is extraordinary in every way . . . there is a loveliness and strength to her playing and true qualities that make her a superb performer of Chopin.

Jerome Rose,Faculty, Mannes College of MusicSHARE

The Hanoi, Vietnam-born pianist Quynh Nguyen, now an American citizen, was born in 1976 and studied at the Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music, after debuts in Hanoi and some early training at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow, studying with Oleg Musorin. In New York her teachers have included Martin Canin, Jerome Rose, Jacob Lateiner, Bella Davidovich, and Robert Turner. She has concertised in Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the United States. She is gifted with a tender musicality, allied with a dazzlingly deft balance between the hands that make her performances of Schubert and Chopin, as heard on this new disc, irresistible. In Chopin's Nocturne in E flat, her trills have a poignancy that is entirely suited to the music, while she expresses the joyous dash needed for the same composer's showpiece: the Andante Spianato and Grand Polonaise. When Nguyen made her New York recital debut last year at Weill Hall, she was greeted by a rave notice from the usually judicious keyboard connoisseur Harris Goldsmith, who exclaimed, 'Ms. Nguyen's pianism and music-making are graced with beauty and exuberance. She is a real artist; a wonderfully communicative performer obviously intoxicated with the joy of living her music and sharing it with those lucky enough to hear it spring from her soul. What a compendium of intellect, sophistication and taste! True enough, Nguyen's Schubert is fresh and fleet, with a kind of poetic approach allied with digital dexterity in the tradition of the late Russian virtuoso Yuri Egorov, although more pliant and endearing than the splashy Egorov generally sounded... Rarely does one hear a young artist with such a naturally flowing sense of melodic line - vivid and unforced - that permits the music to breath uninhibited. This flexible way of playing allows poetry and emotion to expand organically. Quynh Nguyen is already a major talent of the younger generation of keyboard artists, to be placed alongside Klara Wurtz and Irina Rees.

Benjamin IvryInternational Piano MagazineSHARE

Take Vietnamese-American pianist Quynh Nguyen. Last year, she made her New York debut to a rave review from the dean of US piano critics, Harris Goldsmith. He cheered Ms. Nguyen's performance of Chopin, saying that she played more eloquently than such great keyboard heroes as "Ignaz Friedman, Perahia, Horowitz, Rubinstein – or anyone whose interpretations linger in the mind's ear. This kind of reaction would, in other days, have guaranteed a recording contract, especially since she is young and photogenic. Instead, she has paid to publish two CDs, which are available on her website. "... it would be better to have a recording contract with a big company," says Nguyen. But "I am happy that my music has reached a much wider audience...

Benjamin IvryChristian Monitor Science MagazineSHARE

This young pianist, born in Vietnam and trained in Russia as well as in the United States, received high praise from reliable quarters for her New York debut recital last year. Now she offers an interesting and well-varied program of Clementi (Sonata Op. 13 No. 6), Schumann ("Kreislariana"), Ravel ("Le Tombeau de Couperin") and Corigliano ("Fantasia on an Ostinato"). Tomorrow at 8:30 p.m., Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212) 501-3330.

