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CIRRICULUM VITAE

CHUONG VU

Phone: (832) 423-8301

Email: cvu13579@gmail.comcvu13579@yahoo.com

 

 

I. EDUCATION:

 

+ Degrees:

 

Doctor of Musical Arts, University of North Texas, Denton, TX – Completed December 2015

Major: Violin Performance; Minor: Early Music

Dissertation: “A Practical Edition of the Twenty-Four Caprices for Solo Violin by Sir William Herschel”

Link to pdf version of dissertation:

https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc822781/m2/1/high_res_d/dissertation.pdf

 

Graduate Artist Certificate, University of North Texas – Completed May 2008

Major: Violin Performance; Minor: Chamber Music

 

Master of Music, University of Houston, Houston, TX – Completed May 2005

Major: Violin Performance

 

Bachelor of Music, University of Houston – Completed May 2003

Major: Violin Performance

 

+ Principal Violin Teachers:

 

            Philip Lewis – University of North Texas (August 2013 – December 2015)

            Emanuel Borok – University of North Texas (August 2006 – May 2013)

            Cynthia Roberts (baroque violin) – University of North Texas (August 2008 – May 2014)

            Fredell Lack – University of Houston (August 2002 – May 2006)

            Albert Muenzer – University of Houston (August 2000 – May 2003)

            Nguyen Anh Giang – Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music (August 1989 – January 1995)

            Bui Cong Thanh – Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music (August 1984 – May 1989)

 

+ Masterclasses:

 

            Victor Dachenko – University of North Texas (November 2013)

            Charles Castleman – University of North Texas (March 2012)

            Alex Kerr – University of North Texas (February 2011)

            Milos Valent – University of North Texas (January 2011)

            Elmar Oliveira – Texas Music Festival (July 2009)

            Kyung Sun Lee – Texas Music Festival (Jun 2007)

            Lucie Robert – Texas Music Festival (Jun 2007)

            Rachel Podger – University of Houston (February 2006)

            James Buswell – University of Houston (March 2005)

            William Preucil – University of Houston (October 2004)

            Karen Tuttle – University of Houston (February 2004)

            Ruggiero Ricci – University of Houston (November 2003)

            Almita Vamos – University of Houston (March 2003)

            Sylvia Rosenberg – University of Houston (November 2001)

 

 

II. TEACHING EXPERIENCES & PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

 

+ Academic Positions:

Lecturer in Violin and Viola, University of Texas, Arlington, Texas (January 2018-May 2019)

           Teach applied violin and viola lessons for undergraduate and graduate performance and music education majors

 

Teaching Fellow, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (August 2012 – May 2015)
            Assisted the Director of Early Music Studies and Early Music faculty
 
Adjunct Professor, Tarrant County College, Arlington, Texas (August 2011 – May 2014)
           Taught applied lessons to undergraduate in violin and viola
           Taught String Pedagogy classes
 
Teaching Assistant, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (August 2009 – May 2012)
            Assisted the Director of the Baroque Orchestra

+ Professional Activities:

 

Member of the jury, XI JSFest International Instrumental Music Competition, Dedicated to Composer Jan Sibelius - November 2023

            Organizer: International Cultural Association of Turku, Turku, Finland

            Other jury members: Sungsic Yang, Amelia Tionanda, Mateusz Kasprzak-Łabudziński, Ellen Kogut, Joanne Yeoh, Bihan Li, Ao Peng, and Beste Tiknaz Modiri

Member of the jury, X International Violin Competition "Astana-Violin" In Memory of David Oistrakh - November 2023

           Organizer: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Kazakhstan through Kazakh National University of Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan

           Other jury members: Aiman MussakhajaevaZakhar Bron, Dora Schwarzberg, Eduard Schmieder, Bui Cong Duy, Gernot Winischhofer, Ernis Asanaliev, and Christopher Zimmerman

Member of the juryVitual International Music Competition - December 2020

           Organizers: Chopin Society Malaysia and Sunway University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

           Other jury members: Ergys Koni, Bui Cong Duy, Gert Kumi, and Klaidi Sahatchi

Member of the pre-selection jury, George Enescu International Competition - April 2020

           Organizer: Government of Romania through the Ministry of Culture, Bucharest, Romania

           Jury members of the pre-selection round: Florin Croitoru, Diana Moș, Alexandru Tomescu (Bucharest, Romania); Ray Chang, Kyung Sun Lee, Sung Ju Lee, Chuong Vu, Quian Zhou (Seoul, South Korea); Weitong Tong, Zhijong Wang, and Lina Yu (Shanghai, China)

Deputy Chair of the Organizing Committee & member of the jury, Vietnam International Music Competition - August 2019

           Organizer: Ministry of Culture of Vietnam through Vietnam National Academy of Music and Vietnam Connection Music Festival, Hanoi, Vietnam

           Other jury members: Viktor Tretyakov, Stephanie Chase, Vilmos Szabadi, Xi Chen, Kyung Sun Lee, Joan Kwuon, Bui Cong Duy, Natalia Likhopoi, Lorenz Gamma, Gregory Lee, Max Levinson, Honna Tetsuji, Susan Dubois, Eugene Osadchy, and Chika Murata


+ Masterclasses and Other Teaching Experiences:

 

Guest Professor, Kazakh National University of the Arts, Astana, Kazakhstan (November 2023)

           Provided masterclasses in violin and chamber music

 

Professor, Euro Music Festival and Academy, Szczecin, Poland (July 2023)

            Provide private lessons and violin masterclasses.

