Quynh Nguyen

 

Biography

 


Praised by the Boston Globe as "a musical and expressive player" who is "sensitive and poetic," Vietnamese-American pianist Quynh Nguyen was selected as one of the "19 young stars of tomorrow" by Musical America. 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!"

Recently, Quynh just finished recording a new piano concerto with the London Symphony Orchestra this past January 2022. This work was written for her by the American composer Paul Chihara. The concerto will be part of her CD for Naxos's American Classics Series, and will feature all of Paul Chihara's piano works. She will perform the world premiere of this concerto with the Vietnamese National Symphony Orchestra at the Hanoi Opera House on October 7th, 2022, in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the US and Vietnam, fiscally sponsored by the New York Foundations for the Arts. Her upcoming recording of Germaine Tailleferre's piano music, sponsored by the Sorel Foundation, will be released later this year.

Quynh Nguyen has performed extensively throughout the United States, Europe, and Vietnam including Hungary, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and France, in notable concert venues such as Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, McEvoy Auditorium and the Freer Gallery at the Smithsonian in Washington D.C., the Kaye Playhouse in New York, the Berlin Konzerthause, and the Opera House in Hanoi, Vietnam. Her performances have been featured on radio stations throughout the United States as well as television programs such as "Grand Piano," which was shown on cable channels in several states across the country, CUNY TV channel 75 on the program "Study With the Best," Japanese television Fujisankei and Vietnamese national television. Her recordings can be found on the Arabesque Recordings label, on Itunes, and Amazon.

Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of The Juilliard School and Mannes College of Music, where she studied with Bella Davidovich and Jerome Rose respectively. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Graduate Center of City University of New York. Her dissertation titled An Analysis of Olivier Messiaen's Last Piano Solo Work: Les Petites Esquisses d'oiseaux received the Barry Brook Dissertation award from the Graduate Center. Additionally, she is the recipient of several highly prestigious scholarships and awards, including the United States Presidential Academic Excellence Award, the American Prize, and the Fulbright Fellowship to study music with the late Yvonne Loriod Messiaen in Paris, France in 2004-2005.

Dr. Nguyen currently serves on the music faculty of the Music Department at Hunter College, City University of New York, and the International Keyboard Institute and Festival.


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