James OestreichThe New York TimesSHARE

A New York debut of exceptional distinction was played by pianist Quynh Nguyen on March 3rd at Weill Hall as part of Artists International’s Debut Winners Series. Ms. Nguyen, who was born in Vietnam to a family of musicians, played her first recital at the age of nine, and at eleven made her orchestral debut performing Mozart’s Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466. That same year she gave a recital in Moscow, and at 13, received a full scholarship to study at the Gnessin Institute in Moscow. She continued her studies as a scholarship student at the Juilliard School and at the Mannes College of Music, where she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees respectively. She is currently enrolled in the DMA program at CUNY. Her teachers include Oleg Mussorin, Robert Turner, Bella Davidovich, Alexander Paley, Jacob Lateiner and Jerome Rose. And, as her bio for the recital adds, “she has performed in master classes given by Tatiana Nicoleiva, Garrick Ohlsson, Bryce Morrison, Pavlina Dokovska, Peter Frankel, Richard Goode, and András Schiff”. Ms. Nguyen’s credentials are indeed impressive, and little wonder that she has distinguished herself in various piano competitions and gained extensive concert experience worldwide—in Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the United States. But even my fondest hopes and expectations were gloriously sustained and surpassed by this dream of a recital. Ms. Nguyen’s pianism and music making are graced with beauty and exuberance. She is a real artist; a wonderfully communicative performer obviously intoxicated with the joy of living her music and sharing it with those lucky enough to hear it spring from her soul. What a compendium of intellect, sophistication and taste! And she is also (in her unobtrusive way) an accomplished virtuoso, equipped to dispatch even some of the most difficult and subtle compositions on her program (J.S. Bach’s English Suite in G minor BWV 808, Schubert’s Sonata in D major, Op. 53, D. 850; and three of Chopin’s most rarified masterworks, his Scherzo No. 4 in E major, Op. 54; his late Nocturne in E flat major, Op. 55 No. 2; and earlier but demanding Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22). The Bach Suite took wing with infectious brio. Her propulsive way with the opening Preludium may have initially seemed too dangerously precipitate but the rhythmic control was secure and admirable steady. The ensuing Allemande, Courante, Sarabande, Gavotte and Gigue all likewise shared that same lustrous singing tone. The Sarabande was especially modest and eloquent, and she brought a delightful sense of humor to her fleet delivery of the Gavotte (with the tambourine-like repeated bass notes in its second strain deliciously and tastefully emphasized; and the almost Schumannesque maggiore central Trio poignantly savored). The first movement of the Schubert Sonata took wing at an almost wicked clip. Here, if there is any room for reservation, Ms. Nguyen might have allowed for just a hairbreadth more tonal solidity and breathing space to make the most of this extremely Beethovenian writing. But, no matter, the potentially quirky crossing of hands and such were admirably under rhythmic control (no Schnabel-like desperation this time!). And how Ms. Nguyen’s spot-on sense of color and timing kept the potentially repetitious Con moto second movement airborne. (All of the myriad variations of filigree were splendidly creative and engaging and never once did interest flag). For once, there were no “editorializing” of rhythm in the Allegro vivace Scherzo (again that “Tradition” established almost reflexively by that famous old Schanbel recording), and in retrospect it was a pleasant and unpretentious departure from precedent. The Rondo: Allegro moderato, taken a bit more rapidly than usual, delectably recreated the nursery-rhyme “Sing a Song of Six Pence” quality in this fleet and lovely version. And so it was with the Chopin group heard after intermission: the Fourth Scherzo had an almost Mendelssohn-like gossamer quality. Filigree was impishly tossed off, the octaves sonorously in place, and the central Trio section again achieved without fuss or contortion. The Nocturne was, if anything, even better: the absolute highpoint of the afternoon: I have never heard it played more eloquently, by Ignaz Friedman, Perahia, Horowitz, Rubinstein—or anyone whose interpretations linger in the mind’s ear. (Yes, this performance was truly sublime.) The Andante Spianato had a classical simplicity and proportion, and the following Grande Polonaise—a brilliance and swagger—with some effective left hand anticipations and octave amplifications making the proceedings all the more stylish and effective. We will, no doubt, be regularly hearing much more from Quynh Nguyen: Remember her name!

Harris GoldsmithNew York Concert ReviewSHARE

She was my student at The Juilliard School for four years during which time she showed herself to be a wonderful young artist. She has impressive technical and musical assets, along with discipline and desire to develop herself. She made wonderful progress while studying with me and I look forward to watching her life as professional pianist evolve.

