Quynh Nguyen

 

Biography

 

Vietnamese-American pianist Quynh Nguyen, selected as one of the "19 young stars of tomorrow" by Musical America, has performed extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France. 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!"

A prizewinner in various international and national piano competitions, Quynh Nguyen 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, and has been featured on the cable television show "Grand Piano," Japanese television Fujisankei, and Vietnamese national television.

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, Quynh made her solo debut at age eight and her orchestral premiere at age eleven, performing Mozart's Piano Concerto in D Minor, K. 466 with the Hanoi Conservatory Orchestra. She enrolled at the Gnessin Institute after winning a full scholarship at age thirteen to study piano performance in Moscow. She continued her studies at the Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music in New York, where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in piano performance, and 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, a Fulbright Fellowship to study music in Paris, France, and the American Prize Hollander Award for both of her solo and concerto with orchestra performances.

Ms. Nguyen currently serves on the faculty of Hunter College and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival in New York City.