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ANH HOANG NGUYEN
Birth Date: April 7, 2008
Teacher: Amy E. Gustafson
School: Nittany Christian School, State College, Pennsylvania
Concerto: Grieg Concerto in A minor, Op. 16 (I. Allegro molto moderato)
Anh Hoang Nguyen, born in 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam, has been studying and playing piano since the age of four. Formerly a student of Co Tran, she received invitations to perform in the Young Pianist Concerts in 2014, 2015, and 2016 by the Magic Music Center in Hanoi. She was admitted to the Vietnam National Music Academy in Hanoi as a student of Associate Professor Tuyen Dao, but in the fall of 2020, she relocated to the United States, where she is now a student of Yamaha Artist Dr. Amy E. Gustafson.
Recently selected to play in a master class by Stephen Hough, she has also attended Palmetto International Piano Festival and had master classes with Jose Ramon Mendez and Julian Martin. She has won many prizes and awards, most recently the First Prize in the Opus Music Competition, the Second Prize in the Pittsburgh International Piano Competition, First Prize in the Millersville International Piano Competition in 2021 and 2022, Second Prize in the Frost Music Competition, and the alternate in the Pennsylvania’s statewide MTNA Junior competition. Other recent competition prizes include the First Prize in the Hanoi Piano Festival, the Third Prize in the IGMC in New York City, and the gold medal at the Forte International Music Competition.
She has performed in Merkin Concert Hall and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in New York City. She also recently made her debut with the Vietnam National Orchestra, performing Kabalevsky’s Third Piano Concerto. In addition to her solo piano studies, Anh enjoys playing with the Masterworks Student Orchestra of Central PA. Her hobbies include crafting and listening to music.