Bella DavidovichFaculty, The Juilliard SchoolSHARE
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July 17, 2017International In...
December 10, 2017Roerich Museum
March 9, 2017Faculty Recital
September 25, 2016Montauk Library
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July 20, 2015International In...
October 6, 2013Art Complex Muse...
October 4, 2013The Groves After...
April 25, 2013Sun Valley Artis...
January 13, 2013Steinway Series
January 13, 2013Steinway Smithso...
July 15-29, 2012International Ke...
June 9, 2012Concert Series a...
May 13, 2012Odeon Chamber Mu...
May 12, 2012Woodbridge Music...
May 3, 2012Music in Midtown...
April 20, 2012Elizabeth Dunawa...
January 29, 2012Bruno Walter Aud...
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July 17-31, 2011International Ke...
November 19, 2010IVCE Classical M...
November 10, 2010Hanoi Millennium
September 12, 2010The Smithsonian ...
August 8, 2010Soirées Musical...
August 5, 2010L’Ermitage Fou...
July 18 - August 1...International Ke...
April 24, 2010Elizabeth Dunawa...
April 11, 2010Saint Andrew Mus...
February 25, 2010Black History Mo...
February 7, 2010Winter Chamber M...
July 19 - August 2...International Ke...
June 27, 20092009 Rockport Ch...
May 29, 2009Solo recital
April 2009Adjunct Faculty ...
January 18, 2009Konzerthaus Berl...
January 11, 2009Quynh Nguyen Kla...
December 16, 2008L’Ermitage Fou...
December 13, 2008Soirées Musical...
October 19, 2008Odeon Chamber Mu...
July 13-27, 2008International Ke...
June 21-24, 2008Birmingham Messi...
June 18, 20082008 Rockport Ch...
June 16, 2008Recital
March 22, 2008Concert of Compa...
July 15-29, 2007International Ke...
April 19, 2007Faculty Concert
March 31, 2007Concert at the O...
March 15, 2007Interview and Fi...
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December 12, 2006Piano recital
July 16-30, 2006International Ke...
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March 25, 2006Stravinsky Conce...
October 9, 2005Rockport Chamber...
September 22, 2005Fulbright Annive...
September 18, 2005Solo Recital
September 16, 2005Odeon Chamber Mu...
June 2, 2005Maison de Mexiqu...
May 29, 2005Solo Recital
March 2, 2005Universität der...
February 28, 2005Solo Recital
April 29, 2004Aaron Copland Sc...
October 4, 2003Longy School of ...
May 4, 2003Messiah Festival...
March 21, 2003BargeMusic
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Solo Recitals


Consulate of Germany, New York
Polish Institute, Berlin
Steinway Hall, New York
Wiener Saal, Salzburg, Austria
Paul Recital Hall, New York
Town Hall, Wadern, Germany
Morse Recital Hall, New York
Ambassador Auditorium
Norris Theater, California
Los Angeles Bellflower Symphony
Vietnamese Musicians Club

Orchestral Appearances


San Francisco Orchestra
Brentwood Symphony
Bellflower Symphony
Hanoi Orchestra

Radio and Television


WQXR 96.3 New York
Boston Classical Music Radio, MA (after WQXR 96.3 New York)
WHRO-FM, Virginia
North Indianapolis Public Radio, Classical Station
89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio, North Carolina
Classical 94.5/WNED-FM, NY
"Grand Piano" TV Show
Vietnamese Radio & TV

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SOLO

Chopin's 24 Preludes Op. 28
2015 International Keyboard Institute & Festival. Kaye Playhouse, NYC
Beethoven and Chopin
Solo recital at the Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington DC
Solo recital at the Smithsonian Museum of Art
Messiaen, Chopin, and Ravel La Valse
Ravel: La Valse
2012 International Keyboard Institute & Festival in New York City
Geoffrey Burleson and Quynh Nguyen - Solo Recital
International Keyboard Institute & Festival
Ravel - Toccata
Quynh Nguyen performs Maurice Ravel - Toccatta, from Tombeau de Couperin
Mozart Sonata in A Major - Part 1
Quynh Nguyen playing Sonata in A Major, K 331
Mozart Sonata in A Major - Part 2
Quynh Nguyen playing Sonata in A Major, K 331


CONCERTO

Chopin Concerto Number 1 in E minor
Berlin Konzerthause. Conductor: Kristiina Poska.
Mozart Concerto K 453 at the IKIF 2016
Jaegermeisters Orchestra; Eduard Zilberkant, Conductor, Quynh Nguyen, piano. The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse Hunter College, CUNY


GASPARD DE LA NUIT

Ravel - Ondine
From 'Gaspard de la Nuit'
Ravel - Scarbo
From 'Gaspard de la Nuit'


CHOPIN PRELUDES

Chopin - Preludes op. 28 (1-4)
Live in Concert
Chopin - Preludes op. 28 (5-8)
Live in Concert
Chopin - Preludes op. 28 (9-12)
Live in Concert
Chopin - Preludes op. 28 (13-16)
Live in Concert
Chopin - Preludes op. 28 (17-20)
Live in Concert
Chopin - Preludes op. 28 (21-24)
Live in Concert


Welcome to Quynh Nguyen's Manhattan Piano Studio. Ms. Quynh Nguyen is an experienced teacher who is dedicated to the developement and progress of each student. Her piano studio is located on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE



