Concert Pianist & Composer
Bringing you something different this year, the ABG presents musical interludes from our guest concert pianist Van-Anh Nguyen. Take a short break from the scientific program to enjoy a range of compositions, from the first adagio to the last crescendo.
Having had four No.1 spots on the Australian iTunes Classical charts and debuting at #2 on the ARIA Classical/Crossover Charts for her album ‘Pop Alchemy’ (2019), Universal Music/Decca Records signed concert pianist & composer Van-Anh Nguyen became the first Australian-Vietnamese to ever in history enter the US iTunes Classical Charts. Van-Anh has become a worldwide sensation and in-demand artist, leading an intense touring career across the globe.
Born to Vietnamese refugee musicians and having started piano studies at the tender age of 13 months old, Australian born concert pianist gave her Sydney Opera House debut at age 8.
Her bubbly contagious personality and emotive playing has graced the stages of Australia including the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall and at such events as the Mostly Mozart Series, World Youth Day, the Chinese Chamber Music Festival, AFCM, Segerstrom Performing Arts Center (LA), Herbst Theater (SF). She regularly guests with the Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra (HCMC, Vietnam) and Vietnamese American Philharmonic Orchestra (California, USA).
Van-Anh currently has 8 albums released on all major digital music outlets. 2016 saw her complete a successful 15-city concert tour through China performing at sold out venues such as the Forbidden City Concert Hall and the Shanghai Oriental Arts Centre. Van-Anh features in L’Officiel Magazine, Elle Magazine Vietnam, Marie Claire Australia and Harpers Bazaar Magazine as a music icon and she has had her own TV show on Discovery Channel Asia.
Her versatility as a pianist allows her to collaborate across genres, having worked with internet sensations TwoSet Violin, soul singer Ronee Martin (Quarter Finalist America’s Got Talent 2016, backup singer for Patti La Belle), classical violinist Filip Pogady, Reigan Derry (Sony Music Australia) through to being a recording solo pianist for various composers as well as writing for other artists.
Van-Anh is the creator and owner of Perfect Pairings, a concert concept where she pairs music to wine. This concept has appeared across 6 countries, working with various vineyards, sommeliers and chefs and has subsequently led to her, launching her own wine. She now resides between Sydney and Los Angeles. For more information, please see http://www.vananhoofficial.com