Guest Artist, Hue Academy of Music, Hue, Vietnam (May 2022)

            Instructed violin masterclasses

 

Guest Artist, Sun Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Taipei, Taiwan (June 2019)

             Instructed violin masterclasses for members of the orchestra     

 

Guest Artist, Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hanoi, Vietnam (May 2019, May 2015)
            Instructed violin masterclasses

 

Guest Artist, Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, Vietnam (October 2018, May 2014)
            Instructed violin masterclasses

 

Faculty, Texas Conducting Workshop, Arlington, Texas (July 2018)

            Provided instructions to workshop’s participants

            Led section violins for the workshop orchestra
 
Guest Artist, Städtische Musikschule Passau, Passau, Germany (July 2014)

             Coached chamber groups as a member of the Fantasmi Baroque Ensemble

 

Guest Artist, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (May 2013)
            Coached chamber music groups as a member of Fantasmi Baroque Ensemble

 

Guest Artist, Dallas Asian-American Youth Orchestra, Dallas, Texas (October 2010, May 2008)

             Instructed violin masterclasses for member of the orchestra
 
Private Instructor,
International Conservatory of Music, Plano, Texas (August 2012 – May 2013)
Music Institute of North Texas, Frisco, Texas (August 2010 – May 2013) 
            Provided private lessons in violin and viola

 

Violin Teacher
Private Studios in Denton, Dallas, Frisco, and Plano, Texas (August 2013 – present)
Private Studios in Houston and Clear Lake, Texas (August 2003 – May 2006) 
            Provided weekly private lessons in violin and viola for 12 to 20 students 

+ Students’ Notable Achievements:
 

Gold Prize:

     2022 London Young Musician (online)

     2022 World Classical Music Awards (online)

     2022 King's Peak International Music Competition (online)

1st Prize:

     2023 JS (Jean Sibelius) Festival Instrumental Competition, Turku, Finland

     2023 American Protégé International Piano and String Competition (online)

     2023 UK International Music Competition (online)

     2023 U. S. Open Music Competition, Oakland, California

     2022 Bach International Music Competition (online)

     2012 Lake Lewisville Symphony’s Vernell Gregg Young Artists Competition (Junior Division), Lake Lewisville, Texas

 

Silver Prize:

     2022 Amadeus International Music Awards (online)

     2015 Allen Philharmonic’s Roger & Ella Jo Adams Concerto Competition, Allen, Texas

 

2nd Prize:

     2023 JS (Jean Sibelius) Festival Instrumental Competition, Turku, Finland

     2022 Bach International Music Competition (online)

     2022 UK International Music Competition (online)

     2014 International Music Conservatory’s International Young Artist Competition (Young Artist Division), Plano, Texas

3rd Prize:

     2023 JS (Jean Sibelius) Festival Instrumental Competition, Turku, Finland

     2022 King's Peak International Music Competition (online)

     2021 American Protégé International Piano and String Competition (online)

     2020 Virtual International Music Competition Malaysia (online)

Special Prize:

     2023 X Kazakhstan International Violin Competition "Astana-Violin" In Memory of David Oistrakh

     2022 Amadeus International Music Awards (online)

 

Honorable Mention:

     2022 Amadeus International Music Awards (online)

     2020 Denton Bach Society Competition, Denton, Texas

     2019 Plano Symphony Orchestra’s Collin County Young Artist Competition (Junior Division), Plano, Texas

     2016 Plano Symphony Orchestra’s Collin County Young Artist Competition (Senior Division), Plano, Texas

 

Members of the Texas All-State orchestras (2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2017, 2016)

Concertmaster of Texas All-State Philharmonic Orchestra (2017)

Gold Medal & Outstanding Performer Award - Texas State Solo & Ensemble Contest (2021 & 2016)

 

Admission into the undergraduate studies with scholarships at University of Indiana Jacobs School of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of North Texas School of Music, University of Houston Moores School of Music, and Columbia University Department of Music

 

 

III. PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS:

 

Deputy Head of the Organizing Committee and Artistic Advisor, Vietnam International Music Competition, Hanoi, Vietnam - 2019-present

The first Vietnam International Music Competition, under the patronage of the Vietnam Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, was held from 3rd to 11th of August 2019, in the Grand Concert Hall of Vietnam National Academy of Music. It was the first time an international competition for violin and ensemble groups of piano and string instruments was hosted in Vietnam. Many critically acclaimed artists and professors from leading universities and conservatories in the United States, Russia, Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Ukraine, Australia, South Korea, China, Japan, and Vietnam, among them Viktor Tretyakov, Stephanie Chase, Vilmos Szabadi, Kyung Sun Lee, and Chen Xi had accepted the invitations to join the jury of the competition. With the jury’s dream team consisted of many top-prize winners of the most prestigious international music competitions including Queen Elisabeth Competition and International Tchaikovsky International Competition, the Competition had attracted talented candidates from all over the world, contributing to a top-class stage where Vietnamese young musicians had a chance to compete and learn, to gain valuable experiences and be inspired to improve oneself in the process of building their musical careers. The final round of the competition, in which the candidates performed with Hanoi’s Sun Symphony Orchestra under the direction of conductor Olivier Ochanine, was broadcast live world-wide by The Violin Channel.

 

As the Deputy Head of the Organizing Committee and Artistic Advisor, I am actively involved in the process of finding donors and supporters, judging and inviting judges, organizing and implementing concerts, thematic programming, and educational workshops. With a burning desire to create the best conditions for international exchange right in the heart of Hanoi to leverage the development of Vietnam’s young musical talents and launch them on the furthest orbits, I hope that the competition will make it possible for the young generation of musical talents as well as strings, piano and the classical music circle in Vietnam to reach new successes on the international levels, while bringing Vietnam to the awareness of the young people in the world.

 

Founder, Artistic & Executive DirectorInternational Chamber Players, Dallas, Texas, USA - 2015-present

International Chamber Players (ICP) was founded in 2015 on the idea of “music without borders.” With its main focuses on international collaboration in the performance and teaching of classical music, International Chamber Players brings together some of today’s most distinguished artists as well as dedicated and rising young musicians for chamber music concerts and educational and outreach programs both in the US and abroad. Since its birth International Chamber Players has organized many successful tours to Vietnam. These tours include appearances in Vietnam's major concert halls such as Hanoi Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall, Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, French Institute L’Espace Hanoi, and Goethe Institute Hanoi. Guest artists on recent International Chamber Players tours have included international renowned artists such as Jeff  Bradetich, Stephanie Chase, Xi Chen, Susan  Dubois, Hector  Guzman, Jean-Louis Haguenauer, Christoph Hammer, David Itkin, Paul Leenhouts, Cynthia Roberts, James Scott, Vilmos Szabadi, Allen Whear, Christopher Zimmermann, Quartet Arod, Quartet Ulysses, and the musicians of the world-class Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra as well as outstanding young musicians from leading institutes including The Julliard School, Manhattan School  of  Music, Indiana University and University of North Texas, among others. In June 2019 ICP, in collaboration with Yi-Chen Artist Management, made its first tour with three concerts in Taiwan. A strong advocate for classical music education,

 

International Chamber Players has partnered with the leading Vietnamese institutions such as Vietnam National Academy of Music, Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, and Hue Academy of Music to offer lessons and masterclasses to many students, giving them opportunities to work with internationally recognized artists. Dedicated to bring unique classical musical experiences to worldwide audiences, International Chamber Players aims to bring classical music closer the general public.