Piano Faculty - Hunter College Music Department
The International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.
Private Teaching: 15 Years

EDUCATION



Doctor of Musical Arts
City University of New York

Fulbright Fellowship with Yvonne Loriod Messiaen
Paris, France

Master of Music
Mannes College of Music, The New School

Bachelor of Music
The Juilliard School

REFERENCES



Available upon request.
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En tant que boursière Fulbright, Mademoiselle Quynh Nguyen, vient de compléter une année d’études à Paris avec la pianiste française Yvonne Loriod Messaien qui la décrit très élogieusement ainsi : « une excellente jeune pianiste de grand talent. Son interprétation est claire, expressive et distinguée; elle possède une excellente technique et une maîtrise du rythme, des couleurs et des styles exceptionnelles. C’est une artiste intellligente et raffinée à laquelle je souhaite une brillante carrière.». Quynh Nguyen a été sélectionnée comme l’une des “19 jeunes stars de demain” dans l’article “ Jeunes Artistes: Le Frisson de la Découverte” de l’édition 2004 de la publication Musical America. Le Boston Globe, en octobre 2003, la décrit comme” une grande musicienne très expressive à la sonorité souple et mélodieuse et qui excelle dans tout ce qui requiert de l’élégance, du goût, de l’équilibre, de l’esprit et le sens de la proportion. ” Le New York Concert Review (été 2001) applaudit cette ‘’véritable artiste si merveilleusement communicative et comme enivrée du plaisir de vivre sa musique et de le partager avec ceux qui ont le bonheur de l’entendre jaillir de son âme.”

Née au Vietnam, Quynh Nguyen a commencé le piano à l’âge de quatre ans. Elle a donné son premier récital quand elle avait neuf ans, et a effectué son début orchestral à onze ans, interprétant le Concerto pour piano de Mozart en ré mineur, K. 466. Elle a aussi donné un récital cette même année à Moscou. A l’âge de 13 ans, elle bénéficia d’une bourse pour étudier le piano avec Oleg Musorin à l’Institut Gnessin de Moscou.

Ancienne boursière à la Julliard School et au Mannes College of Music, Mlle Nguyen est actuellement candidate pour un doctorat en musique au Graduate Center de la City University de New York. Parmi ses professeurs on peut compter Martin Canin, Jerôme Rose, Jacob Lateiner, Bella Davidovitch, Robert Turner et Ton That Triem. Elle a joué lors des cours donnés par les maîtres Tatiana Nicolieva, Garrick Ohlsson, Bryce Morrison, Jeffrey Siegel, Jeffrey Swann, Victor Rosenbaum, Pavlina Dokovska, Peter Frankl, Richard Goode et Andras Schiff.

Mademoiselle Nguyen a remporté des prix prestigieux de plusieur national et international piano competitions et elle a acquis une grande expérience de concert partout dans le monde – en Hongrie, en Allemagne, en Suisse, en Autriche, en France et aux Etats-Unis. Elle a souvent été programmée dans les stations de radio suivantes: WQXR à New York, North Indianapolis Public Radio, section musique classique, WHRO-FM, en Virginie, 89.9 WDAV Classical Public Radio, en Caroline du Nord et Classical 94.5 WNEDFM à New York. Elle est passée à l’émission télévisée “ Grand Piano” à Los Altos en Californie et aussi à la télévision japonaise et vietnamienne.

Mademoiselle Nguyen a été invitée à joindre la faculté du International Keyboard Institute & Festival à New York City et la faculté du Music Department of Hunter College, City University of New York.

Revue de Press

The Boston Globe, Octobre 2003
Par Richard Dyer Samedi soir, elle a donné son premier concert local et il est facile de comprendre le succès obtenu même auprès des mélomanes les plus exigeants. Sa manière de jouer si expressive et si souple s’allie parfaitement à sa mélodieuse sonorité. Sa sensibilité, sa poésie sont tellement présentes, et quand elle nous régale de rythmes enlevés et d’inflexions piquantes, sa merveilleuse virtuosité est époustouflante – comme dans l’ Andante
spianato et la Grande Polonaise Brilliante de Chopin ou bien dans la valse également de Chopin qu’elle a interprétée lors d’un bis superbe. Quynh a débuté son concert avec une étonnante sonate en sol mineur de Muzio Clementi qu’elle interpréta dans un style romantique inspiré de l’opéra. Son jeu dans “ le Tombeau de Couperin” de Ravel était fabuleux: elle excelle dans tout ce qui requiert de l’élégance, le sens de la proportion et de l’équilibre, la sûreté du goût et de l’esprit. La “ Kreisleriana” de Schumann était presque trop joliement interprétée, agrémentée…

