Quynh Nguyen

 

Biography

 

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.