 

As the Artistic and Executive Director of ICP, I am responsible and accountable for the overall management of the organization, including strategic planning, artistic administration, contracting artists, concert production, budgeting and fundraising, public relations, education, and community engagement. I have successfully solicited grants and funding from local and national agencies on an annual basis.

 

Co-founder & Artistic Director, Vietnam Connection Music Festival, Hanoi, Vietnam - 2015-present

Founded in 2015, Vietnam Connection Music Festival (VNCMF) brings distinguished international artists as well as accomplished Vietnamese musicians who live abroad to Vietnam to collaborate with outstanding Vietnamese artists in the performance and teaching of classical music. Thanks to the dedication of Vietnamese and international musicians, the generous sponsorship of Vietnam and overseas business and civic groups, and the enthusiasm of the general public, Vietnam Connection Music Festival is currently in its eighth season.

 

After the successes of the first two seasons in 2015 and 2016, VNCMF 2017 took place from August 12th to 26th in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hue. Audiences of all ages have had the opportunities to enjoy 11 special concerts, with the participation of nearly 40 leading Vietnamese and international artists from the United States, France, Russia, Ukraine, Australia, Taiwan, Korea, Hong Kong, and China. As education an important element in the operation of VNCMF, six talented young violinists aged 10 to 17 years old from prestigious Vietnamese music schools have been selected to participate in the festival. VNCMF provided them with the opportunity to study with internationally acclaimed music educators as well as practiced their performing skills along professional artists in the 3 concerts designed especially for them in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hue. In the 2018 season the festival welcomed nearly 50 musicians from Vietnam and 4 continents of the world, who presented 11 concerts in Hanoi, Danang, and Ho Chi Minh City. For the first time VNCMF featured 3 orchestral concerts by its orchestra-in-residence Vietnam Classical Players, with repertoire ranging from early baroque to late romantic. Other highlights of the 2018 season include the debut of the concert series Vietnam Connection Music Festival Abroad with a concert at the Voertman Concert Hall in Texas, USA by Vietnamese conductor Tran Vuong Thach, Vietnamese zither soloist Nguyen Hai Phuong and the University of North Texas Festival Orchestra, featuring works by Vietnamese composers Tran Ding Lang and Hoang Cuong and a Vietnam tour by the Vietnam Classical Players to celebrate the European Day, an event organized and sponsored by the Delegation of European Union, the Embassy of the European Union Member States, and the European Cultural Institutes. In August 2019 VNCMF co-organized the inaugural Vietnam International Music Competition for Violin and Chamber Music, which was an outstanding success garnering worldwide attention and acclaim. VNCMF has been considered as one of the most anticipated music events in Vietnam.

 

As the Artistic Director of the festival, I am in charge of selecting and inviting international artists as well as creating music programs to be performed at the festival. I am also actively involved in the process of finding new sponsorship and developing global partners for the festival. At present, VNCMF has partnership with over 20 organizations in Vietnam and abroad.

 

 

IV. NOTABLE MEDIA APPEARANCES AND TELEVISION BROADCASTS:

 

George Enescu International Competition, https://www.festivalenescu.ro - October 2019. Publications by the George Enescu International Competition (Romania); I was invited to join the violin pre-selection jury for the 2020 competition.

https://www.festivalenescu.ro/wp/files/Rules-Violin.pdf

 

Stay Thirsty Magazine – October 2018. “Connecting Through Classical Music in Vietnam” - An article about violin great Stephanie Chase’s experiences at the Vietnam Connection Music Festival 2018.

https://staythirstymagazine.blogspot.com/p/stephanie-chase-vietnam-fall-2018.html?fbclid=IwAR2aQAZFvpXuRY-H_1QV79XRgygmp_3LGQ6e9gaqrr49Ofq4APNIhYBBC7I

VNEXPRESS, https://vnexpress.net/ - October 2018. "Dr. Chuong Vu: 'Young Vietnamese People Are More and More Interested in Symphonic Music" - An exclusive interview (in Vietnamese) with me by VNExpress on the occasion of the London Symphony Orchestra's concert in Vietnam.

https://vnexpress.net/tien-si-am-nhac-chuong-vu-nguoi-viet-tre-ngay-mot-thich-giao-huong-3820570.html

 

The Saigon Times – October 2018. “Sheherazade takes Saigon by storms” – Review of my concert with the Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra.

https://english.thesaigontimes.vn/63572/sheherazade-takes-saigon-by-storm.html?fbclid=IwAR2-vrfOLSbE0xZ-9HzsiHZl9S-9iwRJaAvC9dHJZ21amn9BNP2sfpA-t5s

 

Talk Vietnam, https://talkvietnam.com/ – November 2015. “US-VN artists to perform at concert celebrating VN-US ties” – Press release about my solo performance of the Barber Violin Concerto with the HBSO Symphony Orchestra at the concert to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-US diplomatic relationship.

http://www.talkvietnam.com/2015/11/us-vn-artists-to-perform-at-concert-celebrating-vn-us-ties/

 

Vietnam Television Channel 10, VTC10 – September 2015. “Realizing Father’s Musical Dream” – A documentary about me and my contributions to classical music in Vietnam.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2ss7GbdypA

 

North Texas Daily – February 2015. “Doctoral student hosts musicians from Vietnam” – Article about my role in the collaboration between UNT and Vietnamese artists and students”

http://ntdaily.com/doctoral-student-hosts-musicians-from-vietnam

 

The Saigon Times – May 2014. “Vietnamese violinist gigs with University of North Texas artists” – Article introducing me and my UNT colleagues on the occasion of our concert at the Hochiminh City Opera House.