Yvonne Lorriod-Messiaen
Septembre 2003
Professeur Honoraire au Conservatoire de Paris
“ Je vous ai entendu jouer avec grand plaisir et je trouve que vous êtes une excellente pianiste !
Un jeu limpide, expressif, distingué,une technique parfaite; je vous félicite !”

Jerome Rose, pianiste
Septembre 2003
Professeur, Mannes College of Music
Fondateur et Directeur de l’International Keyboard Institute & Festival
“ … Sa maîtrise du piano est incontestable, corroborée par ses nombreux concerts, la critique et les enregistrements. Elle fait preuve, lors de ses concerts, d’une combinaison unique de virtuosité de poésie et de passion. C’est toujours une grande joie d’être parmi le public quand elle joue… C’est une pianiste brillante… Elle a travaillé avec moi tout comme avec Bella Davidovich et elle est véritablement une artiste fabuleuse…Elle excelle en tout… Il y a une beauté et une force telles dans son jeu qu’elle détient toutes les qualités pour faire d’elle une superbe interprète de Chopin.

International Piano Magazine
Édition novembre/décembre 2002
Benjamin Ivry
Née en 1976 à Hanoï et d’origine vietnamienne, naturalisée américaine, la pianiste Quynh Nguyen a étudié à la Juillard School and Mannes College of Music après ses débuts à Hanoï et une formation antérieure à l’Institut Gnessin de Moscou avec Oleg Musorin comme professeur. A New York elle a compté parmi ses professeurs Martin Canin, Jerôme Rose, Jacob Lateiner, Bella Davidovitch et Robert Turner. Elle a donné des concerts en Hongrie, en Allemagne, en Suisse, en Autriche et aux États-Unis. Douée d’une tendre musicalité et d’un prodigieux équilibre entre les deux mains, elle interprète d’une manière irrésistible Schubert et Chopin dans son nouveau CD.Dans son interprétation du Nocturne de Chopin en fa bémol, ses trilles renferment une emotion tout à la hauteur de la musique, alors qu’elle exprime si bien les envolées joyeuses nécessaires dans l’Andante Spianato et La Grande Polonaise du même compositeur.


Quynh Nguyen donna son premier récital à New York, l’année dernière; elle fut acceuillie par un commentaire très enthousiaste du critique et expert du piano Harris Goldsmith, ordinairement plus réservé. Il s’exclama en ces termes:“ Le jeu et la musique de Mlle Nguyen sont empreints de grâce,de beauté et d’exubérance. C’est une véritable artiste si merveilleusement communicative et comme enivrée du plaisir de vivre sa musique et de le partager avec ceux qui ont eu le bonheur de l’entendre jaillir de son âme. Quelle association de l’intelligence, de la sophistication et du goût ! Le Schubert de Nguyen est d’une grande fraîcheur et rapide, avec une sorte d’approche poétique alliée à une grande dextérité dans la tradition du défunt virtuose russe Yuri Egorov,
quoique plus souple et plus attachante que dans la manière de jouer quelque peu tape-à-l’oeil de ce dernier.


Maintenant installée à New York, Nguyen compte dans son répertoire de piano la Deuxième et la
Quatrième de Beethoven (elle pourrait tout aussi bien y inclure la Troisième) et les concertos de Schumann et de Chopin. Il serait intéressant de l’entendre jouer Mozart et Mendelssohn. On rencontre rarement une jeune artiste avec un tel sens de la mélodie, avec un tel naturel, une manière de jouer si vivante et coulée, permettant à la musique de respirer librement. Cette souplesse dans l’interprétation donne libre cours à la poésie et à l’émotion. Quynh Nguyen est déjà une pianiste de grand talent dans la lignée de Klara Wurtz et d’ Irina Rees.

