A Night Of Music - what to expect?
In about a month's time, A Night Of Music hits Sydney and Melbourne. Ambiguous in title, this concert packs a punch! Originating in Houston, Texas by a philanthropist, music enthusiast and guitarist Trinh Hoang Hai, he had a vision to bring together talented Vietnamese musicians from around the world to create an exciting concert of multi-genres, spanning classical through to musical theatre, jazz through to crossover.
The concert then traveled throughout the US and now hits Australia for the first time, incorporating musicians from the US, Vietnam and Australia, all with Vietnamese descent. GET TICKETS HERE
Each artist brings their own unique personality and vibe to the concert, ensuring that there will never be a dull moment. The featured artists will also be accompanied by Hana King (violin) and Tish Panagoda (cello) for Sydney and Lily Thornton (cello) and Jessica Oddie (violin) for Melbourne.
The program, intimate in nature will allow audiences to get to know the performers through song and story. The program includes works by Chopin, Piazzolla, Beethoven, Villa Lobos, Vietnamese composers such as Ngo Thuy Mien & Trinh Cong Son along with many others.
Get to know the artists:
VAN-ANH NGUYEN - Concert Pianist (AUSTRALIA)
With two #1 Singles on iTunes Classical Australia (2016 & 2017), Van-Anh Nguyen is a dynamite consummate pianist. Born to Vietnamese refugee musicians and having started piano studies at the tender age of 13 months old, Australian born pianist, composer and TV host, Van-Anh Nguyen maintains an intense global touring schedule across most continents, currently residing in Los Angeles. Having won several prizes nationally and internationally, her bubbly personality and emotive playing has graced international stages including the Sydney Opera House (AUS), City Recital Hall, Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre (China), Segerstrom Center Of The Arts (USA), San Francisco Botanical Gardens and more. She regularly guests with the Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra (HCMC, Vietnam) and Vietnamese American Philharmonic Orchestra (California, USA). Van-Anh currently has 5 albums released on all major digital music outlets. She has been a TV host on Discovery Channel Asia and has been featured across various fashion magazines including Elle Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, L'Officiel and Esquire.
SANGEETA KAUR - Soprano (USA)
Sangeeta Kaur is a Vietnamese American trained opera singer, mantra singer, producer and 2016 Global Peace Song Awards winner. She is a sound artist who is inspired to bring healing and awakening through music and yoga. She earned a Bachelors of Music degree in Opera Performance from California State University of Long Beach and a Masters Degree in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory of Music. Sangeeta performs a blend of classical and sacred music. She travels internationally and has performed throughout Europe, Asia, the US and Australia. With great honor, she has performed in venues such as Segerstrom Center for the Arts, MUSCO Performing Arts Center, The Broad Stage, Sydney Opera House and many others. In the years of studying and performing, she also devoted her life to her spiritual practices. Sangeeta is about to release her second mantra opera album entiteld Ascension, available across all music outlets online.
MINH LE HOANG - Classical Guitarist (AUSTRALIA)
Minh began playing guitar in Vietnam at age 9 before moved to Canberra when he was 13 and studied first with Carolyn Kidd, then with Tim Kain.
A member of Australia’s unique guitar quartet, Guitar Trek, Minh has performed extensively throughout Europe. He has toured for Musica Viva and appeared at major festivals including the Sydney Festival, Canberra International Chamber Music Festival, Port Fairy Classical Music Festival, the Darwin and New Zealand International Guitar Festivals.
Minh won first prize in the 50th Tokyo International Guitar Competition having won the Adelaide Spring Guitar Competition in 2001.
NAM KHANH - Tenor (VIETNAM)
Bio to come.
We look forward to seeing you at the concert.