http://english.thesaigontimes.vn/34684/Vietnamese-violinist-gigs-with-University-of-North-Texas-artists.html

 

 

V. RECENT PERFORMANCES & NOTABLE PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES:

+ Solo Performances with Orchestras:

 

Kazakh State Symphony Orchestra, Astana, Kazakhstan - November 2023

       Dang Hong Anh - Concerto for Two Violins "The Four Seasons of Vietnam" (Kazakhstan premiere)

       Conductor: Christopher Zimmerman

       Co-soloist: Bui Cong Duy, violin

       Kazakhstan Central Concert Hall, Astana, Kazakhstan

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – October 2023

        Antonin Dvorak - Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 11

        Amy Beach - Romance for Violin and Orchestra (arrangement), Op. 23

        Conductor: Tran Vuong Thach

        Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Northeast Orchestra, Hurst, Texas – October 2023

        Antonin Dvorak - Romance in F minor for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 11

        Amy Beach - Romance for Violin and Orchestra (arrangement), Op. 23

        Conductor: Thomas Connely

        Peace Lutheran Church, Hurst, Texas

Hanoi Philharmonic & Sun Symphony Joint Orchestra, Hanoi, Vietnam – September 2023

       "Shlomo Mintz and Friends: A Celebration"

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Violins in C minor, RV 509

        Soloists: Shlomo Mintz & Chuong Vu

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for 3 Violins in F major, RV 551

        Soloists: Shlomo Mintz, Bui Cong Duy & Chuong Vu

        Conductors: Shlomo Mintz & Olivier Ochanine

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – August 2023

        Dang Hong Anh - Concerto for Two Violins "The Four Seasons of Vietnam" (world premiere)

        Co-soloist: Bui Cong Duy, violin

        Conductor: Honna Tetsuji

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanoi, Vietnam – April 2023

        Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor

        Conductor: Alexander Mickelthwate

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – May 2022

        Gabriel Faure – Violin Concerto in D minor

        Conductor: Honna Tetsuji

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi, Vietnam – May 2022

        Gabriel Faure – Violin Concerto in D minor (Vietnam premiere)

        Conductor: Honna Tetsuji

        Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam

Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi, Vietnam – November 2019

        Alfred Schnittke – Concerto Grosso No. 1

        Co-soloist: Bui Cong Duy (violin)

        Conductor: Christopher Zimmerman

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – October 2019

        Alfred Schnittke – Concerto Grosso No. 1 (Vietnam Premiere)

        Co-soloist: Bui Cong Duy (violin)

        Conductor: Christopher Zimmerman

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Sun Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2019

        Giuseppe Valentini – Concerto for 4 Violins, Viola & Cello in A minor, Op. 7 No. 11

        Co-soloists: Lorenz Gamma, Chen Xi & Bui Cong Duy (violin)

                             Susan Dubois (viola), Eugene Osadchy (cello)

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for 2 Violins and Cello, RV 565

        Co-soloists: Vilmos Szabadi (volin), Eugene Osadchy (cello)

        Ludwig Wilhelm Maurer – Concertante for 4 Violins and Orchestra, Op. 55 (Vietnam Premiere)

        Co-soloists: Kyung Sun Lee, Chen Xi & Gregory Lee (violin)

        Conductor: Olivier Ochanine

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

        Vietnam International Music Competition Jury Gala Concert

Sun Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra, Taipei, Taiwan – June 2019

        Ludwig van Beethoven – Triple Concerto in C major, Op. 56

        Co-soloists: Grace Ho (cello), Mabel Chou (piano)

        Conductor: Ai-Kuang Sun

        Luzhou KHS Concert Hall, Taipei, Taiwan

 

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – June 2019

        Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor

        Co-soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen (piano)

        Conductor: Wojciech Czepiel

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanoi, Vietnam – May 2019

        Felix Mendelssohn – Concerto for Violin and Piano in D minor

        Co-soloist: Dao Trong Tuyen (piano)

        Conductor: Wojciech Czepiel

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Falls, Texas – November 2018

        Camille Saint-Saens – Danse Macabre

        Conductor: Fouad Fakhouri

        Memorial Auditorium, Wichita Falls, Texas

 

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – October 2018

        Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Sheherazade

        Conductor: Christopher Zimmerman

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Vietnam Classical Players, Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2018

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, RV 580

                                      Concerto for 2 Violins and 2 Cellos, RV 564

        Co-soloists: Stephanie Chase, Zhan Shu & Hoang Linh Chi (violin)

                             Bronwyn Banerdt & Ngo Hoang Quan (cello)

        Conductor: Honna Tetsuji

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Vietnam Classical Players, Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2018

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, RV 580

                                      Concerto for 2 Violins and 2 Cellos, RV 564

        Co-soloists: Stephanie Chase, Zhan Shu & Hoang Linh Chi (violin)

                             Bronwyn Banerdt & Ngo Hoang Quan (cello)

        Conductor: Honna Tetsuji

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – December 2017

        Jean Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47
        Conductor: Kalle Kuusava

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

        Special concert to celebrate 100th Independence Day of Finland

 

Vietnam National Symphony Orchestra, Hanoi, Vietnam – December 2017

        Jean Sibelius – Violin Concerto in D Minor, Op. 47

        Conductor: Nathalie Marin

        Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo, Texas – November 2017
        Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto in E Major, BWV 1042
        Conductor: David Phillips
        Murphey Performance Hall, San Angelo, Texas

 

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – October 2017

        John Williams – Three Pieces from “Schindler’s List”

                                     The Chairman’s Waltz from “Memoirs of a Geisha”

                                     Tango from “Scent of a Woman”

        Conductor: Hector Guzman

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Vietnam Classical Players, Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2017

        Antonio Vivaldi – Winter from “The Four Seasons”
        Astor Piazolla – Winter from “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”

        Leader and soloist: Chuong Vu

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Vietnam Classical Players, Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2017

        Antonio Vivaldi – Winter from “The Four Seasons”

        Astor Piazolla – Winter from “The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires”

        Leader and soloist: Chuong Vu

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Plano Symphony Orchestra, Plano, Texas – September 2016

        Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, BWV 1048

        Co-soloists: Ania Bard & Szemoke Jobbagy (violin)