Christian Science Monitor Magazine
22 septembre 2002
Par Benjamin Ivry
“ Prenons la pianiste vietnamienne-américaine Quynh Nguyen. L’année dernière, elle a donné son premier récital à New York donnant suite à un compte rendu rare donné par le doyen des critiques du piano aux États- Unis, Harris Goldsmith. Ce dernier a applaudi l’interprétation de Chopin de Mlle Nguyen en affirmant qu’elle jouait avec plus d’éloquence que les grands maîtres du piano comme “ Ignaz Friedman, Perahia, Horowiz, Rubinstein ou qui que soit d’autre dont les interprétations demeurent présentes à l’esprit.
Ce type de réaction aurait garanti, en d’autres temps, un contrat d’enregistrement, d’autant qu’elle est jeune et photogénique. Au contraire, elle a dû payer elle- même pour ses deux CDs qui sont disponibles sur son site internet.
“ … Il serait mieux d’avoir un contrat d’enregistrement avec une grande maison de disques, nous dit-elle, mais je suis heureuse que ma musique ait touché un public beaucoup plus large …”

Le New York Times
7 juin 2002
Par James Oestreich
“ Cette jeune artiste, née au Vietnam et formée en Russie aussi bien qu’aux États-Unis, a reçu de grands éloges de la part de mélomanes distingués de New York pour son premier récital l’année dernière. Actuellement elle nous propose un programme très varié, composé de Clémenti (Sonate Op. 13 No 6), Schumann (“Kreislariana”), Ravel ( le Tombeau de Couperin) et Corigliano
( “ Fantasia sur un Ostinato ”). Demain à 20h 30, au Martin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th Street, Manhattan, (212) 501-3330.

New York Concert Review
Été 2001
Compte rendu de Harris Goldsmith
Pour ses débuts à New York, le 3 mars, l’interprétation de la pianiste Quyng Nguyen fut d’une exceptionnelle distinction au Weill Hall dans le cadre des Debut Winners Series pour les artistes internationaux. Née au Vietnam dans une famille de musiciens, Nguyen a donné son premier récital à l’âge de 9 ans et a fait ses débuts orchestraux à onze ans, interprétant le concerto de Mozart No 20 en ré mineur, K.466. La même année, elle a joué à Moscou et à 13 ans, elle bénéficia d’une bourse pour étudier le piano à l’Institut Gnessin de Moscou. Elle
a poursuivi ses études par la suite, comme boursière à la Julliard School et au Mannes College of Music où elle a obtenu respectivement sa licence et sa maîtrise. Elle est actuellement inscrite au CUNY pour un doctorat en musique et compte parmi ses professeurs : Oleg Mussorin, Robert Turner, Bella Davidovich, Alexander Paley, Jacob Lateiner et Jerome Rose. Et comme sa bio pour le récital l’indique, “ Elle a joué lors des cours donnés par les maîtres Tatiana Nicoleiva, Garrick Ohlsson, Bryce Morrisson, Pavlina Dokovska, Peter Frankel, Richard
Goode et András Schiff ”. Les références de Mademoiselle Nguyen sont résolument impressionnantes et il n’est point étonnant qu’elle se soit distinguée dans de nombreux concours de piano et qu’elle ait acquis une telle expérience de concert dans le monde entier : Hongrie, Allemagne, Autriche et aux États-Unis.
Ce récital de rêve a glorieusement dépassé mon attente et même mes espoirs les plus chers. Le jeu et la musique de Mlle Nguyen sont empreints de grâce, de beauté et d’exubérance. C’est une véritable artiste si merveilleusement communicative et comme enivrée du plaisir de vivre sa musique et de le partager avec ceux qui ont eu le bonheur de l’entendre jaillir de son âme. Quelle association de l’intelligence, de la sophistication et du goût ! Elle est par ailleurs (de sa manière si discrète) une virtuose accomplie, capable d’exécuter même les compositions les plus ardues et les plus subtiles de son propre répertoire. (la Suite Anglaise en sol mineur de J. S. Bach BMV 808, la Sonate de Schubert en ré majeur, Op. 53, D 850; et trois des pièces maîtresses les plus
