Described by Michael Kieran Harvey (concert pianist and composer) as ‘a true talent…she will be a great hit wherever she goes’, Van-Anh Nguyen is a passionate Australian-Vietnamese versatile pianist, producer and composer amidst teacher, model and TV host.
Born in Sydney, 1987 to Vietnamese refugee parents, Van-Anh started learning the piano at the tender and astounding age of 15 months with both of her parents (of whom are both professional musicians). By the age of 4, she was accepted into the Young Artists Program for gifted & talented musicians at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. By the age of 9, she had obtained her Associate Diploma in Music (Australia), and at aged 12, received her Licentiate Diploma in Music (Australia), making history as one of the youngest in her generation. She has given numerous media performances across all major Australian TV channels, on radio 2MBS-FM and the ABC since the age of 5.
Having won several prizes nationally and internationally, she now is published across international magazines including Elle, Esquire and most recently TV host on Discovery Channel.
She currently has three independent albums out including her solo piano album ‘Mise-en-scene‘ (2008), her classical-crossover album ‘Tonalita‘ (2012) and her piano and duo album with Melbourne based cellist, Chris Howlett entitled ‘Sentimentales‘ (2013). She is soon to release a collaboration Broadway/Opera album.
Her bubbly personality and emotive playing has graced the stages Australia including the Sydney Opera House, City Recital Hall, Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Spensers Live as well as at events such as the Mostly Mozart Series, World Youth Day 2008, the Chinese Chamber Music Festival, Crossroads Music Festival, Australian Festival of Chamber Music and various charity events.
In November 2005, Van-Anh made her solo debut in Vietnam with the Ho Chi Minh City Symphony Orchestra and has continued giving annual concerts with the Australian Embassy. She maintains an intense touring schedule globally. Van-Anh is the consummate pianist.
She is the newest addition as TV host to the Discovery Channel Asia team.
To follow Van-Anh’s blogs and vlogs, subscribe to www.vananhofficial.com and www.youtube.com/vananhnguyenmusic
Comments by Van-Anh Nguyen
Seriously awesome piano riff
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