                             April Kondrat, Monika Nierychlo-Fryklund & Bo Dong (viola)

                             Eugene Osadchy, John Landefeld & Dan Totan (cello)

                             Jack Unzicker (double bass)

        Conductor: Hector Guzman 

        Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, Richardson, Texas

 

San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo, Texas – March 2016

        John Williams – Music for Violin and Orchestra from the movie "Schindler’s List"

        Conductor: Hector Guzman

        McNease Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas

 

San Angelo Symphony Orchestra, San Angelo, Texas – February 2016

        Johann Sebastian Bach – Concerto for 2 Violins in D Minor, BWV 1043

        Co-soloist: Jesus Saenz (violin)

        Conductor: Hector Guzman

        McNease Convention Center, San Angelo, Texas

           

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – November 2015

        Samuel Barber – Concerto for Violin, Op. 14

        Conductor: David Itkin

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

        Special concert to celebrate 20th Anniversary of Vietnam-US’s diplomatic relationship

 

HBSO Chamber Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – May 2015

        Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op. 8

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin in D ''Il Grosso Mogul'' RV 208

        Conductor: Clay Couturiaux

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Hanoi Philharmonic Orchestra, Hanoi, Vietnam – May 2015

        Giuseppe Valentini – Concerto for 4 Violins in A minor, Op. 7 No. 11

        Co-soloists: Nguyen My Huong, Phan Thi To Trinh, and Ngo Hoang Linh

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, RV 580

        Co-soloists: Bui Cong Duy, Duong Minh Chinh and Pham Truong Son

        Conductor: Clay Couturiaux

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

HBSO Symphony Orchestra, Ho Chi Minh City – May 2014

        Edward Elgar – Introduction and Allegro, Op. 47

        Johannes Brahms – Double Concerto for Violin and Cello in A Minor, Op. 102

        Co-soloists: Felix Olschofka (violin), Daphne Gerling (viola),

                             Grace Ho & Dan Totan (cello)

        Conductor: Clay Couturiaux

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra, Denton, Texas – April 2014

        Johann Sebastien Bach – Brandenburg Concert No. 2, BWV 1047

        Co-soloists: Paul Leenhouts (recorder), Kathryn Montoya (oboe) & Andreas Stoltzfus (trumpet)

        Conductor: Paul Leenhouts

        Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, Texas

 

Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Richardson, Texas – March 2014

        John Williams – Music for Violin and Orchestra from the movie “Schindler’s List”

        Conductor: Clay Couturiaux

        Charles W. Eisemann Center for Performing Arts, Richardson, Texas

 

Northeast Orchestra, North Richland Hills, Texas – March 2014

        He Zhanhao and Chen Gang – “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto

        Conductor: Thomas Connelly

        St. Andrew United Methodist Church, Plano, Texas

 

Northeast Orchestra – February 2014

        He Zhanhao and Chen Gang – “Butterfly Lovers” Violin Concerto

        Conductor: Thomas Connelly

        Peace Lutheran Church, Hurst, Texas

 

University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra – November 2013

        Antonio Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, Op. 8

        Conductor: Paul Leenhouts

        Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, Texas

 

University of North Texas Concert Orchestra, Denton Texas – April 2013

        Bela Bartok – Two Portraits, Op. 5

        Conductor: Clay Couturiaux

        Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, Texas

 

Northeast Orchestra – February 2013

        Max Bruch – Concerto No. 1 in G Minor, Op. 26

        Conductor: Thomas Connelly

        Peace Lutheran Church, Hurst, Texas

 

University of North Texas Concert Orchestra – October 2012

        Camille Saint-Saens – Danse Macabre

        John Morris – Music for Violin and Orchestra from the movie “Young Frankenstein”

        Conductor: Clay Couturiaux

        Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, Texas

 

Odysseus Chamber Orchestra, Denton, Texas – May 2012

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for 4 Violins in B minor, RV 580

        Co-soloists: Ekaterina Tarasova, Szemoke Jobbagy & Leah Greenfield (violin)

        Conductor: Jason Lim

        Krum High School Auditorium, Krum, Texas

 

University of North Texas Baroque Orchestra – April 2012

        Antonio Vivaldi – Concerto for Violin in D ''Il Grosso Mogul'' RV 208

        Conductor: Paul Leenhouts

        Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, Texas

           

+ Solo Recitals:

 

"Classical Romance" - Presented by Saigon Classical Music Group - October 2023

      Arts and Literature Association Recital Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      Performers: Chuong Vu (violin) with Nguyen Tan Anh (cello), and Nguyen Thuy Yen, Pham Nguyen Anh Vu

                            and Nguyen Ngoc Nguyen Trinh (piano)

      Works by Huy Du, Hoang Duong, Vu Viet Anh, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Amy Beach, and Clara Schumann

"Songs and Fantasies with Chuong Vu & Maxim Zecchini" - A Vietnam Tour to Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of France-Vietnam's Diplomatic Relationship Presented by The French Institute Vietnam - September 2023

      ERATO Recital Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      Institut d’Echanges Culturels avec la France Concert Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      Pho Ben Doi Creative Studio, Da Lat, Vietnam

      The Ballroom at Novotel Danang Premier Han River, Danang, Vietnam

      Hue National Academy of Music Recital Hall, Hue, Vietnam

      Lycée français Alexandre Yersin Auditorium, Hanoi, Vietnam

      Performers: Chuong Vu (violin) and Maxim Zecchini (piano)

      Works by Saint-Saens, Debussy, Ravel, Chausson, Sarasate, Piaf, and Vu Viet Anh

"Classical Romance" - Presented by Vietnam National Academy of Music - Sepetember 2023

      Vietnam National Academy of Music Recital Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

      Performers: Chuong Vu (violin) with Tran Thi Mo (cello), and Nguyen Huy Phuong and Nguyen Thu Hien (piano).

      Works by Huy Du, Hoang Duong, Vu Viet Anh, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Amy Beach, and Clara Schumann

"On Wings of Melodies" - Presented by Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music - April 2023

      Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

      Performers: Chuong Vu (violin), Nguyen Tan Anh (cello), Hoang Ngoc Anh Quan (clarinet), Hoang Ngoc Long (horn), Mai Y Nhi (harp), 

                            Nguyen Thanh Huy (guitar), and Sun Young Ju (piano).