rares de Chopin, son Scherzo No. 4 en mi majeur, Op. 54, son dernier Nocturne en fa bémol majeur, Op. 55 No 2 et son plus récent mais difficile Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise, Op. 22).
La Suite de Bach s’envola avec un brio contagieux. Son attaque avec le prélude d’ouverture aurait pu sembler au départ dangereusement précipitée mais le contrôle du rythme était sûr et admirablement régulier. Suivirent L’Allemande, la Courante, la Sarabande, la Gavotte et la Gigue, toutes partageant la même splendid musicalité. La Sarabande était particulièrement modeste et éloquente, et elle introduisit un sens de l’humour ravissant à sa souple interprétation de la Gavotte (avec ses basses répétées évoquant le tambourin dans sa seconde suite d’accords à l’emphase exquise et de bon goût, et le quasi Schumanesque Maggiore Central Trio à
la saveur indicible.
Le premier mouvement de la Sonate de Schubert prit un envol d’une vitesse quasi fulgurante laissant peu de place à la réserve. Mlle Nguyen aurait peut-être pu consentir à un iota de solidité tonale pour faire quelque peu respirer cette envolée extrêmement caractéristique de Beethoven. Mais il n’en demeure pas moins que le croisement des mains relativement inhabituel et d’autres “ excentricités “ étaient parfaitement maîtrisés (pas de précipitation à la Schnabel cette fois-ci) . Le sens inné de la couleur et du rythme de Mlle Nguyen a permis au deuxième mouvement potentiellement répétitif du Con Moto de demeurer aérien. (la myriade de variations en
filigrane était merveilleusement créative, captivant ainsi l’assitance). Pour une fois, il n’y avait pas cette exécution stéréotypée du rythme dans l’Allegro Vivace Scherzo telle qu’elle a été établie dans le célèbre vieil enregistrement du même Schnabel) et ce fut rétrospectivement une nouveauté sans pretention comparée aux interprétations précédentes, Le Rondeau, Allegro Moderato, joué un peu plus rapidement que d’ordinaire, a recréé d’une manière délectable les rimes d’une contine enfantine dans cette version superbe et légère
Il en fut de même pour la série de Chopin interprétée après l’entracte : le quatrième Scherzo avait un légèreté de tulle quasi Mendelssohnienne. Le jeu en filigrane fut malicieusement mis à l’écart pour céder la place aux octaves sonores alors que le Trio Central fut achevé sans affectation ou contorsions. Le nocturne était meme encore plus remarquable, le clou de l’après-midi. Je ne l’ai jamais entendu jouer si éloquemment, que ce soit par Ignaz Friedman, Perahia, Horowitz, Rubinstein ou qui que ce soit d’autre dont les interprétations demeurent présentes à l’esprit. (ce fut assurément sublime.) L’andante Spianato était d’une simplicité classique et proportionnée et la grande Polonaise qui suivit d’une brillance et d’une assurance fabuleuses de par un jeu de la
main gauche irréprochable et des sonorities d’octaves rendant l’ensemble d’autant plus élégant et efficace.
Quynh Nguyen fera sans nul doute encore plus parler d’elle . C’est un nom que l’on n’oubliera pas de sitôt.

