Concert “On the PATH of the Ancestors”

Concert “On the PATH of the Ancestors”

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Fri 22 Mar 2019, 8 pm
The Grand Concert Hall
Vietnam National Academy of Music
77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Hanoi

From Goethe Institut:

Grammy Award winning conductor Jeff von der Schmidt returns to conduct the Hanoi New Music Ensemble in a concert of three generations of Vietnamese new music. The concert opens with “JIJI” by Luong Hue Trinh, welcoming her back to Hanoi after completing her studies in Hamburg, Germany. JIJI is dedicated to her teacher Georg Hadju and uses ancient dan tranh with instruments and technology. “TUYEN LUA” by Nguyen Thien Dao is from the war years of 1968 and then the iron horse victory of Vietnamese boy hero Phu Dong. The concert ends with the world premiere of “METAL WATER FIRE” with the poetry of Nguyen Duy and music of Vu Nhat Tan, combining soloist Tran Thu Thuy with Hanoi New Music Ensemble and Dong Kinh Co Nhac the Ancient Music Group of Tonkin. This concert also begins a regional collaboration between Hanoi New Music Ensemble and the HongKong New Music Ensemble with players Karina Yau and Chronicle Li coming to Hanoi from Hong Kong.

Vũ Nhât Tân (*1970)

composer of mostly chamber and piano works which have been performed in Asia, Europe and elsewhere. teaches composition and musicology at the Vietnam National Academy of Music, Hanoi.

Mr. Vũ studied piano with Nhât Anh at the Vietnam National Academy of Music in Hanoi, where he earned a certificate in 1987 and degrees in secondary education in composition and musicology in 1991. He studied composition and musicology there with Trân Trong Hung from 1991–95 and graduated with a BMus. He later studied computer music with Clarence Albertson Barlow and new music with Johannes Fritsch at the Hochschule für Musik und Tanz in Cologne with a scholarship from the DAAD; and composition with Chinary Ung at the University of California, San Diego.

Luong Hue Trinh (* 1985, Hanoi)

is multimedia composer and electroacoustic music performer. She graduated with honors in Jazz Keyboard (BA) at the Vietnam National Academy of Music. Since 2010 she has worked in electroacoustic music under the guidance of composer SonX, which has become her main musical focus today. From 2015-18, she was awarded a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship for the program “New Technique in Composition” and finished her Master in Multimedia Composition under the guidance of Georg Hajdu and Elmar Lampson at the Hochschule für Musik & Theater Hamburg, Germany.

Her works and performances have been performed in in Australia, Czech Republic, Germany, India, Norway, PRC, Scotland, Thailand, UK, USA.

Trinh received commissions for various exhibitions, for example: Riverscapes IN FLUX (2011-13, Goethe-Institut); Living Jewels (2012) Hanoi, Vietnam; The Roving Eye – Contemporary Art from South-East Asia (2014) Istanbul, Turkey; Green Vietnam Journey (2014) MoCST, Hanoi; Virtual Exhibition – OUA Electroacoustic Music Festival (2017) by Osaka University of Art, Japan, a five-channel video The Bridge 3 (2016) by Le Brothers in Goethe-Institut Hanoi and more.

As a performer, she had many live performances in following festivals and concerts in Denmark, Germany, Japan, Norway, Sweden, Thailand, the USA and Vietnam.

Jeff von der Schmidt (*1955, Los Angeles, USA)

founding Artistic Director of Southwest Chamber Music and the Los Angeles International New Music Festival. He received two Grammy Awards in 2003 and 2004 and a total of nine nominations for 30 compact disc recordings. Mr. von der Schmidt has conducted concerts nationally and internationally in Europe, Asia, USA and Mexico. He serves as conductor and Artistic Advisor to the Hanoi New Music Ensemble.

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Vietnam National Academy of Music
77 Hao Nam Str., Dong Da Distr., Ha Noi


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