      Works by Nicolai von Wilm, Astor Piazzolla, Gian Carlo Menotti, and Zdeněk Fibich

      

"In Recital: Chuong Vu & Vincent Adragna," A Vietnam Tour Presented by The French Institute Vietnam - May 2022

       Pho Ben Doi Creative Studio, Da Lat, Vietnam

       Renaissance Collection, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

       Lycée français Alexandre Yersin Auditorium, Hanoi, Vietnam

       The Ballroom at Four Points by Sheraton Danang, Danang, Vietnam

       Hue National Academy of Music Recital Hall, Hue, Vietnam

       Performers: Chuong Vu (violin) and Vincent Adragna (piano)

       Works by Debussy, Ravel, Brahms, L. Boulanger and Faure

"A Doctoral Recital" - Presented by University of North Texas College of Music - October 2015

        University of North Texas College of Music Recital Hall, Denton, Texas

        Work: Twenty-four Caprices for Solo Violin by Sir William Herschel

"A Doctoral Recital" - Presented by University of North Texas College of Music – April 2010

        University of North Texas College of Music Recital Hall, Denton, Texas

        Performers: Chuong Vu (violin) with Szemoke Jobbagy (violin), Michelle Paczut (viola), Grace Ho and Ross Gasworth (cello),

                              and Anastasia Marknina (piano)

        Works by Prokofiev and Tchaikovsky

 

"A Doctoral Recital" - Presented by University of North Texas College of Music - January 2010

        University of North Texas College of Music Recital Hall

        Performers: Chuong Vu (violin) with Esthea Kruger (piano)

        Works: Violin Concerti by Glazunov and Shostakovich (Op. 77)

 

"A Doctoral Recital" - Presented by University of North Texas College of Music - April 2009

        University of North Texas College of Music Concert Hall, Denton, Texas

        Performers: Chuong Vu (violin) with Anastasia Markina and Elena Doroshkina (piano)

        Works by W. A. Mozart, Debussy, Bloch, Prokofiev, and Sarasate

 

+ Chamber Music Performances:

 

The X International Violin Competition "Astana-Violin" In Memory of David Oistrakh, Astana, Kazakhstan - November 2023

       "Jury Concert" - Works by A. Beach, J. S. Bach, Kreisler, Wieniawski, Huy Du, and Dam Linh

       Performers: Zakhar Bron, Aiman Mussakhajaeva, Bui Cong Duy, Gernot Winischhofer, Ernis Asanaliev, and Chuong Vu (violin) and

                              Irina Vinogradova (piano)

       Astana Opera, Astana, Kazakhstan

Saigon Classical Music Group, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - August 2023

      "In the Key of G Minor" - Works by Mozart and Brahms

       Performers: Chuong Vu (violin), Yi-Wen Chao (viola), Grace Ho (cello), and Max Levinson (piano)

       Arts and Literature Association Recital Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Euro Music Festival and Academy, Szczecin, Poland - July 2023

       "Faculty Concerts" - Works by Clara Schumann and Beethoven

        Performers: Chuong Vu (violin), Jinho Hong (cello), and Tina Chong and Christophe Alvarez (piano)

        Academy of Arts, Szczecin, Poland

Solund Kyrkje Concert, Solund Municipality, Norway - July 2023

       "A Musical Evening" - Works by Albinoni, A. Beach, Dvorak, Massenet, Rachmaninov, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, and Ysaye

        Performers: Chuong Vu and Szemoke Jobaggy (violin), and Peter Jobbagy (organ and piano)

        Solund Kyrkje, Solund Municipality, Norway

Gulen Kyrkje Musical Evenings Series, Eivindvik, Norway - July 2023

       "A Musical Evening at Gulen Kyrkje" - Works by Albinoni, A. Beach, Dvorak, Massenet, Rachmaninov, Sarasate, Tchaikovsky, and Ysaye

        Performers: Chuong Vu and Szemoke Jobaggy (violin), and Peter Jobbagy (organ and piano)

        Gulen Kyrkje, Eivindvik, Norway

 

Yi-Chen Artists International, Taipei, Taiwan – June 2019

        "An Evening of Chamber Music" - Works by Dubois, Schumann & Dvorak

        Performers: Chuong Vu ans Swang Lin (violin), Yi-Wen Chao (viola), Grace Ho (cello), Nguyen Hoang Tung (oboe), and Sun Young Ju (piano)

        Taipei Philharmonic & Henry Mazer Music and Cultural Center, Taipei, Taiwan

 

Vietnam May Tour, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, Vietnam – May 2019

        “A Night of Chamber Music” – Works by Beethoven, Brahms & Schubert

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Recital Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

        “Gypsy Dance” – Works by Haydn, Brahms & Piazolla

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Recital Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

        “Contrast” – Works by Brahms, Faure and Dubois

        L’Espace Auditorium L’Institut francais de Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

        “Along the Two Worlds” – Works by Brahms, Faure and Dubois

         Arts and Literature Association Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Melange Musical, Grapevine, Texas – January 2019

        Works by Telemann, Henkel & Schumann

        Lancaster Theater, Grapevine, Texas

 

Melange Musical, Grapevine, Texas – November 2018

        Works by Mozart, Dubois & Shostakovich

        Lancaster Theater, Grapevine, Texas

          

Vietnam Connection Music Festival, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2018

        “Three to Tango” – Works by Handel, Granados, Moszkowki & Piazolla

        Van Lang University Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

        “The Power of Three” – Works by Moszkowski, Shostakovich, Sarasate & Mendelssohn

        Erato Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

        “Brahms, Brahms & Brahms” – Works by Brahms

        Soul Live Project Complex, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

William Scharnberg Faculty and Guest Artist Recital, Denton, Texas – February 2018

        Works by Abbott, Gliere, Bentzon, Madsen, & Nagy

        Voertman Hall, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

 

Vietnam Connection Music Festival, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2017

        “Jean-Louis Haguenauer & Friends” – Works by Faure, Debussy & Chausson

        Erato Performance Hall, Hochiminh City, Vietnam

        “Jean-Louis Haguenauer & Friends” – Works by Faure, Debussy & Chausson

        French Institute Hanoi L’Espace, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Vietnam Connection Music Festival, Ho Chi Minh City & Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2016