Arthur S. Danner
Janvier 2001
Département de Musique, West Los Angeles College
“ Quelle soirée fantastique !… Nourissant l’âme et l’esprit ! Je me sens inspiré et fougueux.

Bella Davidovich
Novembre 1999
Professeur, Julliard School
“ J’ai l’honneur de l’avoir eue comme étudiante à la Julliard School pendant quatre ans durant lesquels elle a fait ses preuves en tant que jeune artiste au talent prodigieux. Elle dispose d’atouts techniques et musicaux impressionnants alliés à sa discipline et son profound désir de mieux faire. Elle a fait de remarquables progress en faisant ses études avec moi et j’ai hâte de voir la pianiste professionnelle qu’elle est en puissance.”

Rundschau fur Meizig- Wadern
Journal de Wadern, Allemagne 1996
“…Elle personnifie d’une manière impressive et superbe ce qui caractérise la création musicale à travers sa fougue et sa souplesse. Elle envoûte l’assistance avec sa technique en filigrane et sa musique… [et] le public a ovationné cette romantique musicale. ”
“ Cette pianiste a compris et maîtrise parfaitement les nuances dramatiques lyriques et profondes des compositions de Chopin, ce que le public a très fortement applaudi.”

Alvin Mills
1992
Chef d’orchestre permanent et Directeur musical de l’Ochestre Symphonique de Brentwood-Westwood
“… C’est une excellente pianiste… Nous sommes fiers de son oeuvre”

Dr David Lawrence
Septembre 1992
Producteur de l’émission télévisée Grand Piano
“ Le Beethoven (sonate), en particulier, fut bien pensé, bien senti, musical et techniquement parfait – Tout ce que le public demande d’un interprète. ”
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Nghệ sỹ Piano Nguyễn Thúy Quỳnh được Musical America bình chọn là một trong “19 ngôi sao của ngày mai”. Báo Boston Globe ngợi ca cô như “một nghệ sỹ giàu chất thơ ca, âm nhạc, tinh tế và biểu cảm”. Về những chương trình biểu diễn của cô tại Carnegie Hall, tạp chí the New York Concert Review bình luận: “Cô là một nghệ sỹ thực thụ, một người biểu diễn có sức truyền cảm tới khán thính giả, một sự tổ hợp tuyệt vời của trí tuệ, tinh tế và thẩm mỹ”.

Thúy Quỳnh thường xuyên trình diễn trên toàn nước Mỹ và một số quốc gia Châu Âu như Hungary, Đức, Thụy sỹ, Áo và Pháp, tại các phòng hòa nhạc nổi tiếng như Weill Recital Hall tại Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, McEvoy Auditorium và the Freer Gallery tại the Smithsonian, Washington D.C., và the Berlin Konzerthause. Là nghệ sỹ độc tấu công-xec-tô viết cho piano, cô trình diễn cùng dàn nhạc của ĐH Berlin University Orchestra, the San Francisco Concerto Orchestra, the Bellflower Orchestra, the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra, dàn nhạc Giao hưởng Hà Nội, và the Regional Wind Orchestra of Paris. Thúy Quỳnh giành được nhiều giải thưởng cao trong nhiều cuộc thi piano như the Artist International Presentation Competition, the Bellflower Orchestra Competition, the Artists of Tomorrow Competition of the Brentwood-Westwood Symphony Orchestra, và the International Piano Concerto Competition tại San Francisco. Ngoài ra, chương trình biểu diễn của cô được phát sóng trên nhiều radio có uy tín tại Hoa Kì và một số chương trình truyền hình như Wayne Picciano’s award-winning “Grand Piano”, CUNY TV channel 75 trong chương trình “Study With the Best,” Đài Truyền hình Nhật Bản Fujisankei và Đài Truyền hình Việt Nam.

Thúy Quỳnh tốt nghiệp trường The Juilliard School và Mannes College of Music, nơi cô theo học Bella Davidovich và Jerome Rose. Cô giành được học vị Tiến sỹ về Âm nhạc Graduate Center of City University of New York vào năm 2009. Cô đã trình diễn trong các lớp học do các nghệ sỹ nổi tiếng thế giới giảng dạy như Tatiana Nikolaeva, Richard Goode, Jeffrey Swann và Andras Schiff. Cô được nhận học bổng Barry Brook Dissertation của Graduate Center để hoàn thành luận án Tiến sỹ với đề tài “Phân tích tác phẩm cuối cùng độc tấu pinao của Olivier Messiaen: Les Petites Esquisses d’oiseaux”. Ngoài ra, Thúy Quỳnh còn được nhận nhiều học bổng danh giá như “the United States Presidential Academic Excellence Award” và học bổng Fulbright để sang học tại Paris, Pháp.

Hiện nay, Thúy Quỳnh là giảng viên của Hunter College và the International Keyboard Institute and Festival tại New York City.
F. Chopin
Andante Spianato and Grande Polonaise, Op. 22
Quynh Nguyen
from Live from WGBH radio performance
WGBH radio
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F. Chopin
Grande Valse Brillante in A Flat Major
Op. 34
Quynh Nguyen
from Live performance on WGBH radio
WGBH radio
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Stravinsky
Concerto for Piano and Winds
First movement
Quynh Nguyen
Orchestre Regional de Paris
Philippe Ferro
Paris Conservatory
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Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
First movement
Quynh Nguyen, piano and members of the Biava Quartet
from Live from Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
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Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
Second movement
Quynh Nguyen, piano and members of the Biava Quartet
from Live from Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
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Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
Third movement
Quynh Nguyen, piano and members of the Biava Quartet
from Live from Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
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Robert Schumann
Piano Quartet in E flat major, Op. 47
Fourth movement
Quynh Nguyen, piano and members of the Biava Quartet
from Live from Rockport Chamber Music Festival
Rockport Chamber Music Festival
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