        “A Celebration of Songs & Dances” – Works by Piazolla (arranged by J. Milone)

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall

        “The Four Seasons in Brandenburg” – Works by Vivaldi and J.S.Bach

        Goethe Institute Hanoi, Hanoi, Vietnam

        “Zhan Shu & Friends” – Works by Vivaldi

        Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

           

VASCAM String Quartet, Houston, Texas – March 2016

        “VASCAM Spring Concert” – Works by P. Q. Phan

        Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater, Houston, Texas

 

Chamber Music International, Dallas, Texas – December 2015

        “The Seasons Unfold” – Works by J. S. Bach and Vivaldi

        St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church, Richardson, Texas

 

Autumn Melodies Arts Festival, Hochiminh City, Vietnam – August 2015

        “Baroque Concerti” – Works by Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi, Platti, Leo, and Valentini

        “Romantic Treasures” – Works by Mendelssohn, Stolpe, Mahler, Brahms, Bruch…

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

Vietnamese American Music Festival, Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2015

        “Baroque Concerti” – Works by Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi, Platti, Leo, and Valentini

        “Romantic Treasures” – Works by Mendelssohn, Stolpe, Mahler, Brahms, Bruch…

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Grand Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

Guest Artist, Faculty and Student Recital, Denton, Texas – February 2015

        Works by W. A. Mozart, Berg, and Brahms

        Voertman Hall, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

 

Winter Sky Ensemble Recital, Denton, Texas – February 2015

        “The Music of William Coble”

        Voertman Hall, University of North Texas, Denton, Texas

 

Fantasmi at Institut für Musikinstrumentenkunde, Greifenberg, Germany – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        Institut für Musikinstrumentenkunde, Greifenberg, Germany

 

Fantasmi at Klosterkirche, Irsee, Germany – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        Klosterkirche, Irsee, Germany

 

Fantasmi at Goldener Saal, Augsburg, Germany – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        Goldener Saal, Augsburg, Germany

 

Fantasmi at Zagreb Cathedral, Zagreb, Croatia – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        Zagreb Cathedral, Zagreb, Croatia

 

“St Donat’s Musical Evenings” Presents Fantasmi, Zadar, Croatia – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        St Donatus Church, Zadar, Croatia

 

Fantasmi at Stiftskirche, Baumgartenberg, Austria – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        Stiftskirche, Baumgartenberg, Austria

 

“Originalklang Freistadt” Presents Fantasmi, Freistadt, Austria – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        Liebfrauenkirche, Freistadt, Austria

 

Fantasmi at Peterskirche, Vienna, Austria – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        Peterskirche, Vienna, Austria

 

Fantasmi & Passau Recorder Festival Students, Passau, Germany – July 2014

        Works by Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, Babell, Graupner, and Sammartini

        Aula Gymnasium Leopoldinum, Passau, Germany

 

Fantasmi at St Stephan’s Dom, Passau, Germany – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        St Stephan’s Dom, Passau, Germany

 

Fantasmi at Pfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt, Vornbach, Germany – July 2014

        Works by Muffat, Hugl, Steffani, Spiess, Senfl, Biber, Fasch, Conradi, and Aufschnaiter

        Pfarrkirche Maria Himmelfahrt, Vornbach, Germany

 

“A Night of Chamber Music,” Hanoi, Vietnam – May 2014

        Works by Mendelssohn, W. A. Mozart, and Brahms

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Recital Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

 

“A Night of Chamber Music,” Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – May 2014

        Works by Tchaikovsky, W. A. Mozart, and Brahms

        Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music Concert Hall, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

XXVI Festival International de Musica do Para, Belem, Brazil – May 2013

        Fantasmi – Works by Vivaldi, Geminiani, A. Scarlatti, D. Scarlatti, and Corelli

        Theatro da Paz, Belem, Brazil

        Live broadcast on Brazilian TV Cultura Canal 2

 

Enflama 7 Presents Fantasmi, Sao Paulo, Brazil – May 2013

        Works by Vivaldi, Geminiani, A. Scarlatti, D. Scarlatti, and Corelli

        Igreja da Consolação, Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

Fantasmi & Enflama 7 Participants’ Concert, Sao Paulo, Brazil – May 2013

        Works by Vivaldi, Sammartini, Handel, and Telemann

        Igreja da Consolação, Sao Paulo, Brazil

           

William Scharnberg Faculty Recital, Denton, Texas – February 2013

        Works by Wyner, Fick, Sargon, and Nagy

        Voertman Hall, Denton, Texas

 

Guest Composer Yehudi Wyner Recital, Denton, Texas – January 2013

        The Music of Yehudi Wyner

        Voertman Hall, Denton, Texas

 

Live at the Dallas Steinway Hall, Dallas, Texas – September 2010

        Works by W. A. Mozart, Schoenfield, and Shostakovich

        Steinway Hall, Dallas, Texas

 

Dallas Library Summer Concert Series, Dallas, Texas – September 2010        

        Works by W. A. Mozart, Schoenfield, and Shostakovich

        Dallas Library, Dallas, Texas

 

Boston Early Music Festival, Boston, Massachusetts – Jun 2009

        Young Artists Concert – University of North Texas

        First Church in Cambridge, Cambridge, Massachusetts

 

Center for Chamber Music Studies, University of North Texas – August 2007 to May 2009

        Four concerts, performing piano trios and quartets by Ravel, Brahms, and Schumann

        Murchison Performing Center, Denton, Texas

 

Dallas’s Fine Arts Chamber Players, Dallas, Texas – November 2008

        Bancroft Family Concert Series – Handel’s “Saul” in chamber music settings

        Horchow Auditorium at the Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, Texas

 

Manchester Music Festival, Manchester, Vermont – July/August 2007

        Young Artists’ Concerts – Works by Beethoven, Brahms, Prokofiev, and Dvorak

        Riley Center for the Arts, Manchester, Vermont

 

Texas Music Festival, Houston, Texas – June 2007

        Young Artists’ Showcase – Works by Beethoven

        Dudley Recital Hall, Houston, Texas

+ Directing and leading:

 

Vietnam Classical Players, Hanoi, Vietnam – May 2018

        The Music of Mozart, Peter Warlock, Chopin, Kreisler, and Rodrigo Aranjuez

        Hanoi Opera House, Hanoi, Vietnam

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

        Special Tour to celebrate “Europe Days 2018,” organized by Delegation of the European Union to Vietnam

 

Vietnam Classical Players & Special Guests, Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2017

        Peter Warlock – Capriol Suite
        Vietnam National Academy of Music Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam             

 

Vietnam Virtuosi & Special Guests, Hanoi, Vietnam – August 2016

        “The Music of Johann Sebastian Bach”

        Vietnam National Academy of Music Concert Hall, Hanoi, Vietnam

        Ho Chi Minh City Opera House, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

 

University of North Texas Baroque Chamber Orchestra, Denton, Texas – April 2013

        Giuseppe Valentini – Concerto for 4 Violins in A minor, Op. 7 No. 11

        Murchison Performing Arts Center, Denton, Texas

 

+ Notable Co-Soloists & Chamber Music Partners:

 

        Jeff Bradetich (double bass) – Regent Professor, University of North Texas

        Banerdt Bronwyn (cello) - Member, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Pennsylvania

        Duy Cong Bui (violin) – Gold Medalist, 1997 Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians, Saint-Petersburg, Russia

        Stephanie Chase (violin) – Bronze Medalist, 1982 International Tchaikovsky Competition. Moscow, Russia

        Xi Chen (violin) – Silver Prize (with no Gold Prize awarded), 2002 International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition, Moscow, Russia

        Susan Dubois (viola) – Chair of the String Department, University of North Texas

        Jean-Louis Haguenauer (piano) – Professor of Piano, Indiana University

        Christoph Hammer (harpsichord) – Professor of Collaborative Piano, University of North Texas

        Theodore Harvey (cello) – Associate Principal Cellist, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Texas 

        Steven Harlos (piano) – Chair of the Keyboard Department, University of North Texas

        Nai Yuan Hu (violin) – Gold Medalist, 1985 Queen Elizabeth Competition, Brussels, Belgium 

        Kyung Sun Lee (violin) – Professor of Violin, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

        Paul Leenhouts (recorder) – Director of Early Music Studies, University of North Texas

        Max Levinson (piano) - Professor of Piano, Boston Conservatory at Berklee and New England Conservatory

        Kathryn Montoya (baroque oboe) – Professor of Baroque Oboe, University of North Texas

        Elizabeth McNutt (flute) – Director of NOVA, University of North Texas

        Felix Olschofka (violin) – Associate Dean, University of North Texas

        Cynthia Roberts (baroque violin) – Professor of Baroque Violin, The Julliard School, New York

        William Scharnberg (horn) – Professor of Horn, University of North Texas

        Vilmos Szabadi (violin) – Head of Violin Department, Liszt Ferenc Academy of Music, Budapest, Hungary

        Zhan Shu (violin) – Member, The Cleveland Orchestra, Ohio

        Isobe Shuhei (clarinet) - Former Principal Clarinetist, NHK Symphony Orchestra, Tokyo, Japan

        Allen Whear (baroque cello) – Professor of Baroque Cello, University of North Texas

 

+ Notable Composer-Collaborators:

 

        William Coble – prize-winning composer; work premiered: Winter Sky for Mixed Quintet (2015)

        Hong-Anh Dang - composer; work premiered: Concerto for Two Violins and Orchestra (2023) and 

                                       Lotus in the Moonlight for Violin and Piano (2019)

        Jonathan Leshnoff - award-winning composer; work premiered: Concertante for Two Violins and Orchestra (2024)

        P. Q. Phan – Rome prize-winning composer, work premiered: Concerto for Violin and Orchestra (2024)

        Anh Viet Vu - composer; work premiered: Fantasia on Spring Praying for Violin and Piano (2023)

 

+ Orchestral Experiences:

 

Concertmaster

     San Angelo Symphony, San Angelo, Texas – 2013-2023

     VASCAM Ensemble – 2016-2022

     University of North Texas Concert and Baroque Orchestras – 2010-2015

     University of North Texas Opera Orchestra – 2010-2011

 

Guest Concertmaster

     Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra, Wichita Falls, Texas – Jun, 2022; November & December, 2018

     Richardson Symphony Orchestra, Richardson, Texas – October & November, 2019

     Irving Symphony Orchestra, Irving, Texas – February & May, 2017

     Monroe Symphony Orchestra, Monroe, Louisiana – 2014-2016

     Amarillo Symphony, Amarillo, Texas – December 2013

 

Assistant Principal Second

     Symphony of Southeast Texas, Beaumont, Texas – 2003-2008

 

Associate Musician

     Dallas Opera Orchestra, Dallas, Texas – 2015-present

Extra Musician

     Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Fort Worth, Texas – 2013-present

     Oklahoma City Philharmonic, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma – 2013-present

     Dallas Chamber Symphony, Dallas, Texas – 2012-present

     Dallas Chamber Orchestra, Dallas, Texas – 2012-2014

     Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas, Texas – 2012-2013

 

+ Honors and Awards:

 

Certificate of Recognition for Achievement in Teaching, American Protégé International Competition, 2023, 2021

Excellent Teacher Award, UK International Music Competition, 2023, 2022

Outstanding Teacher Award, Bach International Music Competition, 2022

Teacher Award, World Classical Music Awards, 2022

Graduate Assistantship, University of North Texas, 2012-2015

Doctoral Fellowship, University of North Texas, 2009-2012

Outstanding Graduate Student in Strings Award, University of North Texas, 2011-2012

Dean’s Camerata Scholarship, University of North Texas, 2006-2009

Lack Starling Scholarship from the Starling Foundation, University of Houston, 2003-2005

Music Director’s Scholarship, University of Houston, 2000-2003

Fellowship, Boston Early Music Festival, 2013, 2011, 2009

Young Artist Fellowship, Manchester Music Festival, 2007

Fellowship, Texas Music Festival, 2009, 2007, 2006, 2003

 

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Assistant to the conductors of the UNT Baroque Orchestra for 7 years

Studied piano for 10 years

Bilingual: fluent in Vietnamese and English

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